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Trying Out the YUI Toolkit

My first class project for Programming the Interactive Internet involves the use of the Yahoo! User Interface Library. I can't say too much about it yet as I am still just dipping my feet, but it seems to be a very useful library. We are basically working on a movie-oriented mashup that will bring in data from Flickr, Twitter, Technorati, and more. I'm currently in charge in my project team of getting that data and parsing it. I will use the YUI toolkit to access this information using Javascript and without having to refresh the page or redirect the user to a new page. That means that all this data will be fetched dinamically as the user interacts with the page. It is just awesome to be in a class that requires you to make a mashup!

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When you are done with this class, I bet this site will be pimped out with a bunch of gadgets and gizmos that you learned...It should be nice to watch. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Haha. Let's hope! This site has been due for a redesign for a little while now.

ok... It's too confusing... Well, I'll understand it, right after some water and some time "not" thinking about it.

It sounds really interesting, and I wish you the best of luck on the project! Keep us up-to-speed on your developments. =)

Hi, your project looks interesting. Will be looking foward to it. :)

You should look into jQuery. It is much easier to learn than YUI and for doing custom stuff it's far superior.

One library to include and all your dreams come true. There are tons of plug-ins.

http://jquery.com/

http://learningjquery.com