There's a tagging system which is starting to creak under the sheer number of different tags, and several back-end parts of the site make use of AJAX calls.
Most of the script lives in a single file common.js which I cobbled via a process of trial and error, augmented with a little copy & paste coding.
It works. But I knew I could do better ..
This was my first attempt to make a site be truely dynamic and "pretty". It has succeeded in that respect, although the lack of members makes the site itself essentially a failure.
This library made it almost too easy to add flash. I liked it a lot.
Having said that though the sheer scope of the library and the way it didn't fit in the way that I coded made it painful to use at times.
It works, and it works well. Like it? Yes. Love it no?
Most of the code here is the simple kind, reverting back to the way I worked on the Debian Administration site; we're talking about basic effects such as:
- show/hide a div
- make an AJAX request every now and again.
- Do a bit of auto-completion.
To get more of a feel for whats out there I wrote this initially with my own code, then later migrated it to jQuery.
Quite frankly jQuery rocks. The way it works is a little strange at first, but it is so natural after a while. As an example:
// find the div called "foo" - hide it. $("#foo").hide()
I'm liking this library a lot recently, but only time will tell if I use it more.
In conclusion I filed #473125: ITP jQuery failing to see the existing ITP already present.
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