Yahoo! releases their UI Library

I’m just beginning to dive into this, but it’s got me excited. They’ve got two versions of each source file, a build one with all the comments and a src which is already compressed for you.

Having worked for a while with Prototype and Script.aculo.us I’m curious to see how they compare. Seems like Script.aculo.us provides a lot of whiz bang effects the Yahoo library doesn’t have, but you do have all of these:

  • animation
  • calendar (not sure if there’s a dropdown version)
  • connection (ajax stuff)
  • dom
  • dragdrop
  • event
  • slider
  • treeview (particularly cool)

My biggest issue about it so far is that you’d have to type the namespace of YAHOO about a zillion times. Typing

Yahoo.util.Dom.get('myelement');

is a lot more typing than prototype’s terse

$('myelement')

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