Here is a collection of interesting news from the first half of March.
YUI 3 Gallery CompetitionIn case you missed the announcement, YUI 3 is hosting a gallery widget competition. You still have a few days to get your submission ready. Check out the details.
YUI 3 AlloyNate Cavanaugh and Eduardo Lundgren, of Liferay, have spent the last six months building a YUI3-based widget library. Not only did these guys write great widgets, but this library also helps fills in the gaps while we wait for YUI 3 to port all their YUI 2 widgets.
The Web Standards Cold WarThe Flash and Standards: The Cold War of the Web is a good article by Dan Mall, proposing that developers get behind the standardization and improvement of one or more web-technology, instead of spending their time bashing the technologies they don&rsquot;t like. Worth a quick read.
IE 8 Document Mode DemystifiedIE developers have finally written an article explaining how the browser chooses the document mode. If you use document mode in IE, this is a must read.
JQuery Workshop VideosJohn Resig has a series of talks on jQuery ranging from an introduction to the framework, to things you might not know, and ways to improve your application. If you use jQuery, then these are for you.
MattSnider-Related NewsI have been working diligently on integrating the RadialMenu with the YUI 3 overlay framework. I am pretty far along, and hope to have something to share by the end of this week. I will be submitting it to the YUI competition as well, so it will be available on the gallery.
Starting next month, I will begin working on the YUI Storage system again. There has been lots of feedback to incorporate and we need to port it to YUI 3. Look forward to an announcement in the next few months.