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June 18 2008

Why I like YUI

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I usually use JQuery for javascript work, the shortcuts for dom manipulation, XPath and the plethora of plugins are fantastic.  But recently I had to find a nice calendar for a booking application.  Something that I could easily populate with booked dates, have date ranges, different date renderers (colours/formatting on the date boxes).

I gave YUI calendar a try and if did it all out of the box.  They have created it in a way that makes it highly extensible and easy to use.  You can also plug in AJAX features relatively easily (which I didn’t do for my project but would be ideal for a booking/date management system).

Its also a great project to support because its open source and the developers at Yahoo have been really been giving some great tools to the development community over the last few years.

Also YUI has GREAT documentation.  Check it out..