Posts Tagged ‘Frameworks’

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Frameworks Round-Up: When To Use, How To Choose?

Software frameworks provide developers with powerful tools to develop more flexible and less error-prone applications in a more effective way. Software frameworks often help expedite the development process by providing necessary functionality “out of the box”. Such things include user/role management, data access, caching, and much more. These frameworks aid in helping you focus on the more important details of design and even project management by alleviating the need to reinvent the wheel for common development needs.

There are frameworks that cover specific areas of application development such as JavaScript/CSS frameworks that target the presentation (view) layer of the application, and there are others that handle more of the dynamic aspects of the application. Some include both!

cakePHP

In the following we present an overview of most popular web application frameworks; we cover both server-side (PHP, Java, C#, Ruby) and client-side approaches (JavaScript, CSS).

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Introducing YUI – The Rising Giant

Web developers may already have heard of Yahoo's new AJAX and DHTML framework. Maybe not - Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) has yet not gained popularity similar to Script.aculo.us, Prototype or Mootools. But it certainly will. Spot on - Smashing Magazine introduces Yahoo's User Interface framework.

Editor's note: be aware that libraries and frameworks often tend to generate not "optimal", sometimes even bloated code. In YUI's case especially if you use YUI Grids you might end up with dozens of div-containers even although you don't really need all of them. Therefore it is almost necessary to verify the quality of the generated code before applying it to your web-site or web-applications — to maintain the quality of your code and save you a lot of headache in the future.

Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI)

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CSS Frameworks + CSS Reset: Design From Scratch

You don't have to write the same CSS-code or (X)HTML-Markup over and over again. Whatever project you're starting to work with, at some point you have to define classes and IDs you've already defined in your previous web-projects. To avoid unnecessary mistakes you might want to start not from a blank file, but from an almost "perfect" scratch. The latter might contain some basic definitions you'd write in your code anyway. However, once you've decided to create such a scratch, you need to make sure it is really bulletproof — besides, if the stylesheet also sets up optimal typographic rules and basic form styling you manage to kill two birds with one stone.

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And this is where CSS Frameworks and CSS Reset are becoming important. Using them, you can get yourself a perfect default-stylesheet and markup, save your time and ensure the best quality of your code from the very beginning. But what are CSS Frameworks? And why do you need the Reset for?

Let's take a look at the idea behind CSS Frameworks, their advantages and disadvantages, most popular CSS frameworks and dozens of default-stylesheets you can use designing a new web-site from scratch.

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