The new version of iPhoto, announced not too long ago, features Web Gallery, a way to export your photo library to a .Mac web share. The sample gallery confirms that these Ajax-heavy galleries use Prototype and Scriptaculous under the hood. It could not make me happier that Apple seem to have adopted the two libraries company-wide.
Max Carlson (of OpenLaszlo) recently wrote about his toolkit’s approach to browser quirks, reminding me of a great Dev.Opera article on capability detection.
Both argue for an approach that relies on the individual capabilities and quirks of a browser, rather than one that relies on sniffing as a first option. This is a noble idea and …
Here’s something I worked on for a few hours just to amuse myself. I’d develop it further, but I can’t see how this has any sort of practical use (also note the caveats at the top of the script). So here it is: a web page desaturator. Takes all colors in linked stylesheets and turns them into grayscale versions. Here’s a demo using a page from the Prototype site. Firefox only.
In the last month or two we’ve had a number of tickets filed on the Rails Trac asking that Prototype adopt a more rigid syntax. Doing so would make it much easier to compress Prototype with tools like JSMin and Packer.
Opinions vary on this issue within the core team, but we all seem to …