[thelist] UI libraries

Judah McAuley judah at wiredotter.com
Mon Apr 27 17:53:33 CDT 2009

I think it depends on what type of development you are looking to do.
YUI has a nice pedigree to it but I find it a bit clunky. It is a well
put together project though and an Evolter (Christian Heilmann) works
on it last I heard.

JQuery really rocks the house for pure utility. It is light weight and
great for programmable front end work. If you are looking at eye candy
interface stuff, JQuery UI is pretty decent and coming along nicely.
It doesn't have all the controls that some other frameworks do but the
theme roller is great, so if you are looking at a multi-design site,
JQuery UI is the way to go IMHO.

Ext is a great framework for more desktop look and feel apps. More
limited design options but a very solid OO approach to JS and well
programmed. A dual license model, however, that would require a
relatively inexpensive license for some commercial projects.


On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 4:07 PM, Eduardo Kienetz <eduardok at gmail.com> wrote:
> Guys, Google has told me about nice UI libraries available for web
> development. Now I'd like comments from those who might already have
> gone through choosing one of them.
> I'm interested strictly in open-source ones, that permit me selling
> the software without infringing copyright (LGPL, BSD, or similar). If
> they require making changes to the library available, that would be
> fine.
> So far I'm inclined to use YahooUI because it seems to be the most
> complete one (bigger user base, documentation, etc).
> The corresponding library from Google would be Google Gadgets
> (http://code.google.com/apis/gadgets/docs/ui.html), right? It seems to
> me that the license for this one doesn't allow me making commercial
> use of it. Am I right?
> Is there really anything else considerable? What are your thoughts?
> Thanks in advance,
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> Eduardo Bacchi Kienetz
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