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Thread began 3/04/2010 11:35 am by info4753 | Last modified 3/07/2010 5:51 pm by anonymous | 2413 views | 7 replies |

info4753

Ajax/Nitobi

Some time ago you sold Nitobi Ajax extension fpr dreamweaver. Can you please tell me why you don't sell it anymore?

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anonymous

I know you can buy them direct from Nitobi: support/

Regards,

Brian

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info4753

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Do you know if it's worth?

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anonymous

It's tough for me to tell since I think their offering has changed a great deal since my last experience with a few of their tools. I know they have climbed a great deal in price but I think they are offering some real heavy duty quality.

My question would be what do you want to specifically accomplish? I may be able to suggest something that would be far more affordable.

Regards

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info4753

I'm looking for a flexible way to present database (MySQL) records in tables. I guess that Ajax/JavaScript might be the best way to got. I'm currently testing dhtmlx.com which seems to be an excellent "tool".

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anonymous

I am guessing you are looking to create tables where you can quickly sort by any column?

If that is the case, there are several much cheaper alternatives that leverage AJAX.

First, I would look at the JQuery tools and options - since this will be no cost to you.

One of the better AJAX tools I have used is Linecraft's Spry Data Utilities for Dreamweaver: index.php

The one thing with Spry, though, is after you complete the work, you definitely want to use Dreamweaver CS4's tool to "extract Javascript" and create pure javascript for your spry widgets so it will pass the W3 standards test.

I also know that Yahoo User Interface (YUI) has a great AJAX table system that looks great, too. They also have a bundled Dreamweaver extension with several YUI tools (and it's free!): using_yui_widgets.html


Best regards,

Brian

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info4753

Hi Brian

You're right ;-)

I'll check your suggestions, thanks.

In the meantime, I took a closer look at www.extjs.com. They offer a very interesting set of JS tools that look promising. Nevertheless database connection is still complicated with their solution.

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anonymous

That does look interesting.

But ultimately, the thing that keeps me from investing too much money and time into AJAX and other JavaScript tools is the fact that HTML5 and CSS3 will be handle so many of the things that Java does but in a much more standards friendly package.

The real question is, how long will it take for Microsoft to catch up with true standards-based browsers? That really is the delay with all the new features that CSS and HTML have to offer. We know that Apple Safari, Firefox, and Chrome are all CSS3 friendly already. I wish Microsoft would join the party or get out of the browser business altogether and let Firefox make a skinned version for the OS.

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