Zepto 0.4 was released a few days ago, which introduces JSONP and
improved iterators. I also noticed Thomas Fuchs has made Zepto a lot
more jQuery compatible. The Zepto
GitHub repository has detailed
examples and there's a website now too at zeptojs.com.
(Apache License 2.0) by Daniel Bremer-Tonn at akquinet A.G is another
handy little Growl-style messaging system. The Toast
shows various message types in action.
I tried forcing it to display lots of messages and it handles that
situation fairly well -- the messages appear as others fade, rather than
causing a scrollbar to appear. This seems like something that would work
well in a Backbone.js/jQuery UI app.
js-signals (MIT License)
A Signal is similar to an Event Emitter/Dispatcher or a Pub/Sub
system, the main difference is that each event type has it's own
controller and doesn't rely on strings to broadcast/subscribe to
events. To know more about the differences and
advantages/disadvantages of each approach check the Wiki
One of the claimed advantages of this project is to favor composition
over inheritance. This idea appeals to me and the
make it seem simple enough to get started with fairly quickly (should
you need a pub/sub-like messaging system for your next project).
by Thomas Fuchs is out. This version adds support for Backbone.js which seems
like a good fit for the WebKit iOS-app style projects people are
building with it.
Rain.js (MIT License) by Julio
Cesar Ody generates a great rain effect,
there's a demo here. As you might have
noticed I'm a sucker for pretty graphical tricks. If you've got any