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YUI 2.8: Learning the Library

By : Dan Wellman, Daniel Barreiro, Daniel Osvaldo Barreiro
Book Image

YUI 2.8: Learning the Library

By: Dan Wellman, Daniel Barreiro, Daniel Osvaldo Barreiro

Overview of this book

The YUI Library is a set of utilities and controls written in JavaScript for building Rich Internet Applications, across all major browsers and independently of any server technology. There's a lot of functionality baked into YUI, but getting to and understanding that functionality is not for the faint of heart. This book gives you a clear picture of YUI through a step-by-step approach, packed with lots of examples.YUI 2.8: Learning the Library covers all released (non-beta) components of the YUI 2.8 Library in detail with plenty of working examples, looking at the classes that make up each component and the properties and methods that can be used. It includes a series of practical examples to reinforce how each component should/can be used, showing its use to create complex, fully featured, cross-browser, Web 2.0 user interfaces. It has been updated from its first edition with the addition of several chapters covering several new controls and enriched with lots of experience of using them.You will learn to create a number of powerful JavaScript controls that can be used straightaway in your own applications. Besides giving you a deep understanding of the YUI library, this book will expand your knowledge of object-oriented JavaScript programming, as well as strengthen your understanding of the DOM and CSS. The final chapter describes many of the tools available to assist you the developer in debugging, maintaining, and ensuring the best quality in your code. In this new edition, all the examples have been updated to use the most recent coding practices and style and new ones added to cover newer components. Since the basic documentation for the library is available online, the focus is on providing insight and experience.The authors take the reader from beginner to advanced-level YUI usage and understanding.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
YUI 2.8 Learning the Library
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

The Layout Manager

The Layout Manager combines up to 5 panels or "layout units" with the central, mandatory one taking whatever space is left by the up to four resizable panels above, below, and to either side of it. Each of the layout units is in Standard Module Format, with header, body, and footer sections. This is what it looks like:

The image shows the right panel collapsed, so only a thin strip with the expand icon is all that remains of it. All the other panels are expanded and have their position as their header. The ability to resize, the collapse and close buttons, the scrollbars, the header, and footer shown are all optional and have been explicitly enabled in all except in the center panel where some of the options are not valid. The center panel will always be resized to whatever space is left by the others and it cannot be collapsed or closed. The whole page takes all the viewport. Even if the browser window is resized, the Layout Manager will adjust the panels to fit in the...