Yahoo’s Faster, Lighter YUI Tools Simplify Building Complex Websites
Yahoo has announced the official release of version 3 of its open-source Yahoo User Interface (YUI) library. The new framework is designed to simplify the process of building complex web interfaces.
YUI 3 represents a total, ground-up redesign of the framework and brings some much needed modernizations, including simplified syntax, JQuery-style selector support and a much lighter (6.2kb) “seed” file that makes for much faster page load times.
Developers first got a taste of YUI 3.0 over a year ago when Yahoo began offering a testing version of it, along with suggestions on migrating from YUI 2.0. Since then, Yahoo has vastly improved the library and launched it into the wild on the front door of Yahoo.com.
“The code we’re shipping today in 3.0 is the same code that drives the new Yahoo Home Page, and it goes out with confidence that it has been exercised vigorously and at scale,” writes Yahoo’s Eric Miraglia.
YUI 3 is a free download, you can grab a copy from the YUI blog.
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