Best JavaScript Frameworks (Libraries)

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Best JavaScript Frameworks/Libraries:

1.) JQuery

2.) YUI

3.) Dojo

4.) ExtJS

5.) Prototype

6.) MooTools

7.) script.aculo.us

8.) AngularJS

9.) Backbone.js












JavaScript Framework Matrix

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The JavaScript Framework Matrix

shall give you an overview of popular JavaScript frameworks and their functions. There are various examples for the frameworks and every snippet contains links to the official documentation. The choice of a framework depends on many factors and can’t be made of this document only. The matrix shall solely demonstrate the different API styles and functionalities of the JavaScript libraries. In addition, there are many more interesting frameworks which are listed here.

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Creating iPhone-style Checkboxes with JQuery and Prototype

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iPhone-style Checkboxes is a progressive enhancement for standard HTML checkboxes which transforms them into the beautiful iPhone toggle switches. The change is purely visual as the underlying checkbox is not touched. The usage of the iphone-style-checkboxes library is very simple. Unzip the downloaded package place the JavaScript, images and stylesheet where you please. Make sure to update the stylesheet to point to the new location of your images if they have changed relative to the stylesheet. Once you are done with the files upload, the activation is very easy:

  <script src="jquery-1.3.2.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  <script src="jquery/iphone-style-checkboxes.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="path_to/style.css" type="text/css" media="screen" />
  <script type="text/javascript">
    $(document).ready(function() {

Elijah Miller is sharing the prototype version of this library with some additional features:

  • The initial version supported changing the ON/OFF label text; but if you made the text longer than a few characters, it would be hidden under the handle. UPDATE: The handle and label sizes are automatic based on the actual label text.
  • Support for dragging the control
  • Sliding labels
  • iPhone compatibility

Source & Demo: JQuery VersionPrototype Version

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