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1:37 pm on Jul 11, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello,
I am new to javascript libraries. I have been programming PHP for a while now and would like to integrate some ajaxy stuff into my shops / cms's..

i was reading this article [webmasterworld.com] and done a little bit of research and it looks like jQuery is coming out top for me, although i have been told that MooTools is good.

Does anyone think that one is better than the other? It will be used almost exclusively for CMS systems using PHP MySQL.

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If I was choosing between only jQuery and Mootools, I'd go with jQuery hands down.

I would choose YUI over both of those options, given the choice. :-)

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I would choose YUI over both of those options, given the choice.

I second that... I would even take Spry as a second choice over those others to be honest and it is in pre-release still, but Spry is way nicer looking out of the box and they you can get support questions answered by the developers on their forum because of the fact it is in pre-release and they are trying to get people to use it so they get free testing... I have been impressed.

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Hey thanks guys,
I chose them 2 because i had read that they had a. very good documentation and b. that they were quite quick to learn and get going on.

But i am thinking more long term - if it takes me longer to learn something that is a bit more robust and versatile then i am willing to do that. Would YUI be in this bracket do you think?

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Scally.... yes, YUI is more robust as it stands now for sure.

Too be honest I have been mixing and matching. I have sites that run both. For example a photo gallery looks way nicer with Spry default then YUI so I went with that for Ajax galleries and form validation is nice looking too, but for other stuff I use YUI.

Like you said, you are thinking long term so no reason not to dabble with both.

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As for documentation, the YUI documentation is the best out there. I find the jQuery and Mootols documentation to be difficult to navigate, and more difficult to understand. So in my opinion, YUI wins there hands down as well.
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YUI sounds about the best then - i think documentation of things is so important, also the way it looks (the animation side etc).
What i may do is try a little on each after working with YUI for a while. I must admit when i saw the moo tools demos it looked pretty slick - that must be what got me on it, i love nice animations in JS.
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The more I work with jQuery and begin to understand how to chain methods and access things, the more I understand just how incredibly powerful it is.
5:36 pm on July 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

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i love nice animations in JS

[labs.adobe.com...]

Like I said Spry is for designers... which means pretty.