Spry - JavaScript Library for Ajax

Spry - JavaScript Library for Ajax

Spry - JavaScript Library for Ajax

The Spry framework for Ajax is a JavaScript library that provides easy-to-use yet powerful Ajax functionality that allows designers to build pages that provide a richer experience for their users. It is designed to take the complexity out of Ajax and allow designers to easily create Web 2.0 pages.


Spry - JavaScript Library for Ajax

Spry is a JavaScript-based framework that enables the rapid development of Ajax-powered web pages. Not a JavaScript guru? No problem. Spry was designed to feel like an extension of HTML and CSS, so anyone with basic web-production skills can create next-generation web experiences by adding the power of Ajax to their pages.

Spry can be used with any server-side technology (ColdFusion, PHP, ASP.Net etc.). By building the front-end of your web application with Spry you enable a more efficient designer-developer workflow by keeping UI separated from back-end application logic.

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Spry Features:

  • Spry is implemented as a set of JavaScript libraries. To use Spry on a page, simply include the JavaScript library that contains the Spry features you need, use those features on your page, and then deploy that JavaScript file to your site along with your page.
  • Spry has three parts: Spry Data, Spry Widgets and Spry Effects. They can be used together or independently of one another.
  • No browser plug-ins or server-side modules are required for Spry to work.
  • Dreamweaver CS3 has features that ease the development of Spry pages but Spry itself is completely tool-agnostic. Any code editor can be used to develop Spry pages.
  • Spry widgets are advanced web components expressed in basic HTML markup, CSS and a little JavaScript.
  • Customization and styling is easily done using your existing HTML & CSS skills.
  • Spry widgets are accessible. They respond to keyboard navigation and degrade gracefully when JavaScript its turned off.
  • The Spry Data set transforms complex data sources into a familiar row/column format that can be placed anywhere within your page.
  • Supported data sources include XML, JSON and HTML.
  • Easily add Dynamic Regions to your page that control retrieval and placement of data without writing any JavaScript.
  • Spry effects allow you to add smooth and graceful transitions to almost any element on your page.
  • A single line of JavaScript is used to add an effect to your page.
  • Effects can highlight information, create animated transitions, or visually alter a page element for a certain period of time.

Open Souce Spry Information:

  • Applies To: JavaScript Framework, Rapid Development of Ajax
  • Programming Language: JavaScript
  • Operating System: Cross-platform
  • License: MIT, GPL

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