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Prototype and Scriptaculous in Action by Tom Locke, Bear Bibeault, Dave Crane

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Chapter 12. Prototype and Scriptaculous in Practice

This chapter covers

  • Using Prototype and Scriptaculous in a production setting
  • Formulating a drag-and-drop strategy
  • Using the Scriptaculous in-place editor
  • Writing your own Effects classes

In the previous two parts of the book, we covered Scriptaculous and Prototype with a fine-toothed comb and learned a lot about the details of the libraries. We’re going to round off that knowledge in this chapter with an in-depth example of a moderately complex application.

Remember the QuickGallery application that we introduced in chapter 2, and Ajax-enabled in chapters 3 and 4? By the end of chapter 4, we had streamlined the navigation of the images on the filesystem by using Ajax, but it was still basically ...

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