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Have I mentioned how excited I am about having jQuery as a major part of the forum system?

Discussion in 'XenForo Pre-Sales Questions' started by Tigratrus, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Seriously, jQuery + a fully CSS based page layout? As an alternative to vB 4?!

    This must be a dream... Or maybe the mushrooms on that Pizza was a tad to mellow ;).

    jQuery ROCKS! Great synergy with CSS... Very psyched to get my hands on XF and really see what Susan (who's pretty good self taught CSS wrangler) and I can do! BRING IT ON! :)
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  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Yeah, jQuery really is a revelation. BTW who's susan?
  3. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    Heh. Susan's my wife, she does most of the blog writing and CSS/Design work on our site. I'm the technoweenie, responsible for the server and most of the PhP tweaks, code repurposing etc. I normally have "James and Susan" as my signature on most sites as both of us tend to share an account on web dev type sites. It's kind of an inside joke :). I've wanted to use jQuery on our site for about 2 years, but the existing conflicts with the Prototype framework in vB and Mootools in J! made throwing another framework into the mix a BAD IDEA. :)
  4. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I've worked with jQuery in the past and I'm really excited to think of what I can do with it in combination with the XF framework/plugin system.

    I sense long[er] hours in front of the computer in my future. :cool:
  5. Ahmed

    Ahmed Well-Known Member

    I agree, it was a great way to take forums to a different level.
    I'm so exited about the new system.
  6. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    It is cool to finally see some jQuery around.

    Another good thing about this forumsoftware =)
  7. RickM

    RickM Well-Known Member

    Gotta love a bit of jquery :)

    Keep it down though....the prototype and moo people will be over in a minute! :p
  8. JVCode

    JVCode Well-Known Member

    I love the use of jQuery at XenForo. Makes everything so much smoother and seemless. Gets a big thumbs up from me.
  9. Safin

    Safin Member

    The best javascript framework around :)
    Lovely to see it on XF. Always loved coding in it and am sure i will love it even more now.
  10. Princeton

    Princeton Well-Known Member

    yea! it's one of the reasons why I'm seriously considering xenForo for my site
  11. Deepmartini

    Deepmartini Well-Known Member

    What does jquery mean exactly? Not sure even what it is and how it benefits us?
  12. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    jQuery is a javascript framework, it provides a library of functions/capability that "simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development".

    What makes jQuery esp cool is that it's very compact and quite similar in usage to CSS. One of my favorite things is that you can use it to add/change things on a page via jQuery interaction with the DOM without having to do *anything* to the underlying html/templates. jQuery + CSS is a dream toolset for making layout changes. If you can see what you want to do in Firebug, you can generally make it happen :).

    It's been a while since I've been able to use jQuery much given the Prototype and MooTools conflicts, but that's what I remember ;).
  13. Mikey

    Mikey Well-Known Member

    /me moo's

    just kidding, I <3 jquery - specially image effects
  14. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I'm suddenly in the mood for a burger... ;)

    I just realized, if developers are smart, they can make near-perfect integrated add-ons using jQuery and XF. Although I also realize we're going to see some add-ons that over due it, but that's the nature of the beast.
  15. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

  16. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I am glad that XF has been built using jQuery. I have always deterred from using jQuery in my projects unless it is going to be worth implementing a complete library for a couple of lines of code (Why would I bother implementing jQuery just to use something like animate()?), but because XF makes good use of jQuery I can now use it knowing I'm not causing any bloat to my forum :D awesome!
  17. Tigratrus

    Tigratrus Well-Known Member

    The addition of true cross platform mobile functionality to the jQuery library is going to mean mobile style/theme development for XF is going to be awesome. I'm thinking that may have just put an end to the XF mobile app vs mobile theme/style question. :)

    The mobile style will be a LOT easier to maintain, and now it'll be a build once deploy to ALL the major mobile platforms. How much of a no-brainer is that?! And based on the elements/designs they present on the jQuery mobile site, it'll look awesome too.

    Icing on the cake! ;)

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