Archive for February, 2008

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Preface to DnD: topics

This is a quick cookie to cover a really cool topic. Custom events and Dom Events are all well and good for method-to-method functionality. It is a really common use case to connect some event happening to call another function, but when you get into really ambiguous, large applications, you need some mechanism to just say “hey, something has happened, act accordingly” … dojo.publish and dojo.subscribe provide just that mechanism.

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AjaxWorld / Dojo

March 18, 2008toMarch 20, 2008

Adam Peller and Becky Gibson are speaking about internationalization & accessiblity and show how the dojotoolkit deals with those issues and how they are currently implemented.

AjaxWorld
NYC

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Overriding themes

Dojo comes with awesome themes, all ready to be used out of the box.
Unfortunately sometimes it happens that you want to change one little thing, say the font size of your accordion pane.
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Mucking Dijit

Ever so often I want Dijit to behave just slightly different than the defaults, or need
to shim some added checks or setup to existing methods in the dijit. There are three really rapid ways to easily customize the Dijit code, each with different results and different use cases. Enter dojo.extend, dojo.mixin, and dojo.declare.

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Animation callbacks

Dojo Animations provide a really simple way to listen to internal events, and fire custom code at various points during (or before) an animation. Its simplicity is what makes it really quite powerful.

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