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tryanDLS
14 Nov 2006, 2:02 PM
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From: fpiguy
Subject: I need basic understanding of where to start

>> fpiguy said
'm a php programmer and understand php very well, I'm really new to javascript and this YUI-ext stuff. I'm trying to wrap my brain around the concept of how to plan a new project using the YUI-ext lib.

How would I enhance the user experience with YUI-ext. Do I need to program mainly Javascript and have php enhance it or can I have php be the main engine use Javascript to enhance?

I guess the main question is where and how do I start?

>> Animal said
You need to start at the beginning of Jack's blog entries, and follow them and his examples as he develops yui-ext.

http://www.jackslocum.com/yui/index.php

He's only been been blogging/developing yui-ext since about August, so you should be able to catch up.

Also, you'll want to read up on the building block YUI library at http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/

Javascript docs are available at the yui site, and enhance javascript docs will soon be available for yui-ext (eh Jack? ;) )

>> tryanDLS said
If you are new to javascript, you need to get an understanding of the language before undertaking a project using yui and/or yui-ext. If you are just at the point of coding 'Hello World' in javascript, you need to establish a base before using these libraries.

I would suggest you start with this post:
http://www.jackslocum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=536