[Baypiggies] Slightly OT: *lightweight* Javascript frameworks?

Alec Flett alecf at flett.org
Thu Apr 1 05:56:04 CEST 2010

jQuery is really not that heavy - something like 24k minified and gzipped,
and there are a lot of tiny plugins that will get you specific effects.
jQueryUI is slightly more heavyweight, but you can pick and choose at which
parts of the package you actually need.

Honestly I wouldn't worry about serving up to 100k of JS (minified and
gzipped of course) to any iPhone or Android-based web browser... so unless
you're talking about some strange mobile platform, jQuery + jQueryUI is a
pretty easy choice.


On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 8:45 PM, Rami Chowdhury <rami.chowdhury at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hey all,
> Very slightly OT -- hope you'll bear with me. I really enjoyed the
> discussion on
> here a few months back about client-side web applications and comparisons
> of
> various frameworks. I was wondering if I might be able to leverage some of
> that
> knowledge base and kick off an interesting discussion at the same time.
> A client of mine is looking to add Javascript effects, transitions, and
> functionality to their web application. The kicker? It's a mobile-oriented
> web
> app -- so small code size is key. Even minified and gzipped, most of the
> popular
> frameworks are pretty heavy from that point of view. Any thoughts?
> Thanks in advance,
> Rami
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