Matt RaibleMatt Raible is a Web Architecture Consultant specializing in open source frameworks.

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Over 10 years ago, I wrote my first blog post. Since then, I've authored books, had kids, traveled the world, found Trish and blogged about it all.

YUI Grid CSS and Rails Performance

From Stephen O'Grady, I learned a couple interesting tidbits yesterday.

The first is Jeremy Zawodny talking about Yahoo's new Grid Builder in YUI Grid CSS and Grid Builder Kick Ass! The last time I looked at YUI Grid CSS (that's a mouthful) was almost 2 years ago, when it first came out. It's obvious that this library is better supported than Mike Stenhouse's CSS Framework. Maybe it's time to switch in AppFuse? Anyone know of themes available for Grid CSS?

The second item is Charlie Savage's entry titled Must Read Rails Performance Article:

Using a patched version of ruby and ruby-prof, Alex was able to more than double performance (with hints of more to come) and reduced memory consumption by 75%, or 750MB (yes - that is Megabytes). Alex does a wonderful job of documenting his approach with a series of blog posts here and here.

This reminds me of Don Brown's recent work on Maven. This is how open source is supposed to work - instead of complaining about the problems, fix them. In both Rails' and Maven 2's cases - it's somewhat surprising these issues weren't fixed earlier. Kudos to Alex Dymo and Don Brown for stepping up to the plate. Well done gents.

Posted in The Web at Feb 09 2008, 08:14:18 AM MST 2 Comments
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But what happens with YUI under Microhoo?

Posted by Lars Fischer on February 09, 2008 at 10:37 AM MST #

Hi Matt, I did quite an extensive research with the hope of finding pluggable themes (templates) for yui css but could not find any. What I'd like to mention is, I suggest you check out the Blueprint CSS Framework. Although this choice doesn't seem to offer any pluggable themes in the ecosystem right now either, it might be worth considering it, as it's much lighter weight. I'm not a designer, but according to what I've seen so far, it's a well respected grid framework which let's you have a solid design and typography foundation upon which you (or your designner) can build your own design.

Posted by Polat Tuzla on April 22, 2008 at 08:35 AM MDT #

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