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Excellent Javascript Library Comparison Chart!

Excellent Javascript Library Comparison Chart!

Was browsing around on Noupe and stumbled across this fantastic chart and decided it needed to be shared with everyone. I’ve always wanted to see an apple-to-apples comparison of the these libraries. Learning new frameworks and understanding their quirks takes time and nothing beats first-hand experience, but this chart¬†definitely¬†gives you a good idea of what direction to start in.

Surprisingly, jQuery is at least twice as slow as every library listed according to this test and many more times that according to the chart. Still, comparing that with some of the syntax gymnastics you have to do to perform a simple selector (the most commonly performed task when dealing with DOM manipulation) with these other libraries, I’ll stick with my first love.

Use your handwriting to make your own Font!

Use your handwriting to make your own Font!

YourFontsFont creation is something only the geekiest might bother with, but what could possibly be greater than having a font which mimics your actual handwriting!? I know, I know, I had you at “font creation,” but in all seriousness, there are swaths of fun applications to be had! For instance, you could add a personal touch to your own website using sIFR techniques. Maybe you could add a “personal” note to any of the documents which need your review. Or even “write” your Christmas cards to your family and friends and print them en masse instead of grinding through them once a year. Okay, so maybe they won’t change your life in any significant way, but I dare anyone to tell me its not fun.

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