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Javascripts Resources: Scripts, Tutorials and Frameworks

Many would initially think that Javascript has something to do with Sun Microsystem’s Java but as the matter of fact, it doesn’t. Javascript was created by Netscape, they previous name was LiveWire, then LiveScript.

Javascript is a programming language that is normally used on the client side. It is easy to learn and pick up. Most Javascripts on websites serve the purpose of encouraging user experience, increase interactivity, functionality as well as web speed. DHTML (Dynamic HyperText Markup Language) is formed with the use of Javascript and CSS (Cascading Style Sheets). On the other hand AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) is Javascript based web development technique that uses data formatted in XML.

Here are some good Javascript sites that worth a visit.

Javascript Framework

  1. Prototype


    Prototype is a JavaScript Framework that aims to ease development of dynamic web applications.

  2. Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI)


    The Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Library is a set of utilities and controls, written in JavaScript, for building richly interactive web applications using techniques such as DOM scripting, DHTML and AJAX. The YUI Library also includes several core CSS resources. All components in the YUI Library have been released as open source under a BSD license and are free for all uses.


  3. Rico

    Javascript framework designed for building rich Internet applications.


  4. qooxdoo


    qooxdoo is one of the most comprehensive and innovative Open Source multipurpose AJAX frameworks, dual-licensed under LGPL/EPL. It includes support for professional JavaScript development, a state-of-the-art GUI toolkit and high-level client-server communication.

  5. Ext Javascript Library


    Ext is a client-side, JavaScript framework for building web applications. In early 2006, Jack Slocum began working on a set of extension utilities for the Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) library. These extensions were quickly organized into an independent library of code and distributed under the name “yui-ext.” In the fall of 2006, Jack released version .33 of yui-ext, which turned out to be the final version of the code under that name (and under the open source BSD license). By the end of the year, the library had gained so much in popularity that the name was changed simply to Ext, a reflection of its maturity and independence as a framework. A company was formed in early 2007, and Ext is now dual-licensed under the LGPL and a commercial license. The library officially hit version 1.0 on April 1, 2007.

  6. MooTools


    MooTools is a compact, modular, Object-Oriented JavaScript framework designed for the intermediate to advanced JavaScript developer. It allows you to write powerful, flexible, and cross-browser code with its elegant, well documented, and coherent API.

  7. Dojo


    Dojo is an Open Source DHTML toolkit written in JavaScript. It builds on several contributed code bases (nWidgets, Burstlib, f(m)), which is why we refer to it sometimes as a “unified” toolkit. Dojo aims to solve some long-standing historical problems with DHTML which prevented mass adoption of dynamic web application development.

Scripts and Tutorials

  1. AjaxLine


  2. Ajax Rain


  3. Ajaxlines


    Ajaxlines is a project focused on providing its audience with a database of most of Ajax related articles, resources, tutorials and services from around the world.

  4. Dynamic Drive

    Dynamic Drive offers free DHTML, Javascripts and updates their archives frequently.

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  5. Free Javascripts

    free-javascripts is a database listeings of free basic javascripts that help your website gets more interactivity.

    free javascript

  6. HTML Goodies

    html goodies


  8. Javascript Kit

    Tones of free Javascripts, tutorials, references, DOM references, applets, DHTML.

    javascript kit

  9. The Javascript Source

    The Javascript division of

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  10. jQuery Javascript Library


    Query is a fast, concise, JavaScript Library that simplifies how you traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax interactions to your web pages.

  11. Javascript Toolbox

    Collection of Javascripts source, examples and concept from Mattkruse


  12. Mini Ajax

    Cool collection of AJAX scripts you can port to your website in no time.


  13. Mochikit

    Making Javascripts suck a bit less.


  14. moo.fx


    moo.fx is a superlightweight, ultratiny, megasmall javascript effects library, to be used with prototype.js or the mootools framework.

  15. Page Resource

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    scriptaculous provides you with easy-to-use, cross-browser user interface JavaScript libraries to make your web sites and web applications fly.

  17. Server Scripts

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  18. Tutorialized


  19. W3Schools Javascript Tutorials