A quiet spell on this site can mean one of two things — either I have nothing to talk about or I have too much to talk about and I can't decide where to start.
The latter seems to be the case at the moment. There's so much I want to get on here, but I just don't know where to start.
What matters though is that the demos I produce can be used "off the shelf" by as many of you as possible. To do that I need to know which framework to target. Which is where you come in. Please either use the form below or open the survey and place your vote there.
As far as I can tell there's no obvious winner. Maybe Dojo seems the obvious candidate as it will soon be a part of development toolbox, whether we like it or not. Maybe it should be the one the most of you use. I just don't know.
What I'd really like to do is mimic the Ext toolkit, which provides an "adapter" for each of the other frameworks.
Realistically we only ever use a couple of functions out of any given framework. Normally the $() function and an Ajax() function and maybe a few others, such as show() and hide() etc. What it's possible to do is map your own functions to these, based on the framework used.
For example: Ext has a function called Ext.get(), which simply returns the result of a call to YUI's Dom.get() function or Prototype's $() - depending on which you're using as the base framework.
All you have to do is make sure you change to using the right adapter. That to me seems like the ideal choice. It does however mean an extra level of code and complexity. Before I go down that route I'd like to see whether there's any majority vote on the above poll.