Archive for January 2007

Scriptacu-list Tutorial(Part 7)

January 26, 2007

To complete our application we will allow our users to upload a picture of the contact so that it appears on the details drop down.



Scriptacu-list Tutorial(Part 6)

January 25, 2007

OK if you’ve stuck with me so far you should have a functioning application with a Scriptaculous effect that you have achieved with very few keystrokes (very few indeed if you just copied my code!). We are nearly at the end of our journey – just 2 more sessions to go. So for today’s session we will look at taking that “Toggle Details” link and make it more context sensitive – “Show Details” to show the details and “Hide Details” to hide them.


Scriptacu-list Tutorial(Part 5)

January 24, 2007

Its time to get our little Contact List application into the Web2.0 era by adding a funky Scriptaculous dropdown on our contact list. The really cool thing is that we are going to do all this without writing a single line of Javascript (Lukas Renggli has already done that for us.  Much respect Lukas!) – it’s Smalltalk all the way for us!


Scriptacu-list Tutorial(Part 4)

January 23, 2007

Time’s tight today so I will just introduce my technique for creating alternating rows into our contact list.


Scriptacu-list Tutorial(Part 3)

January 22, 2007

So we’ve got a simple Contact List working but there are two big problems.

  1. When I’m editing the contact the data changes even if I click “Cancel”.
  2. It doesn’t look very pretty.

Today we are going to fix this…


Scriptacu-list Tutorial(Part 2)

January 18, 2007

So we’ve got our first cut domain model and now its time to add our views. Today we are going to add another two classes MyAddressBookView and MyContactEditor…


Scriptacu-list Tutorial(Part 1)

January 17, 2007

Learning Seaside is fun and there are a number of good tutorials out there (but beware that some don’t use the latest Seaside 2.7 release) and a number of good blogs (I especially recommend Ramon Leon’s Blog). But it can still be a bit tricky to find examples of exactly what you want. What I’d like to do over the next couple of posts is provide a worked example of a commonly used presentation technique with an extra Scriptaculous twist.