Since the original release of DataTables it has become clear that it is being employed for situations which I simply couldn't have imagined, which is absolutely fantastic, but it has highlighted some of the weak points in the plugin. In particular, DataTables was great for simple progressive enhancement of a table with plain data in it, but it got a little fiddly when dealing with events, Ajax and other Javascript interactions. I hope to address this with v1.4, which includes the following new features: Non-destructive DOM interaction! Allan Jardine | Reflections | DataTables 1.4 Allan Jardine | Reflections | DataTables 1.4


IxEdit IxEdit is a JavaScript-based interaction design tool for the web. With IxEdit, designers can practice DOM-scripting without coding to change, add, move, or transform elements dynamically on your web pages. Especially, IxEdit must be useful to try various interactions rapidly in the prototyping phase of your web application. What is Interaction? Interactions are visual changes of the screen which occur when users act on user interface elements.
Towards A Cooler Focus Caret The focus caret is that dotted outline you see around HTML elements when they have the focus. In some Mac browsers you see a standardized glowing blue border instead, but most browsers show a dotted outline. It’s not usually pretty, but it is completely necessary to give an indication of which element has the focus. (Some developers hate them so much that they try to suppress them, with JavaScript abominations like onfocus="this.blur()". But I’m gonna take it as read that you, my dear reader, would sooner chew off your own leg than do something as awful as that.) Here’s an example of what the caret might look like (this screenshot was taken with Mac/Firefox): Towards A Cooler Focus Caret