by Daniel T


May 10, 2006

The Spry framework for Ajax released on Adobe Labs today. The framework is a JavaScript library for web designers that provides functionality that allows designers to build pages that provide a richer experience for their users. It is designed to bring Ajax to the web design community who can benefit from Ajax, but are not well served by other frameworks. For more information regarding the Spry release, please see Paul Gubbay’s Linked In article.
Spry Technology Overview
Spry Download
Spry Wiki


  • By Scott Fitchet - 6:33 AM on May 11, 2006  

    Very nice looking demos.
    I’m interested in learning how the “spryregion” attribute works.
    The “spry_help.pdf” could be more helpful with screenshots.

  • By Peter - 2:47 AM on May 12, 2006  

    It’d be very nice to have a example based tutorial sets that walk through various aspect of this framework 🙂

  • By Donald Booth - 2:21 PM on May 12, 2006  

    Thanks for the feedback.
    For an example based tutorial, check the Technology Overview link above or my web photo gallery article:
    A spryregion attribute is used on any element that is going to contain a piece of XML data. This tells the framework to work on the data bindings within the container tag.
    For instance, in the web gallery demo, I repeat over the thumbnail images inside a DIV
    The spryregion attribute tells the framework to work on this div and that the data within the div comes from the two datasets: dsGallery and dsData.
    Any data references within the spryregion, like src=”{dsData::thumbnail/@base}{@thumbpath}”, will then be converted to the XML data.
    If you didn’t have the spryregion attribute, it would just show that raw text.
    Hope this helps.
    Donald Booth
    Adobe Spry Team

  • By Giovanni Costagliola - 2:26 AM on May 18, 2006  

    Really a cool toolset that friendly brings AJAX paradigm whithin an even simple page.
    However, I would get some details on the future vision of this framework: where are you moving on?

  • By Daniel Taborga - 11:30 AM on May 18, 2006  

    Hi Giovanni,
    Please see Paul Gubbay’s Logged In article for infotmation about the vision of this framework.