That’s right- Spry 1.6 is now live on Adobe Labs, you can download it now and get playing with the bits right away. The Spry team is really proud of this release, as it both clarifies and solidifies a lot of their positions on the framework as a whole, and how to use it in responsible ways.
Oh, and did I mention Spry now includes an easy way to update your framework files in Dreamweaver CS3, too? You betcha. You can either download an MXP to update Dreamweaver specifically, or the full framework package (including all the additional documentation, samples and more – including the MXP updater for Dreamweaver).
Some interesting articles for those of you wanting to use Spry responsibly (I strongly recommend reading these regardless!):
- Spry and Best Practices
- Progressive Enhancement with Spry
- Using Spry Unobtrusively
- Validating Spry
- The Spry Element Selector (for unobtrusive usage)
Of course, there’s a lot more- but the good news is that Spry 1.6 is now available, and ready for you to start tweaking with ASAP. Regardless of whether you use Spry within Dreamweaver, or as a standalone framework, the team welcomes your feedback on the Spry forums so we can keep making it better for you and your real-world projects. Get to the bits, already!
Update: Don Booth has a great post on the Spry Team weblog now, too – great read for more details (including the new compressed versions of the Spry framework files- saving significant download time). Check it out here.