Schedule, Widget, Styling and Source

Good morning spry:fans,

This part of the Spry team is back at his post in California, busy with the next Spry release. I wanted to pass along a couple Spry developments here.

First, the Spry team has decided that we wanted to get some more features into the zip before we could really call it gold. To us, a gold or ‘production’ release not only means that is it stable code, but also that the package includes all the big features that users will need to use Spry robustly. Since are working on additional features that will make a more complete release, we decided to hold off on the gold release until we were all happy with the feature set.

So the next version will be Pre-release 1.6 and we are expecting to release at the end of the summer. We will be dealing with HTML fragments, unobtrusive Spry and a slick CSS selector utility.

But in the meantime, we just posted a widget that we couldn’t quite get in for 1.5. We are happy to preview our new Tooltip widget. You can find that and additional links, including the overview doc, on the Preview page:

Also, we have had many questions lately about styling the Menu Bar widget. Towards that, we posted a few more styling samples on the samples page:

Lastly, I just found this toolkit for IE7. It does many things, but mostly, Spry developers finally have a way to View Generated Source for IE7. Of course, I presume that everyone already has Firebug installed for Firefox…


5 Responses to Schedule, Widget, Styling and Source

  1. J Bishop says:

    These are great additions!Will there be a lightbox (modal window) solution in the 1.6 release that works with the XML Data Set?Thanks,JB

  2. Mark says:

    Hello,I was just looking at the samplesMore explicitly the below link.. being a curious person, I put a script tag and a alert … and when I submitted the form, it ran it… I think you guys should make sure that loop hole is closed down.Is this a mistake in configuration or if I use spry should I check all inputs from SPRY for script injections?

  3. First of all I love Spry!Two questions about Spry in the future.Can we find somewhere an overview of future features, for example: are there ideas to develop treeview menus, drag and drop functionality, …Where is the best place to do suggestions?When I started using Ajax I loved also the Yahoo! User Interface Library, but Spry is far more user friendly. Though the Yahoo! User Interface Library has some functions Spry doesn’t have at this moment (trees, drag and drops, …). So I hope Spry will add these features very soon?

  4. Hello.I am very very new to this. I have been using Contribute 3 for several years and wanted a way to make my site look better, specifically staring with my menu.I am not a programmer or designer and have little knowledge of programming.My son worked on my site for me with his suite of products but that was several years ago and now he is out of the house and very busy. So, anyway, when I spoke with the person at adobe regarding contribute he confirmedf that I could not do buttons, rollovers and such. When I asked about a product that could he suggested DreamweaverCS3. I purchased it and am boggled by it. I can do some of the basics but the time and learning curve are huge.I bought a book on the program and have been using it along with the help file and online help but I cannot find anywhere on “How can I make the spry menu buttons different shapes and put spacing between them?”I picked up on the command of adding submenus that appear on rollover but I could not find any info on changing styles of shapes. I need all the help I can get.Regards,Bill Verostek

  5. Terri Stone says:

    I thought the Spry team might be interested to know that Dave McFarland has written a how-to on adding and modifying Spry Menu Bars in Dreamweaver CS3. The story’s at