New JavaScript UI Library

Javascript Library w2ui

I am a big fan of simplicity. Some of my favorite quotes reflect this; “less is more”, “keep it simple”, and “are you going to eat that?”. I live in the land of sushi and believe the world would be healthier if everything people ate had 5 ingredients or less. I don’t own a TV or use a cellphone for anything other than testing new apps and responsive designs. They were both replaced with an iPad.

The best house near me is for a true minimalist. It was built and laid out using a simple grid system that divides the space into three living quarters. The layout feels like the architects were working on a new web design and halfway through decided to create a house instead.

My appreciation for all that is simple gives me a moderate level of enjoyment in introducing the new open source JavaScript UI library called w2ui. It is a nimble 37kb (minified and gziped) which means that the load and execution times will be done in a flash, pun intended. It is 12 times smaller than Ext JS and 6 times smaller than Kendo UI. The w2ui code is licensed under the “if it’s free, it’s for me” license also known as the MIT license.

The w2ui is a complete set of UI widgets for data-driven web applications. Inside you will find these JavaScript widgets; layout, grid, toolbar, sidebar, tabs, popup, form, fields, and utilities. Check out the demos, peak at the docs, and then give it a try. w2ui is also on GitHub.

2 Responses to “New JavaScript UI Library”

  1. Kensey February 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm Permalink

    I think it’s nice. At least for me, you see the code and you breath. t’s like: “Hummm, I can use it somehow, somewhere without reading an entire book first”. It’s not yet for big things but deserves at least to be commented. Congrats to the author.

  2. Vitali May 9, 2013 at 5:35 am Permalink

    New version 1.2 was released this a few days ago:

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