Spry

Spry is a JavaScript-based framework that enables the rapid development of Ajax-powered web pages. Not a JavaScript guru? No problem. Spry was designed to feel like an extension of HTML and CSS, so anyone with basic web-production skills can create next-generation web experiences by adding the power of Ajax to their pages.

Spry can be used with any server-side technology (ColdFusion, PHP, ASP.Net etc.). By building the front-end of your web application with Spry you enable a more efficient designer-developer workflow by keeping UI separated from back-end application logic.

Features

  • Spry is implemented as a set of JavaScript libraries. To use Spry on a page, simply include the JavaScript library that contains the Spry features you need, use those features on your page, and then deploy that JavaScript file to your site along with your page.
  • Spry has three parts: Spry Data, Spry Widgets and Spry Effects. They can be used together or independently of one another.
  • No browser plug-ins or server-side modules are required for Spry to work.
  • Dreamweaver CS3 has features that ease the development of Spry pages but Spry itself is completely tool-agnostic. Any code editor can be used to develop Spry pages.