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August 10, 2008 1:48 PM   Subscribe

Looking for swanky cool whizzey bangey mouse-interaction thingummies to do to my business website.

I love it when you mouse on things and they do stuff! Especially when the stuff is useful, like accordion menus. Looking for the most graceful, easy to understand and re-style stuff, preferably ajax. These are to be integrated into a very simple and clean design, so keep that in mind. Free, open source please.
posted by By The Grace of God to Computers & Internet (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
By ajax do you mean CSS? The things you want are javascript widgets mostly, and you can learn alot by prowling around the scriptaculous and prototype.js sites.
posted by rhizome at 2:01 PM on August 10, 2008

'Swanky' and 'cool whizzey bangey' are usually mutually exclusive, in my experience. The more zoom zoom zip you have, the more of an amateur you'll look like.
posted by Jairus at 2:03 PM on August 10, 2008

More on the swanky, I'd say.. :)
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:03 PM on August 10, 2008

You probably want a JavaScript framework: MooTools or Dojo are a good place to start. AJAX doesn't really have anything to do with this; it's a method of asynchronous client-server interaction.
posted by matthewr at 2:03 PM on August 10, 2008

Ajax Daddy
posted by DarlingBri at 6:18 PM on August 10, 2008

2nding Jairus. And please, whatever you do, don't make anything you mouse over make a sound. And no sound or video that starts automatically when a page loads.
posted by Rykey at 12:46 PM on August 11, 2008

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