Friday, March 13, 2009

Visual Event

This is a really neat tool by Allan Jardine, a UI developer! It makes it so easy and visual to see what even handlers are attached to the elements of a page. Great addition to my toolbox!

When working with events in Javascript, it is often easy to loose track of what events are subscribed where. This is particularly true if you are using a large number of events, which is typical in a modern interface employing progressive enhancement. Javascript libraries also add another degree of complexity to listeners from a technical point of view, while from a developers point of view they of course can make life much easier! But when things go wrong it can be difficult to trace down why this might be.

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