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How could YUI3 improve its image?
This post on Quora got a lot of attention and prompted an interesting discussion. The author claims that YUI3 is really on par with jQuery but obviously hasn’t turned out to be as popular. So how could YUI3 improve its image?
John Resig, the creator of jQuery, is the top-rated response, yet he actually echoes many of the sentiments of other (less-notable) responders before him. One of the less controversial suggestions is that the multiple domains YUI3 resources lives on should be consolidated into one. Another suggestion that makes sense is that the focus should now be on YUI3, even though there are many sites still running on YUI2 (it’s the old legacy code problem). I definitely agree with this, as it was somewhat embarrassing to see a book about YUI2 come out just a few months ago.
One of the most controversial suggestions is that YUI should break off from Yahoo and become completely open-source, where everyone can make contributions. That would certainly be nice, but I definitely don’t see this happening, and I’m unsure it’s worthwhile for YUI to try something like that.