In light of this announcement http://twitter.com/#!/usejquery/statuses/45924060558925825 and due to the steam building behind the jQuery project it would be in our best interest to replace prototype with jQuery for 2.1 or beyond.
#1 Updated by Scott Ullrich about 8 years ago
This will be a great alerts replacement: http://www.red-team-design.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/cool-notification-messages-with-css3-and-jquery-demo.html#
#3 Updated by G D about 8 years ago
For log/state/etc... tables, I would highly recommend the DataTables jQuery plugin ( http://www.datatables.net ). I have used it extensively and it has great performance and can enable really useful additional features such as per column filtering as shown in this example: http://jquery-datatables-column-filter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/index.html
An additional use for DataTables, when combined with jQueryUI as shown here ( http://www.jonathonjoyce.co.uk/2011/04/08/updating-datatables-display-orders-by-drag-and-drop/ ) is to allow drag and drop row re-ordering. This would allow this to be used for the firewall filters as well if desirable.
On the subject of jQueryUI, the tab element could be used as shown here: http://jqueryui.com/demos/tabs/
And depending on how the different form elements were built within the tabs, a single apply/save button per section could be used above the tabs to allow going back and forth between tabs before saving or applying the settings of the actual section.
#5 Updated by Warren Baker about 8 years ago
Also another notification bar called foobar http://themergency.com/foobar/ - which is pretty neat.
Then there is also http://thrivingkings.com/badger/ which can be used for event notifications. Possibly a nice addition to certain widgets or # of fw log hits etc.
Note: I havent looked at the licensing of the above.
#6 Updated by G D about 8 years ago
Other Growl style notifications:
Last update: 2011-01-16
License: MIT & GPL
Notes: A neat builtin feature of jGrowl is detection of multiple existing alerts and the automatic display of a "Close All" option.
http://kitchen.net-perspective.com/purr-example-1.html (Shows existing object turned into alert)
http://kitchen.net-perspective.com/purr-example-4.html (More advanced example)
Last update: 2008-08-15
Notes: This takes a different approach by turning an (existing) object into a notification instead of building the notification based on a template.
jwNotify (jQuery HTML5 Desktop Notification)
Last update: 2011-05-15
License: CC0 (Public Domain Dedication)
Notes: I haven't pondered desktop notifications for pfSense before, but this would allow them in supported browsers.
@Warren Baker, thank you I had forgotten to look at licensing!
- DataTables is dual licensed under the GPL v2 license or a BSD (3-point) license
#9 Updated by Warren Baker about 8 years ago
#10 Updated by G D about 8 years ago
jQuery UI Core has a progress bar builtin:
It is easy to control, is built in to jQuery UI, and can be customized nicely as well. The one thing worth noting is that if you are using the animated background fill image feature, where say the bar stops at 50%, but the 50% that is filled has an animation to it, you have to manually generate a different animated image if you do not like the default scrolling orange diagonal lines. The Theme Roller does not yet generate this image. It is however simple to modify that image or make your own if desired, but it is worth noting that is one extra step if you use that feature. The progress bar animates very nicely and works very well even without enabling that.
#12 Updated by G D about 8 years ago
I wanted an "enhanced" multi select box for something I was working on and although Chosen looks absolutely brilliant, I did not like the manner in which it worked with multi selects (social network tag style). I found another plugin which takes a completely different approach which I am more accustomed to with the transfer of options from one area to another:
The reasons this one is handy for my particular case are that it is searchable for very long lists and allows you to visualize both selected and unselected elements side by side. It also allows click selecting or drag and drop selecting.
#15 Updated by Warren Baker almost 8 years ago
Another notification menu for jQuery