I often see technology out there that is solid, but lacking a tiny bit of the details from a UX perspective. Or I would like to extend it a little bit more for a UX reason. When that happens, every once in a while, someone tells me I am “complaining” and says, “Why don’t you just learn to program and do it yourself?”
I always feel uncomfortable with this. Programming has been this glass ceiling for me for 12 years now. I have dabbled here and there, but always get stuck and move back to shallower waters. With the previous Tree UX example, this happened again. It certainly was not meant in a mean way at all. I think the guy is encouraging and well-intentioned, and I appreciate that. So I took another look at EXT’s samples page. I want to compare apples to apples.
So my next mini-project will be to create the exact same thing twice. I am going to choose Tabs. I know how to do Tabs with jQuery. I am going to try the same thing in EXT, which I “claim” is harder. But until I do it myself, I can not compare them properly. I will post the results as soon as I have it.