Everyone knows I’m a fan of the Prototype JavaScript framework. But even I realise that for a novice getting the best out of it can be a daunting task. So I wrote a simple library called Performer to allow you to use some of the Prototype features without writing a single line of javaScript, instead using CSS rules.

There’s now another way for people to get started with Prototype using Protoscript, a simplified language that gives you lots of nifty features such as fading, drag-and-drop, toggling and much more. It looks good, although it like many JavaScript libraries (except mine, fnar fnar) it doesn’t provide you a way to separate JavaScript from HTML without some extra work. Still, the drag and drop thing is cool.