Javascript framework for GUI eye candy

Of the major Javascript frameworks (jQuery, MooTools, Dojo, Prototype, etc.), which would be the most suitable for building a graphical interactive editor? That is, the app I mean will have very little text, but instead there are drag-and-drop widgets, real-time animations, and cute effects. DOM manipulation is of little interest. Maintaining communication between GUI elements and data on the server side (Django) is critical.

Hopefully I'm not breaking anti-trade laws, but it's hard to find comparisons for specific purposes.

So far my underrated impressions:

  • jQuery is primarily a DOM manipulation toolkit, but it also has a pretty pretty graphical interface.
  • MooTools is a more general JavaScript enhancement, but also has a "More" which gives transits, etc., but perhaps not completely bloated widgets?
  • Scriptaculous puts all its eggs in the eye candy basket but has no idea how it folds otherwise
  • ember.js is considered a generational improvement in GUI client interfaces (with UI bindings, etc.), but is underestimated.

I guess I don't know enough about this development yet to make a reasonable decision between the two, so all thoughts, comments, pointers, etc. appreciated.


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The second recommendation for jQuery UI. Almost unlimited possibilities for themes in terms of available widgets and performance, I have found this to be the lightest JavaScript library for visual effects.



Library choices are more than built-in eye candy. Any library can do whatever your mind can dream of; the important part is finding what is comfortable for you and, for lack of a better word, "clicks" with you. You will spend a lot of time on whatever you choose; you want the time to be pleasant. Try all of them and see which one you like best.



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