Maui Jim recently faced a major software upgrade and redesign while expanding their international presence. They had ambitious performance goals and needed expert front-end development to achieve them. Chromatic delivered a successful component library and consulted on performance. The result: pages that load 2-4x faster.
Component libraries are living inventories of user interface elements (components). I hadn't yet built one for a client, but I'd heard of a few tools used to do so. What I didn't realize was just how many helpful tools there were. When deciding which to use, I realized I needed to define what I considered most important for this specific project. This post outlines that experience.
A couple of weeks ago, a client of ours needed a simple way to select some or all options in a multiple select form element that contained hundreds of options. They asked if there was a an easier way. jQuery to the rescue!