Happy first birthday, script.aculo.us!

Happy first birthday, script.aculo.us!


Today marks the first birthday of script.aculo.us, which was launched on June 22, 2005.

Since it’s humble beginnings as an effects add-on to Prototype and coming directly out of what we at wollzelle needed for fluxiom, it’s seen many uses on high- and not-so-high-level web sites, plus it’s covered in many articles all over the web and the blogosphere and all kinds of books.

Conservative estimates are that script.aculo.us has had more than a million downloads (counting the packages from the script.aculo.us download site, and the inclusions within frameworks, first and foremost Ruby on Rails).

script.aculo.us was an enormous success (it ranks #4 in the del.icio.us all-time popular sites!) and personally I’m very proud of it (and all the people that contributed to it!).

A big thanks at all the contributors— let’s see if we can make the second year as exciting as the first.

The Web is still changing.

Feeling inspired? Let’s make something together today!