What is Spry?

The Spry Framework is an open source Ajax framework developed by Adobe Systems which is used in the construction of Rich Internet Applications.

Unlike other pure JavaScript frameworks such as the Dojo Toolkit and Prototype, Spry is geared towards web designers, not web developers.

Spry Framework @ Wikipedia

Spry in a Nutshell

  • Spry is implemented as a set of JavaScript libraries. To use Spry on a page, simply include the JavaScript library that contains the Spry features you need, use those features on your page, and then deploy that JavaScript file to your site along with your page.
  • Spry has three parts: Spry Data, Spry Widgets and Spry Effects. They can be used together or independently of one another.
  • No browser plug-ins or server-side modules are required for Spry to work.
  • Dreamweaver has features that ease the development of Spry pages but Spry itself is completely tool-agnostic. Any code editor can be used to develop Spry pages.

Spry Home Page @ labs.adobe.com

Spry Menu

Select Insert > Spry, then select from submenu.

spry menu