This is handy: a look at which DOM properties and methods cause layout thrashing (reflows).
This looks great! It’s a CC-licensed book by Cody Lindley (whose work I’ve admired for many years) aimed at teaching DOM Scripting for modern browsers. You can read the whole thing online or wait for the paper version from O’Reilly.
I’ve found myself using jQuery less and less recently. Partly to avoid the extra download and file size but also—as shown here—when it comes to DOM manipulation, there’s a lot you can do straight out of the box.
Simon's slides and demos from his half-day workshop at XTech.
Respect the DOM t-shirt
A nice round-up of the Ajax summit.