YUI 3.x has been brewing for some time now under the radar. I personally have kept peeking in to see if they had any of the widgets from YUI 2 working in this latest releases. As of YUI 3.x Preview Release 2 We have the first widgets, Overlay, Slider, and Console, along with MenuNav Nodes. This is a pretty big step forward, and gives me incentive to give each new component a test run, and provide a bit of practical use code. Over the next few days I will dive into each of the new components and give some use case code.