The last proper session I went to at Barcamp Auckland 5 was “Extreme AJAX – beyond the hashbang, building a robust single page JS framework and URL schema”, presented by Barry Hannah (@barryhannah) & Mark Zeman (@markzeman). They worked on the excellent newzealand.com redesign and gave some insight into its engineering. Continue reading “HTML5 — Barcamp Auckland 5” →
I have just updated my Simple Combo jQuery plugin to work with recent versions of jQuery. When jQuery 1.5 came out, there was a change to its selector engine that stopped Simple Combo from modifying select lists. Then jQuery 1.5.2 introduced a subtle change to the events code that interfered with typing into combos.
Both these issues have now been fixed. Continue reading “Simple Combo jQuery plugin 1.1” →
This blog’s sidebar displays my latest Twitter update. I did this manually instead of using a plugin because I couldn’t find a lightweight plugin that did what I want, and I thought it would be a quick and simple project. So here’s how I did it. Continue reading “A simple Twitter widget” →
Uneven Google showed me a whole new way of looking at the web. I thought it would be nice to apply the same oblique viewpoint to other websites, so I created the Tilt bookmarklet. It should work in recent Firefox, Safari, Chrome and Opera browsers. Continue reading “Tilt the Web with the Tilt bookmarklet” →
I have just released simpleCombo, a jQuery-based combo box widget that is
- consistent with native widget look and feel
You can try out some simpleCombo demos, and download simpleCombo from the simpleCombo project page at jquery.com. For more details, read on. Continue reading “Simple Combo Box jQuery plugin” →
I recently needed to add tooltips to a web application. The specific requirement was that when a button was disabled, there should be a tooltip explaining why. We were using Dojo 1.2. Now Dojo includes a Tooltip class, but it doesn’t work on disabled elements. Continue reading “Tooltips on disabled buttons with Dojo” →
I have written a simple but useful jQuery plugin.