jQuery(document).ready() isn’t fast enough. It doesn’t do anything until the entire DOM has loaded. But sometimes you want your code to run against your DOM elements immediately rather than waiting until the rest of the page DOM is done. You can do this with jQuery.waitFor, a new plugin. Continue reading “jQuery.waitFor plugin” →
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Last month I attended Adobe’s Refresh 2012 event. This is a roadshow where they present highlights from the current and upcoming product line for designers and developers. They talked about the future of Flash and their product strategy, and they showed some very neat tools. Continue reading “Adobe Refresh 2012” →
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” →
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” →
waitFor, the updated version of
I have written a simple but useful jQuery plugin.
I’ve created an optimised version of Dave Methvin’s excellent jQuery corner plugin. This allows jQuery users to apply all sorts of fancy effects to the corners of web page elements: the now-standard Web 2.0 rounded corners, bevels, dog-ears and many more. The plugin works by injecting extra elements into the page, and I noticed a way to achieve the same effect with fewer elements. This improves the speed and memory usage of the plugin. Continue reading “Optimised jQuery Corners plugin” →