Jappler Recommends: jQuery

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If you ever wanted to do something cool (slideshow, lightbox, accordion, pagination, table sorting, drop down menus etc) – please do yourself a favor and look at jQuery and all the great jQuery plugins that are available. About a year or two ago I really liked some of the different javascript libraries (YUI, prototype, etc) but over the last several months 99% of all my projects have required some sort of functionality that made me look at and then use jQuery. Why jQuery? Unlike some of the other libraries, jQuery is very lightweight and does not suffer from a lot… Read More »

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jQuery + CSS + XHTML = Jappler Menus v2

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Previously – I introduced a nice way to create drop down menus using HTML (lists), Javascript (drop down), and CSS (styling of menu). I put all of this together and called it: Jappler Menus. (See previous post about Jappler Menus). Since writing that post – I have found a better, faster, cleaner way to work with drop down menus. I had originally seen some nice menus: http://help-developer.com and decided with some changes – that would be a much nicer way to work with menus. For this – I give you Jappler Menus version 2. Here is an example of Jappler… Read More »

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Tabs With the Yahoo User Interface Library (YUI).

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I have recently been asked to create a tabbed interface for a few projects which does not require any page reloading. I am familiar with working with the Yahoo! User Interface Library (YUI) and decided to use their tabview component to make this happen. What you need: Yahoo User Interface Library CSS HTML (View Source) A simple example: Check this code out in action (reusing the tabs I created from the jappler menus). You can easily “View Source” and use that as an example. The possibilities of customizing the “tabview” component are endless and can also be seen on jappler.com’s… Read More »

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Jappler Recommends: Smooth Gallery

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I have needed a good solution for a “cool” image gallery/slideshow for a few clients and have been very happy with Smooth Gallery. Why do I like this over something else from YUI or jQuery? I think this is by far the most easy to use and customize gallery/slide show. The documentation is clear and easy to read, and adding or changing parameters is extremely easy and clear. The other libraries have similar gallery/slideshow code, but if you are not a javascript fan – this is the one for you.

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safari bookshelf's rough cuts.

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I know this has been available for awhile, but I wanted to highlight it for anyone who has not heard of it. We all know and love O’Reilly books. I have several. I also have a subscription to Safari Bookshelf in case I have free time and want to read a good technical book. O’Reilly recently began offering Rough Cuts – a preview into some books on cutting edge technology incase you cannot wait until it is published…and they are free to look at. Want to pick up some AJAX skills? There are some AJAX books waiting for you! Enjoy…. Read More »

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ajax.

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After months of reading about it, I thought I would share some of the best articles on AJAX that I have come across: Ajax: A New Approach to Web Applications AJAX blog 24 ways to impress your friends (several AJAX articles) AJAX Login System using XMLHttpRequest XMLHttpRequest and AJAX tutorials AJAX Magazine: AJAX Tutorials [tags]AJAX, XMLHttpRequest [/tags]

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wordpress 2.0

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I finally had a few minutes to download the latest Release Candidate of WordPress 2.0 yesterday and install it. Like usual, I created a full backup of my current site files and database, then installed the new version of WordPress and ran the super easy “upgrade” script. I was extrememly surprised when I did not encounter any real issues…especially since I hacked together so much with WordPress 1.5. My plugins worked and this I am able to post! I have not had a lot of time to play around with all the new features (most which are behind the scenes),… Read More »

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kick ass calendar.

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Well. A good calendar solution is always needed for business and/or personal needs. I just happened to stumble on a really cool PHP/CSS/AJAX solution: Monket Calendar. Check out the demo. As of now, it is still in beta testing, but it looks promising. (Especially since it supports RSS and iCal…as well as used AJAX. I need some more AJAX in my life. [tags]Monket Calendar, AJAX[/tags]

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