jQuery + CSS + XHTML = Jappler Menus v2

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 6 Comments

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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Jappler Menus in WordPress

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 2 Comments

Awhile back, I put something together (sons of suckerfish and sliding doors) and then was recently asked how to get this to work dynamically in WordPress. The key to getting this to work dynamically is to first choose how you want to organize your site. I have done numerous sites based on categories and a lot also done using pages. Once you figure out what you want your menus to be driven from (page hierarchy or category hierarchy) you can then use some built in WordPress functions to dynamically fill out your menus. For categories: you will want to use… Read More »

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Jappler Recommends: Smooth Gallery

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

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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Dropdown CSS/Javascript Menus

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 2 Comments

If you ever need to implement drop down menus and want to use clean CSS/javascript code, check out: Son of Suckerfish Dropdown menus. I have implemented these on a few web sites now for my clients and have been very happy with the results. If you are using WordPress, you can also use to dynamically generate the drop down menus. Enjoy!

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A Weekend Full of Learning

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What a crazy and full weekend! Many thanks to Demitrious for helping me out this weekend with PHP. If you are a beginner, check out Demtrious’s article: Poor Man’s Debugger. This article helped me greatly over the past weekend and I feel like I now have a good handle on what to do when things go unexpectedly. I spent Sunday working with javascript for another project and found some of the javascript articles on webmonkey to be a big help. Go PSU and Bears! [tags]PHP, debugging, Javascript[/tags]

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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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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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javascript help.

Posted by: Jennifer Zelazny | 0 Comments

When creating my first Dashboard widget I had to brush up on my javascript skills. I used javascript a little bit in the late 1990s, and since then, I have found PHP or CSS to take care of most of my needs for web development. As most people know, javascript is making quite a comeback (thanks to AJAX) so I thought I better take another look. I wanted to share some of the resources I found useful: Webmonkey’s javascript code library Javascript: The Definitive Guide (thanks to Safari Books) W3C School’s JavaScript Tutorial Dev Shed’s Javascript section Javascript.com [tags]Javascript[/tags]

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