Custom Date Sort with jQuery Tablesorter and Bootstrap Table Plugin

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In the past week I have dealt with two different needs to sort a table date column (using a custom date format) using a JS plugin jQuery Tablesorter 2.0 and Bootstrap Table. If you use custom date formats – the default sort will not always work. In my case – it was sorting the dates by month name alphabetically and not by date order. Here is how you can use both plugins to sort by date order: Example date format: Jan 28-Jan 31 (date for this example was a span of dates – in which I wanted to sort by… Read More »

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Jappler Recommends: Best Tools of the Trade

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In the last year or so I have really found a great set of tools that I use for almost any/all projects if needed. If you are considering building a web site or a web application – consider taking a look at the following (and consider using this as your “WWJU (what would Jen use) list: CMS: WordPress Javascript Library: jQuery Slideshow: jQuery Cycle Accordion: jQuery Accordion Open Source Flash Player: Flow Player JS UI Tools: jQuery Tools (overlays, tooltips, etc) JS QA Tool: JS Lint (find/correct those errors!) Web Site Best Practices: Yahoo! Recommendations Minify Tool: minify (minify your… Read More »

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Jappler Recommends: jQuery TOOLS

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About a year or so back Demitrious shot me over a link to something he thought looked pretty slick: jQuery TOOLS. I took a quick look but never did anything else with it because I had my old standbys in place for most of what jQuery TOOLS offered (overlays, tabs, tooltips, etc). What does jQuery TOOLS offer? Tabs Tooltips Overlays Expose Scrollable Flashembed Last week I decided to finally step out of using what I normally used (Thickbox for overlays) and try something from jQuery TOOLS. One look at their demo and I was completely sold. The overlays were slick,… Read More »

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Linkfest Thursdays: July 23, 2009

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Here are some links I found interesting over the last week. Wii Sports Resort I am really looking forward to this. Archery, basketball, table tennis, and more. Get ready! AD Gallery Wow – another great jQuery gallery plugin. This combines all of my favorite functionalities in one. Import your WordPress blog into Facebook Hmm, I know at least one person who might like this.

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Linkfest Thursdays: June 11, 2009

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This has been a hectic week, but there are sites I wanted to highlight. Marry Bop Dump This is a web site I have been working on with a friend of mine (Brett). Our goal was to make an addicting rating web site where you could upload your own photo and see how you rate. Once we have a good assortment of pictures – we then have additional plans 😉 If you have any feedback – we would appreciate it. Happy Tiffin Lunch Boxes Wow – these are super cool. I am definitely going to get one for Amy next… Read More »

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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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Out With the Old, In With the New

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As you might have noticed – I took a week off from blogging in order to focus on something else – cleaning up Jappler.com. Over the past few months I have learned so much more about WordPress, web site optimization, and what I really used this web site for – so I decided I needed to take some time to redo this site. From a design perspective, I decided to darken the colors quite a bit in order to remove some of the drabness of the old design. I also added a background pattern to give some depth, and also… Read More »

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