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Archive for November, 2008

Web Tech November Meetup Presentation

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Last night I had the opportunity to speak at the Web Tech November Meetup in Baltimore about jQuery.  I focused mainly on traversing since I believe once you fully grasp some of the built in jQuery traversing methods you can do just about anything using jQuery and do it easily. Preparations I spent about three […]

Notices, what notices?

Monday, November 24th, 2008

I’ve been using Blueprint css framework for a bit now mainly for the typography structure it provides.  But lately I’ve been investigating the rest of the framework.  Just a few weeks ago I noticed some of the default classes it has for forms error, notice and success. Although they do and look like you would […]

New Plugin Icon in WordPress 2.7

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

If you are a WordPress plugin Developer then you most likely have used the “add_menu_page” function before.  With WordPress 2.7 you can now add an icon to your plugin to be shown in the new side menu in the admin area. php < view plain text > add_menu_page( $page_title, $menu_title, $access_level, $file, $function = ”, […]

New Favorite Actions in WordPress 2.7

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008

WordPress 2.7 will be release sometime soon and with it comes a new feature call “favorite actions,” it’s a drop down menu that is sort of a quick launch to your most used actions. Right now it only contains “Add New Post”, “Add New Page” and “Manage Comments”. Like with most features in WordPress, you […]

Slide in tab window using jQuery

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Say you want to wanted to put little tabs – you know, the ones like what you get from a lawyer or a realestate again to point out important things – off the side of your page so that your users can click, bring that tab into view to see what important information you want […]

Web Tech November Meetup

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Well ladies and Gents, looks like I will be doing another jQuery presentation at the Web Tech November Meetup at the “Investors United Baltimore Campus” on the 24th of November. The presentation will break from the normal jQuery presentations you see on the web and will be approached in the way I explain jQuery to […]

Turn that frown right side up

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Ok, this is going to be a real quick post, Toby Pitman did a guest post over at CSS-Tricks and it got me thinking what other simple things can be done with the css property “-webkit-transform.”  The best I could come up with was to flip those emotional icons upright. Note: this will only work […]

Better jQuery Code #2

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

In a follow up to my Better jQuery Code #1 post I will be writing about some other small items that I have found to make my code better and more readable. Chaining Chaining is one of the most beautiful and time save pieces of code structure that jQuery brought to the game, the problem […]

Better jQuery Code #1

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

I’ve been wanting to write some jQuery tips for a while now and just never know what to really say until I saw Marc Grabanski’s 5 Tips for Better jQuery Code.  Although I have tips, I don’t think I have any that are Earth shattering or ones that I can rank higher then the other, […]


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