Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

My Cool Button

Category: jQuery, Showcase

In dogfood style, little Web 2.0 apps come up to support Web 2.0-isms.

My Cool Button takes on the Big Button meme, and uses jQuery to get ‘er done.

Web 2.0 Button Creator

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:14 am

3.4 rating from 57 votes


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Nice idea, but doesn’t play nice in Safari.

Comment by Sean Foushee — May 29, 2007

Very easy to cause a bug in FF. If you click the slider without moving, it changes to a negative value that causes some nastiness if you hit “apply”. Over all an interesting app… just not horribly useful.

Comment by Jon Hartmann — May 29, 2007

Craps out in IE6 as well.

3 thumbs down. (as if there were ever a need for this sort of thing anyway)

Comment by Marty — May 29, 2007

Nice work, couldn’t we have height in “setup size” and inlineEdit at “modify me!” ? Plus, I’m not able to set a preloaded icon to a 120px width button. But nice idea!

Comment by nagaozen — May 29, 2007

nice idea but there are bugs when selecting a standard icon (never gets applied) or when you as stated above click the slider without moving.

Comment by Alex — May 29, 2007

Referencing Larry the cable guy? really?

That man is a racist.

Comment by Caleb Buxton — May 29, 2007

Caleb – stfu for real. stick to dev comments.
I dig the button style. I would like a photoshop template though.

Comment by omg... — May 29, 2007

I don’t think my cool button looks like that…
Later in the news, how to give your visitors a warm “welcome to my cool site” message through alert() JS API.

Comment by Bob — May 29, 2007

Seriously, why?

Comment by uh — May 29, 2007

the idea is quite ok, why not after all, but the realisation is … humm how to say it … is far to be a good one imo.

It’s slow, very buggy and the markup is ugly. Take a look at the HTML… sighh :(

And the UI is not very intuitive. Why the hell do i need to click on an “apply” button to get my update applied, could be done in real time. At first i wanted to click on the “sample” button, not very intuitive, still imo of course.

anyway :

Warning: getimagesize() [function.getimagesize]: Read error! in /home/mhd-01/www.mycoolbutton.com/htdocs/include/imgout.inc.php on line 100
IMGOut error: libgd cannot determine image type. Not an image? Path: /home/mhd/www.mycoolbutton.com/htdocs/img/buttons/

Comment by Laurent V. — May 29, 2007

Oh, and last thing for me, this is nothing related to AJAX technics. The “sample” button is in an iframe with and there’s simply a form submitting to this iframe.

I dont even understand why jquery is needed here. After all, that’s not “complex” javascript, all is needed is read the value of some , and a few div acting as buttons and then copying thoses values to hidden elements and then submitting the form to the iframe.

It’s no AJAX and doesn’t need jquery at all.

Comment by Laurent V. — May 29, 2007

grrr, is that’s tooo difficult to htmlentities the comments ???

… read the value of some select and input, and a few div ….

Comment by Laurent V. — May 29, 2007

I don’t know, I like it. I’ve been making some buttons in photoshop and this is a heck of a lot easier, and they look a little better.

He should try to work the phrase “Web 2.0” in there more though.

Comment by George Bailey — May 29, 2007

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