jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

Monday, July 2nd, 2007

jQuery 1.1.3: 800%+ Faster, still 20KB

Category: Announcements, jQuery

The jQuery team has a new release, jQuery 1.1.3. The main features are: Improved speeds, with DOM traversal over 800% faster than in 1.1.2 A re-written event system, with more graceful handling of keyboard events A re-written effects system (with an accompanying fx test suite), featuring faster execution and better cross-platform support New selectors: Unicode, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am

3.5 rating from 98 votes

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Digg’s new comment system and jQuery

Category: jQuery, JSON, Showcase

There has been a lot of talk in the Digg community about their new comment system. Joe Stump implemented the new system, and in the process he took out Script.aculo.us, and created a jQuery plugin based solution. By far the most complex portion of the comments system was how dynamic it was going to be. Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am

3.8 rating from 96 votes

Monday, June 18th, 2007

plainTemplate & phpQuery

Category: jQuery, PHP

plainTemplate is a new library that aims to separate out an HTML template from design and coding, thanks to selectors. The designer works by simply using HTML in any way they wish, and then the programmer: Write selectors based on HTML structure Pass those selectors and Controller data to plainTemplate plainTemplate parses template, removing designer’s Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:35 am

3.2 rating from 50 votes

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.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:14 am

3.4 rating from 57 votes

Friday, May 25th, 2007

File Upload with Apollo and JavaScript

Category: Adobe, Articles, jQuery

Kevin Hoyt has posted a very detailed entry on a file upload component that he created with Apollo and JavaScript: Let’s say that you take a lot of pictures. You take pictures, but you don’t want to think about how to upload them. You’d really like an application to monitor a directory for new images, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:05 am

3.5 rating from 39 votes

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

Interface Elements for jQuery

Category: jQuery, UI

Interface Elements is to jQuery, as Script.aculo.us is to Prototype. It contains a slew of UI controls such as: Animate Effects Draggables Droppables Sortables Selectables Resizables Slider Tooltips Slideshow Imagebox Autocompletion Autoscrolling Autoexpander Accordion Tabs in Textareas 3D Carousel Fisheye menu You can see these all in action via the demos which include some real Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:06 am

3.1 rating from 73 votes

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2007

Technorati Relaunch

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Dave Sifry announced that Technorati has had a refresh. The core changes are in simplicity, and working across more than just blogs. You will see the moving header across the top, trying to show the live web. The Ajax goodness on Technorati is brought to us via jQuery, as you can see via: < View Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:18 pm

2.3 rating from 18 votes

Monday, May 21st, 2007

jQuery Roundup: Rails, WordPress, and new plugins

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Library

jQuery has had a recent set of interesting news, so we thought we should write it up: jQuery works nicely with Rails. Geoff Buesing assumed that switching his Rails application from Prototype to jQuery would be a pain, but then discovered that you can write jQuery-formatted Javascript with RJS templates, out-of-the-box, no special helpers or Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:21 am

2.1 rating from 100 votes

Monday, May 7th, 2007

jQuery.com DOS Attacks

Category: JavaScript, jQuery

The web can bring out the worst in people. Some idiots have been DOS attacking jquery.com, and their hosts offered such good service that instead of protecting them, they shut off their service and told them to move. I have had to deal with DOS attacks at various companies, and have been very thankful that Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:28 am

3.1 rating from 23 votes

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Advancing JavaScript with Libraries

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Library, Presentation

The Yahoo! UI team kindly invited me to listen to John Resig, of Mozilla and jQuery, talk to the team on “Advancing JavaScript with Libraries”. John wanted to talk about his experiences developing a number of JavaScript libraries, At Mozilla John is working on FUEL, a JavaScript library that should be shipping in Firefox 3, Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:04 pm

3.7 rating from 47 votes

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

jQPie: jQuery PHP interface extension

Category: jQuery, Library, PHP

jQPie is a lightweight PHP interface to jQuery that supports XML, HTML and JSON handlers. What can jQPie do? Easily request and process data from php using $.getJSON Example Inject php generated html into elements using $.(element).load Example Call php functions directly from your web pages using $.jqpie Example Call jQuery from php in respond Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:55 am

3.5 rating from 89 votes

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

FlickrCash: View lots of Flickr images

Category: jQuery, Showcase

Jesse Skinner has created an Ajax Flickr search FlickrCash which uses jQuery. FlickrCash searches for photos on Flickr in the most efficient way, so that you can see as many thumbnails as will fit in your browser. It loads up to 10 pages in the background, so it’s very fast to browse through to find Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:29 am

3.1 rating from 27 votes

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Symfony Unobtrusive JavaScript Plug-In

Category: jQuery, PHP

François Zaninotto has been talking about a new Unobtrusive JavaScript Plug-In for symfony. Simple Example < View plain text > php <div id="foobar">   I’m here ! </div> < ?php UJS("$(‘#foobar’).css(‘display’, ‘none’)") ?> How it is generated < View plain text > php < ?php UJS_write('<a href="#" onclick="$(\’#foobar\’).toggle();return false;">click me’) ?> <div id="foobar">   I’m Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:15 am

3.7 rating from 48 votes

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

Ext 1.0 for jQuery Approaches

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Sencha, Yahoo!

Jack Slocum has an early preview release of Ext which shows the decoupling allowing either jQuery or YUI as a core library choice. It is getting very close, and now they just need to nail down items such as getting animations working just right in the jQuery version. Both teams are working together to finish Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:58 am

4.4 rating from 43 votes

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Thoughts on the Open Ajax Alliance

Category: Editorial, JavaScript, jQuery

John Resig gives his honest opinion on the Open Ajax Alliance (which his employer is a part of, Mozilla). John talks about technical and non-technical issues: First he hits out at how corporate the alliance is Then he talks about the OpenAjax Hub and a few items he would like different In short: The OpenAjax Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:33 am

3.7 rating from 27 votes

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

PQuery – PHP and jQuery

Category: jQuery, Library, PHP

PQuery is to jQuery as Rails helpers is to Prototype and Script.aculo.us: PQuery is a set of helper classes for JQuery JavaScript library.This library allows you to easily integrate AJAX , Effects and other JQuery functionality into your PHP scripts.IT has a small foot print and is compatible with PHP4 and PHP5. Download PQuery PQuery Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:23 am

3.8 rating from 219 votes