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

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

jQuery gets Classy

Category: jQuery

Finally, you can throw away the concise jQuery code, and you can instead grab a more verbose version Classy Query, that John Resig has provided. This extra verbosity is perfect for a compiler or a document parser. The important people. You can now write code like this: < View plain text > HTML <script src="jquery.js"></script> Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 3:50 am

4 rating from 30 votes

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Browser CSS float error detection with jQuery

Category: Browsers, CSS, Debugging, jQuery

Mario Heiderich of Ormigo has created a jQuery based code snippet/bookmarklet that is capable of detecting floating errors and adding a dotted orange border to elements which should be cleared – but aren’t. It saved me a huge bunch of time debugging complex layouts for all browsers – especially IE6. If jQuery isn’t already loaded Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:30 am

4 rating from 25 votes

Friday, March 28th, 2008

markItUp! – Lightweight Text Editor

Category: Ajax, jQuery

When Jay Salvat set out to build markItUp!, he wasn’t trying to build the next FCKEditor or TinyMCE. He just wanted to build a simple editor that could allow developers to add enhanced markup capability to textarea elements. markItUp! is a JavaScript plugin built on the jQuery library. It allows you to turn any textarea Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

4.3 rating from 98 votes

JavaScript and jQuery Talk

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Presentation

John Resig has published his JavaScript and jQuery talk that he gave at Northeastern. What does he cover? I covered the basics of JavaScript – targeted to a Computer Science major (in the case of the students at NU, they learn Scheme and Java so I emphasized the subject matter to that audience). I did Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:43 am

3.8 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Filament Group’s Accessible Extensions

Category: Accessibility, jQuery

Accessibility is on the minds of most of us and for some companies, it’s an absolute priority. The Filament Group is taking accessibility seriously has produced two jQuery extensions that take that into consideration. Accessible Charts There’s been quite a lot of effort of late to leverage HTML Canvas element for visualization of data but Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:30 am

4.5 rating from 36 votes

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Why getBoundingClientRect is important

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Standards

We posted about PPK’s thoughts on CSSOM which included him dissing getBoundingClientRect() and getClientRects(): I feel this part of the specification is not yet ready. At the very least, the relation of TextRectangle boxes to actual elements should be defined in the case there’s more than one TextRectangle box, because I don’t understand what to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:30 am

3.2 rating from 13 votes

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

jqunit: extending jquerys testrunner to all

Category: Framework, JavaScript, jQuery, Testing

Michael Grosser has created jQuerys testrunner in a way that makes it work with jsUnit, and also useful for libraries other than jQuery. Here is a full example: < View plain text > javascript var temp = function($) {   jqUnit.module(‘Without local interface’);   jqUnit.test(‘test a’, function(){     jqUnit.ok(true);     this.ok(true);   }); Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:01 am

3.1 rating from 32 votes

Thursday, February 28th, 2008

pQuery where p = Perl

Category: jQuery, Perl

We have talked about a pQuery before, which was a PHP port of jQuery. Now we have a new pQuery for the Perl community: pQuery is a pragmatic attempt to port the jQuery JavaScript framework to Perl. It is pragmatic in the sense that it switches certain JavaScript idioms for Perl ones, in order to Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 10:28 am

3.2 rating from 62 votes

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

jQuery API Browser Update

Category: jQuery, LiveSearch

Remy Sharp has revived the jQuery API browser at a new location. The old API browser hadn’t been updated since 1.1.3 and most other API browsers were running from the old doc structure (e.g. gotapi.com/jquery). Remy added live searching and direct linking.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 5:40 am

4 rating from 26 votes

Friday, February 8th, 2008

jQuery 1.2.3: Support for AIR, Namespacing

Category: Announcements, jQuery

The jQuery team announced today the release of jQuery v1.2.3. Primarily a bug fix for v1.2.2, this new release also includes new features to make it compatible with the Adobe AIR runtime and SDK: The primary purpose of this release was to fix a couple outstanding bugs from the jQuery 1.2.2 release. Specifically, this release Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:48 am

3.1 rating from 72 votes

Thursday, February 7th, 2008

jQuery UI and jQuery Enchant Alpha Versions Released Today

Category: Ajax, JavaScript, jQuery

The jQuery UI team announced today the release of alpha versions of jQuery UI 1.5a and jQuery Enchant 1.0a! The projects aim to address the need for a strong set of UI controls and effects to complement the jQuery JavaScript library. I’m very happy to announce the first alpha release of both jQuery UI 1.5 Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:52 am

3.4 rating from 7 votes

Monday, February 4th, 2008

Low Pro for jQuery

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Prototype

Dan Webb has ported Low Pro to jQuery and along the way discusses differences between Prototype and jQuery: The one big reason was that, while jQuery was super simple and concise when working on smaller projects, it offered no help in structuring larger applications. All you get in jQuery, aside from Ajax methods and a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:42 am

3.6 rating from 21 votes

Friday, February 1st, 2008

jQuery UI Lead is hired by Liferay

Category: Java, JavaScript, jQuery

Liferay, authors of a popular open source Java portal, have hired Paul Bakaus lead on jQuery UI to work on it full time. Liferay’s plans are to standardize all their products to use jQuery and its plugins for the future (you’ll still be able to use other libraries at the same time) – it’s therefore Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:14 am
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4 rating from 75 votes

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Dreamweaver Users Rejoice! Support for JS Libs Now Available.

Category: Adobe, jQuery, Prototype

Adobe Dreamweaver isn’t know for it’s JavaScript support let alone coding help for the popular JavaScript libraries and frameworks. Up to now, developers and designers who’ve used DW for their client-side work have been left out of the fun of other IDEs such as Eclipse and Komodo . That’s all changed now that to a Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 7:00 am

4.3 rating from 33 votes

jQuery Validation Plugin v1.2 Updated

Category: Ajax, jQuery

Jörn Zaefferer went absolutely feature crazy when he decided to update his jQuery Validation plugin. Update is putting it mildly with “overhaul” coming immediately to mind. Here are some of the cool new features added in: AJAX-captcha validation example (based on http://psyrens.com/captcha/) Support for “remote” ajax-validation. In other words: Remote validation is now possible and Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:00 am

4.1 rating from 75 votes

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Do you have a pretty date?

Category: JavaScript, jQuery, Library

John Resig has created a little script to give you pretty dates that Web 2.0 know and love (thanks Rails): < View plain text > javascript prettyDate("2008-01-28T20:24:17Z") // => "2 hours ago" prettyDate("2008-01-27T22:24:17Z") // => "Yesterday" prettyDate("2008-01-26T22:24:17Z") // => "2 days ago" prettyDate("2008-01-14T22:24:17Z") // => "2 weeks ago" The library is short and sweet: /* Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 2:09 am

3.7 rating from 46 votes