Image Scale – jQuery Plugin

January 27th, 2012

(Latest release, v1.0 on 01/27/2012)

ImageScale scales and repositions images into the center of a container div using JavaScript. The plugin aims to reduce maintenance issues when dealing with a fixed content area that needs to handle multiple image sizes. ¬†While JavaScript image resizing isn’t always ideal, this plugin should do the trick when batch image processing is not an available option. Read the rest of this entry »

Instant Validation jQuery Plugin

September 21st, 2010

(Latest release, v2.0 on 10/07/2010)

Instant validation provides users with immediate form validation errors, correcting user input as soon as it’s entered rather than waiting for form submission. The appearance and position of the validation error messages are easily styled through CSS and plugin options. Currently available validation types include required fields, email addresses, phone numbers, zip codes, and numbers, but more will be added!

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Points of Interest jQuery Plugin

September 9th, 2010

Points of Interest is a jQuery plugin written to replace the once commonplace interactive maps implemented with Flash. Using one image and two unordered lists, the plugin creates over the image clickable areas which display overlay panels of detailed information. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Things That Will Save the Web

July 19th, 2010

Following up on last week’s post about things I never want to see online again, I’ve compiled a list of the 5 great new technologies which will help make those old atrocities obsolete forever. Read the rest of this entry »

jQuery Plugin Authoring Template

July 8th, 2010

For seasoned vets or first-time plug-in authors, here’s my basic template from which I start every jQuery plugin. It’s not all that much, but it does save some set-up time and helps to make sense of the “});” soup that tends to occur at the end of every plug-in. Read the rest of this entry »

Vertical Tabs – A jQuery Plugin

June 29th, 2010

(Latest release, v1.1 on 02/09/2011)

VerticalTabs organizes images or blocks of markup into a simple, attractive, and easily styled tab layout. The markup only requires a div and two unordered lists so the plugin degrades gracefully when JavaScript is disabled. This extraordinarily lightweight plugin is ideal for maximizing the content’s impact on the user when screen real estate is at a minimum. Read the rest of this entry »