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jQuery UI Slider

I’ve been hugely inspired recently by the design work of Orman Clark from Premiumpixels.com and his generous selection of top quality PSD downloads. after seeing this beautiful design of a button and slider set I was eager to code up a working version using jQuery UI. You can grab the PSD for the design here along with tons of awesome [...]

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Build a jQuery Plugin

Delving into the inner workings of jQuery and plucking up the courage to build a jQuery plugin can be a daunting task. In this tutorial I’m going to run through the basics of creating a tooltip plugin. We’re going to concentrate more on the plugin construction rather than the tooltip functionality outcome although i’ll show [...]

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Building an animated 3D poll

Regular readers of Papermashup will have seen the post that I wrote last week on Easy Poll, the personal project that I launched a few weeks back that allows you to create a simple 2 answer poll that you can share and gather feedback on. You can read the post about it and check out easypoll.papermashup here I’d love to hear your feedback. [...]

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Get started with jQuery Tools

It’s so easy to go on the hunt for a plugin for a project and end up with multiple plugins all doing different things maintained and managed by separate developers, but wait there’s a common solution to this problem with jQuery Tools. jQuery Tools packages up some commonly used functions which are relatively easy to manipulate [...]

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Building a fancy jQuery header feature

I’ve recently been working on a project where a client came to me with an idea to create a feature on their homepage which shows three sections of dynamic content, this lead me to think about writing a tutorial on how to create a jQuery feature such as this. I remember a few years back seeing a similar technique on a website but back [...]

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jQuery growl notification plugin

Last week I signed up Gravity a new site setup by a few guys that used to work at MySpace. As i was using the site I noticed these great little notifications popping up in my browser, Mac users will be familiar with this as they work in the same way as Growl notifications. I thought it was interesting that this technique of displaying live [...]

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Steps to learning a new programming language

Learning a new programming language can be daunting to say the least. I’ve recently cracked it when it comes to jQuery. I wouldn’t say Im a pro by any stretch of the imagination but I can successfully build applications. It wasn’t an easy ride learning a new syntax, I’m going to run over a few tips and techniques that [...]

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Build a MySpace video widget

In this tutorial we’re going to take an RSS feed from the top videos page on MySpace and make a widget to display the latest videos using jQuery pagination, ajax and a spot of PHP to parse the feed. The basic logic of what is going on is simple. We parse an XML file echo all the results, then we use the quick paginate plugin to display [...]

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Detecting an Ajax Request with PHP

Here’s a quick piece of code that i find useful to check if a request that comes to a PHP page was made via an Ajax call or a simple form post. This method uses the $_SERVER[‘HTTP_X_REQUESTED_WITH’] request to determine if data was sent to a specific page using an xmlhttprequest. It’s worth bearing in mind that there [...]

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jQuery Form Highlighting

Carrying on the theme from yesterday with the jQuery & PHP username availability checker, i’ve got a quick tip to improve the user experience, so the user knows exactly where they are in the filling out complex forms. We could use CSS to do this alone, however it doesn’t work in Internet Explorer. So in order to cater for all [...]

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