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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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Latest tweets tooltip plugin with jQuery

Whilst browsing my feeds I found an interesting post by Cody over at Codrops on how to add a twitter tooltip popup on any paragraph of text. You can find the main plugin here: jQuery Twitter Search Plugin or view the demo The Code Oh well there’s not much to brag about here but here’s how to initialise the plugin. The popup box [...]

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Using PHP Sessions

When you get to a stage when you need to pass user data from one page to another you have the option to do this without the user knowing by using PHP Session variables. Sessions are basically server-side cookies which have a corresponding client side cookie that contains a reference to its server-side counterpart. When a user visits a page, [...]

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jQuery form titles

I thought I’d share a little technique that I occasionally use when coding forms with a limited amount of space. It’s a simple effect that allows you to contain the form input or textarea title within the form allowing the user to click inside the form input to remove it. You often see this used on search fields The JavaScript [...]

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Using Cufon font replacement

I’d never used Cufon font replacement until a few weeks ago when I was sifting through some code that another designer had written and noticed that he was using Cufon. Not that many people seem to know about Cufon though. Cufon uses a blend of font generator tools and JavaScript to create a custom font renderer in canvas and VML. Here’s [...]

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MySpace Open Search API

The MySpace Search API allows you to search MySpace for user, videos, images, and music. With an individual feed for each search item. It is designed to function like a search on the MySpace website and to have a response format that is compatible with OpenSocial. The API returns either JSON or XML and in this tutorial i’ll be using [...]

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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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easypoll a side project

I was sat in the sun at the weekend and sporadically decided to do a little project like wedeliver you can read about the adventure I had building the 24hr project here. This project on the other hand probably took about 24hrs to complete but I built it over a few days. It’s basically a site where you can create a simple 2 answer poll, [...]

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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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