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I noticed a subtle but nice feature on the Google News main page recently.  The left-hand navigation that has the various section headings remains fixed to the top left area as you scroll down but it does not overlap the top banner area.  Also, if your browser window is too small to fit the entire […]

Read the Agreement Validator

Recently a client wanted to have a user agreement added to an enrollment form. The catch was that I needed to confirm that the user had at least scrolled through the text before allowing them to continue on with the form submission. Once again, jQuery to the rescue!

This is a nice little plugin for easily adding auto-complete functionality to form fields. All it looks for is a datasource formatted as JSON. I’ve put an example here using PHP to access a dinosaur name database returning the previously stored values. http://hereswhatidid.com/coding/autocomplete/ The project site is here: http://jqueryui.com/demos/autocomplete/ jQuery Code: [sourcecode lang=”javascript”](function($) { $(function() […]

It’s always worth looking up a function that you may be using heavily to see if there’s a faster way to call it. For example, getting and setting variables using the data() function within jQuery can vary greatly depending on how you call it. Here’s a site that compares the speed differences in various browsers: […]

Have a large .js file that you’d like to bring down to size? Check out the Google-hosted Closure compiler: http://closure-compiler.appspot.com/home It let’s you specify some basic rules for the compression as well as creates the actual resulting .js file if you don’t want to bother with copy/paste for the results.