jqPagination, a jQuery Pagination Plugin (Obviously)

jqPagination is a jQuery plugin that provides a newer method of pagination for your web site or application. Instead of displaying a list of page numbers like traditional pagination methods jqPagination uses an interactive ‘Page 1 of 5’ input that, when selected, allows the user to enter their desired page number. The plugin will ensure … 

 

WordPress: Loading jQuery correctly, version 2

A few months ago I posted a bit of code to properly load jQuery within WordPress, the original issue (which existed on 50% of WordPress sites I looked at that day) was jQuery being loaded twice. This issue would cause extra weight to download for the user, but most of the solutions would remove jQuery … 

 

The State of Software, Price and Choice

So yesterday saw the release of Apple’s latest iteration of their OS X family, Lion. Aside from the fact that this release is download only from the Mac App store, one of the major selling points is it’s low price, just £20.99 in the UK. Also, following on from all of Apple’s recent operating systems … 

 

WordPress: Loading jQuery correctly

Reducing the weight of a website’s resources has become an obsession for some of us, the practise of decreasing the time it takes for a website to load not only keeps our users happy but is known to be a factor in a site’s Google ranking and improve conversion rates. Only a short while ago I noticed a … 

 

Age verification, one easy step to piss off your customers*

Oh brother, I fear the next few blogs posts of mine might just start with a rant… this one’s no exception. You may or may not be aware of a feature o2 have recently implemented on their mobile internet of which verifies a users age before they’re allowed on a website that might not be suitable for … 

 

New Adventures in Web Design 2011

So I’ve just got back from the very first New Adventures in Web Design conference, and boy was it one to remember. I’m not a conference virgin so I had a good catalog of expectations, most of which were surpassed.

 

PHP: Check if any part of a string is uppercase

PHP has some great functions for converting whole or parts of strings to upper or lower case, but what if you want to detect if a string already contains upper case characters? I had this very problem and came up with this basic function to return a boolean value if a string contained an upper … 

 

SMover, a jQuery Social Media Plugin

SMover (Social Media hover, pronounced smother) is a jQuery plugin that hides social media icons away, whilst allowing super smooth and easy access to them when required. It’s also really small, just 4kb compressed! SMover hides away social media (in fact, any) icons and only displays them when the user hovers on a call to … 

 

The .net Awards 2010

We’re all guilty of a bit of Twitter whoring now and again… sometimes it’s a competition for a new Nikon DSLR, sometimes for an invitiation to the latest web app, sometimes for a couple invites to the freaking .net awards! Oh yes baby, who dares wins… I’m not used to winning stuff, I think I … 

 

How I Learn New Stuff

So here I am, a brand spanking new blog and a head full of web developer stories, I’m not a massive fan of the “top 100 Christmas jQuery plugins” type posts, so I’m going to keep it personal and subjective on the topic of learning. It’s fair to say we work in one of the …