Ajax Auto Suggest v.2
February 07, 2007
Update 2007-07-19 Version 2.1.3 - demo & guide here. Download AutoSuggest v.2.1.3 Bugfix Update 2007-07-07 Version 2.1.2 Smaller file size (under 9k) Uses encodeURIComponent instead of encodeURI bsn namespace is set as default - uses new bsn.Autosuggest(... instead of...
November 02, 2006
This. is. amazing. Group arbitrary triangles created by piecing together right-angled triangles created by using CSS borders of varying widths and heights to create a rotating 3d object... Relatively fast on my double Dual-Core Intel Xeon machine (ahem). More 3d...
Block Level Commenting
October 12, 2006
Inspired by Jack Slocum's inline commenting system for wordpress, I got to thinking about block level commenting. Here's the result. As always, the commenting system is unobtrusive. An onload script (or similar) tells the script to parse the post body....
Dynamic Page Titles
October 05, 2006
AJAX saves bandwidth (and cash)
September 30, 2006
Another argument for AJAX, and one that is so obvious it rarely seems to be mentioned. macrumors.com has posted statistics from their coverage of the Macworld San Francisco 2006 keynote speech given by Steve Jobs. We peaked at approximately 103,000...
September 29, 2006
I've just made a few changes to the Crossfader script. They was quite a lot of interest in it (see image) so I thought people might like to download the new link-enabled version. DIVs that are faded out (opacity...
September 25, 2006
AutoSuggest: An AJAX auto-complete text field
August 04, 2006
Update 2007-02-07 Lots of changes. Demo and documentation here. Download AutoSuggest v.2 Tested on Safari 2.0.4, Firefox 2 Mac & PC, IE 6, IE 7 Update 2006-11-17 Added support for special characters. Original post 2006-08-04 I finally got around to...
July 20, 2006
When Rolf showed me nexImage, an sort of online Photoshop, I thought "nicely done, but what's the point?" Your standard user just wants to perform a few basic actions à la iPhoto: Crop, colour correction, redeye reduction ... Something...
Firefox on the rise
July 11, 2006
One Stat has released statistics showing that Firefox now has just under 13% of the world-wide browser market, which is obviously still significantly less than IE's 83%. Interesting for me are the figures for Germany, where IE has only 56%,...
Don't mess with CSS!
May 24, 2006
The spanish obviously take correct markup seriously. Seen last year in Palma De Mallorca....
CSS style and Safari textfields
April 14, 2006
Up until now safari hasn't allowed much visual control of textfields via CSS, unlike, for example, Firefox. It's possible to argue that this is a good thing, with aqua-style input elements providing consistency across websites: when developers can only chose...
First Annual CSS Naked Day '06
April 05, 2006
Where's the style at? Dustin Diaz has announced the first annual CSS naked day. To participate, just remove the CSS styles from your site. In the spirit of promoting Web Standards along with good semantic markup and proper hierarchy structures,...
Yahoo Developer Network
March 29, 2006
I've never really had much to do with Yahoo! as a user, aside from taking note their aquisition of Web 2.0 projects over the last year or so, so I've stumbled upon the Yahoo! Developer Network rather late. (About a...
January 26, 2006
I've finally got around to writing the definitive version of the footnotes script I wrote in 2005. There were a number of issues raised that I've resolved in this (probably final) version: Footnote links accessible from the keyboard Inline HTML...
Apple's iWeb produces dodgy mark-up
January 16, 2006
Apple's iWeb logo. Colin Devroe has put up a test page he produced using Apple's new iWeb. Check out the generated source code. DIVs all over the shop. Semantics out the window (div class="paragraph" being an almost textbook example of...
January 11, 2006
January 03, 2006
A new year: time to weed out those accumulated accessibility/validation problems! Run your website through the following online tests, and spend fun-filled hours correcting your markup for the simple pleasure giving them nothing to nag about....
January 01, 2006
January 01, 2006
Dynamic layouts with adaptive columns
December 31, 2005
Screen sizes are becoming increasingly diverse as mobile computing increases. While wide-screen formats are becoming more common-place in desktop monitors, with horizontal resolutions beyond 2000 pixels, mobile devices rely on much smaller portrait format screens, and run much less...
Mr. Inman's Favelets
October 31, 2005
TOP TIP: Drag Shaun Inman's Favelets into your bookmark bar. They create a list of links for all the embedded media on the page for easy downloading, plus a prompt to download a file from any url. As Shaun himself...
October 27, 2005
September 30, 2005
September 29, 2005
I knocked up a quick comment-quoting script for brandspankingnew very early this morning. Try the 'quotes' button on a comment on this entry (looks better with more than a handful of comments). The script has several parts: quoteTxt to extract...
The Canvas Tag
September 12, 2005
Finally got around to having a quick play with the <canvas> tag, which is now supported in the Firefox 1.5 Beta, as well as Safari (users of other browsers won't be able to see anything). Coupled with the whole...
OS X style searchbox
August 05, 2005
I like the OS X GUI searchboxes. Here's a cross-browser version. Search box in iTunes.The OS X search box is an integral part of the OS X UI, and can be seen in a wide range of Macintosh software. It...
August 01, 2005
CSS Footnotes revisited: Sidenotes
July 25, 2005
This article is outdated. Read the latest version. HTML version. XHTML version. Andreas Bovens (seen here drinking what is probably a $20 espresso in Tokyo) has a very concise CSS3 solution for footnotes/sidenotes, and asks in a comment to my...
July 20, 2005
del.icio.us direc.tor: High-Performance AJAX Web Service Broker
June 28, 2005
Check out Johnvey Hwang's del.icio.us direc.tor "The idea behind a client-side web service broker (or intermediary, as Jon Udell calls it) is simple: assist a client in interpreting or processing information from a service, but letting the client do all...
AJAX search box in Movable Type
June 24, 2005
[NOTE: The ajax search field is OFFLINE at the moment!!!] Expanding on my previous AJAXesque auto-suggest textfield, I've adapted the standard movable type search field (on the index page) to be AJAX-enabled. The search field automatically suggests the titles of...
DHTML auto-complete text field
June 20, 2005