How my jQuery Drag’n’Drop Jigsaw works

I had a kind of implied request to talk about the code in this jquery jigsaw puzzle. I sort of figured you can Firebug it from hereif you like, but maybe a little expository prose will enable you to focus on the salient parts of the script. (Sorry the old link got broken when . . . → Read More: How my jQuery Drag’n’Drop Jigsaw works

Testing Google Friend Connect

When Google talks, I at least pay attention. Whether you like them or not, no one can deny that Google has a great deal of KLOUT on the interwebz. This Google Friend Connect thing is the latest scuttlebutt. Of course I have to try it, even though I’m not insanely hopeful that it’s going to . . . → Read More: Testing Google Friend Connect

Pssssst! Wanna learn JQuery?

One of the reasons why I always cringed from web front end in the past is that presentation is so “dirty.” We have all felt the flames.

HTML was never really designed as a presentation language confusion of XHTML validations and the different DOCTYPES CSS is supposed to be for design browser wars and their . . . → Read More: Pssssst! Wanna learn JQuery?

User Interface Matters

One of my good friends related a story to me about some of the earliest Hewlett Packard programmable calculators in the early 80’s. When engaging in lengthy number crunching, the calculator would print “crunching” (or processing, or something) on the display, and every few seconds it would add a dot, so the user would know . . . → Read More: User Interface Matters

Map Your Tweeple (twitter friends)

{ “pipe_id”: “52c9a16ff593ec43760f996b6e6b5a16″, “width” : “490px”, “height” : “400px” } This is a yahoo pipe that gets fed my twitter name, goes to the public twitter feed, finds my “friends” who have provided geographical locations, and uses that data to map them. Yahoo pipes are amazingly visual ways to build mashups. If you don’t . . . → Read More: Map Your Tweeple (twitter friends)

A sample text widget

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