jQuery BBQ: A blockquote (AKA pullquote) script, that will unobtrusively grab content from your webpage and display it similarly to the way newspapers do it (see Wikipedia’s definition of a pull quote).
It can either be dropped directly into the webpage, with no configuration, or can take a number of customization parameters if you want to get creative with it. It is very lightweight – only 2.2 Kb (to which you will need to add the size of your jQuery distro).
While implementing the Polyglot plugin on a WordPress site I was working on, I found a bug related to the search form: the plugin appends “/lang-pref/en/” (or whatever other ISO language code) to the search string (in the URL – when using “pretty permalinks” AKA URL rewriting).
This does not directly affect the first search, but the search field is then filled with “my search string/lang-pref/en”, which is confusing for the visitor.
A quick solution is to filter the search query and remove the said string Continue reading →
While implementing yet another a WordPress site, I found myself in the situation where I wanted to display any and all images in lightboxes, but with a minimum of interaction from the editor’s part.
All current plugins that integrate Slimbox (that I know of – this one, for example) actually require the editor to add the rel="lightbox" attribute. But since the editors of this site have no HTML knowledge whatsoever and will be editing in “visual” mode, this hinders deployment.
So, if you ever feel like posting a word on any of my scripts on your blog, or if you feel yo can contribute, do drop me a line, be it over e-mail, on the forums, in a comment or.. anything you may find suitable. And at any time, do ask for directions, and generally.. don’t be a stranger, don’t stay anonymous – we all need to know you and meet your work
As some of you may have noticed (and thanks to those that notified me of the errors), the site was down for two days, the forum had errors, the playground was 404
This was due to a server change I requested because of frequent downtimes on the previous one. However, the new server my site was moved to had certain features differently configured – that rendered my site inaccessible.
First was the php version, that made my WordPress installation go AWOL (had to switch from php 5 to 4 to have it work). That also lead to errors on my forum pages, but those were corrected using some tips from the bbPress forums.
The cause of 404′s on my playground folders was that my .htaccess for that folder used the directive SecFilterEngine Off, in order to disable mod_security (which, when activated, interfered with my Ajax calls). But on this particular folder, mod_security wasn’t configured and thus the .htaccess generated an error and wasn’t correctly interpreted (I used it to disable mod_rewrite in the playground folder too, in order to prevent WordPress’ rewrite rules – but since it had an error in it, the default WP rules were applied and no such page was found).
I started out to make a vertical menu using Fx.Elements (instead of the classic horizontal one), for one of the sites I’m working on and, as always, I chose to use relatively sized elements (namely ‘em’).
However, although Fx.Base has support for specifying the unit, the original Kwicks demo doesn’t play well out of the box specifying ‘em’ as the unit.