To Go Native Or Not To Go Native… That Is The Question

Over the past couple of weeks I  have been slowly planning and revamping my iPhone app to address user concerns, bugs, and problems.  And as part of the rework I decided to support other platforms, in addition to the iPhone, such as the iPad, Android, and Windows Phone 7.  However…

jQuery 1.4 Alpha 1 Released

Looks like some great new improvements coming to the 1.4 release.  It doesn’t look like any new methods are being added, but updating many of the new ones released with 1.3. There are a few areas in jQuery that have seen extensive changes since 1.3.2…

Create an attractive loading panel in jQuery

One of the important things about web programming, especially when using AJAX, from a usability standpoint is to provide a responsive user interface to the audience.  This level of responsiveness to the user’s actions can be achieved in many different ways; showing messages, changing colors, adding animation, changing contexts…

Add Your Twitter Status To Your Blog

For the longest time I have been wanting to add my Twitter status to my blog in place of my quote right under my blogs name in the header.  (see above)  Today I sat down and figured out what I needed to do to accomplish this and to my surprise…

jQuery and Visual Studio Shipping Together

I have been a huge fan of jQuery ever since I started working on IdeaPipe about 10 months ago. Mostly because of its simplistic DOM access using standard CSS syntax that we all have to learn anyways in the modern Web 2.0 world. In addition to the ease of…

How to create a non-Native jQuery event

Today I had the need to create a custom event using jQuery, in order to launch a customized form validation event from a global submit event. I did this so I could focus in on the first form field that had an error. My event from the global.js script…