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jQuery 1.6.3 Released

Thursday, September 1st, 2011 | Business | No Comments

jQuery 1.6.3 was released today, September 1, 2011.

Highlights in this minor version include:

  • XSS (cross site scripting) Attack fixed
  • Fixed Animation issues based on the requestAnimationFrame API (no longer used, due to problems with actions being queued until  div is visible)
  • Better handling of the new HTML5 attributes
Some other useful fixes include:
  • jQuery.parseXML fixed in webkit browsers
  • Fixed “removeAttr(‘style’)” in webkist browsers
  • Fixed $.inArray in IE6 – cause crashing if the 2nd param was null or undefined
  • Fixed filter:alpha(opacity=100) after animations
  • jQuery.data shouldn’t throw a script erro
  • .width() no longer returns a float in Firefox 6
  • IE8 crash when using background-image in BODY in css
You can access the new library from the official jQuery 1.6.3 or from the following locations:

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jQuery and CSS3: Tutorial showing some Google+ Animation Code

Monday, July 11th, 2011 | Business | 3 Comments

I’ve been checking out Google Plus information, and ran across a blog that combined jQuery, CSS3 and Google Plus all in one.  Jackpot!

Srinivas Tamada writes, at 9lessons.info, Google Plus Style Animations with Jquery and CSS3.

You’ll notice the circle rotation animations aren’t handled in jQuery like we’re used to, but use the capabilities CSS3 has to animation on it’s own (the circle rolling animation is done by just toggling a class).

Easy to follow, great examples.

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jQuery Mobile Beta 1 Released

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011 | Business | No Comments

Yesterday, June 20, 2011, the jQuery Mobile team released Beta 1.

The team intends to release the final jQuery Mobile at the end of the summer.  Another beta should be out within the next month.

With each release of jQuery Mobile we see better and better support for both core jQuery libraries, and mobile browsers.  Check out the Mobile Graded Browser Support page to see a list of supported platforms.

If you’re not familiar with the scope of jQuery Mobile, here are some quick points:

  • Cross platform and Cross device support (see support here)
  • Touch optimized controls (such as popups, sliders, menus, touch navigation, etc)
  • Themable designs
  • Adding support for CSS3 properties
  • Lightweight size (12K compressed right now)
  • Accessibility
  • Events
  • Plugins

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jQuery 1.6 Released

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 | Business | No Comments

The jQuery Team and the jQuery bug triage team have released jQuery version 1.6 today.

You can use CDN’d copies of the file at:

Included in the recent version:

  • Significant speed improvements to the attribute module (attr(), val())
  • data() has been improved to match the W3c HTML5 spec, and had speed improved
  • Changes to the usage of prop(), removeProp() and attr() (prop now reflects the changed portions of the DOM, and attr is the original value — IMPORTANT: this will require some code to be changed)
  • Upgraded jQuery.map(object)
  • Relative CSS attributes (from .animate(), such s “+=20px” — useful for font size changes)
  • Improved animation syncing
  • Smoother animations
  • Auto-deffered’s are in animations now

 

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Week in Web: jQuery Menus, Flowplayer update, Stylesheet removal, drop shadows, Gury, Sliders, etc

Friday, February 18th, 2011 | Business | No Comments

I’m going to start publishing, every Friday, a list of some useful / interesting links I’ve visited throughout the course of the week.

Usually this will involve whatever I am working on at the moment.  If you like these links, you can follow me on Twitter to get them as I find them (as opposed to waiting for Friday).

This week I’ve been working a lot with jQuery (nothing new), Flowplayer, and CSS.  An average week for a web developer.

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jQuery 1.5 Released: AJAX Rewrite, Deferred Objects, jquery.sub(), and Performance

Monday, February 7th, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

I’ve been snowed in and busy working, but in the last week jQuery 1.5 was released (on January 31, 2011).

You can see the announcement here:

Right on schedule jQuery 1.5 is ready for consumption!

This release has been a long time coming and has been a real team effort. Please take this opportunity to thank members of the jQuery Team and the jQuery bug triage team for their help in getting this release out the door.

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New jQuery Plugin: Fix Scrollbar Height

Sunday, January 9th, 2011 | Business | 1 Comment

Some sites are tall, some sites are short, some are both.

If you have a site that is both short and tall, and centered — you know how annoying it is clicking from one page with a scrollbar, to one without.  It changes the position of the body div.

I just released a new plugin that will address that issue, fixScrollbarHeight.

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Web development with the iPhone and iPad in Mind

Friday, July 30th, 2010 | Business | 1 Comment

In the very near future, I will be posting a series of posts on what you should/shouldn’t be doing to develop a website where the iPhone and iPad are a target demographic.  jQuery will figure prominently in the series, as I’ve seen almost all websites now require work with jQuery (or anther AJAX platform).

Let me know if you have any specific questions / concerns, and I’ll be glad to answer them.

Some interesting things to think about:

  • How are mouse clicks triggered? (It’s not as straightforward as you’d think)
  • How are hover states triggered? (Hint: the iPad has a hover state, but it’s not what you think — remember you only have a single touch, no arrow following your finger)
  • What types of gestures can we use?
  • What special considerations must we make for CSS?
  • What are the ideal screen dimensions? (this is easy, but remember we have multiple devices, and multiple orientations)
  • What types of video can we play? (iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G, iPhone 2G and the original iPhone all have different specifications, it’s not that easy)

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Google Code: jQuery Outages and a Fix

Monday, June 21st, 2010 | Business | No Comments

I’ve posted 2 articles in the past few weeks regarding Google Code going “down” (rather, the jQuery hosted there wouldn’t work), mostly out of frustration:

There are many pluses and minuses with regards to CDN usage (more pluses though).  There may be a solution…

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Google Code’s jQuery hosting goes Down!

Friday, June 18th, 2010 | Business | 3 Comments

Web developers everywhere must be making double takes.  It’s not our code, it’s Google!

The 2nd time I’ve noticed this in the past 2 weeks, it makes it hard to consider Google Code a reliable host.  Not only do developer’s who did as Google recommended get calls from clients, some of our development time was wasted today trying to track this down (for me it was only a few minutes, but I’m sure other developers will spend hours).

From Google Code:

The AJAX Libraries API provides your applications with stable, reliable, high speed, globally available access to all of the most popular, open source JavaScript libraries. Your application can use our very flexible loader google.load() or direct, path based access to the scripts.

I like the “stable, reliable” part myself.

You can see the last time I complained about this problem.

We can only hope this is for some greater good, and not protecting against more evil.

Annoying.  Especially when I’m busy trying to get code done!

UPDATE: If you need to call jQuery code, use this:

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://code.jquery.com/jquery-1.4.2.min.js”></script>

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