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{ Monthly Archives } January 2009

Upgrading to jQuery UI 1.6

I've updated my widgets tutorials to use jQuery UI 1.6, pulling the rc5 release off the svn site and turning them into pages rather than posts, since they seem to be so popular. See the widget tutorial and the extending widgets page. Now all I need is for the UI team to officially release 1.6 […]

jQuery and Haskell

I keep telling myself I'll learn Haskell but my brain usually fries halfway through the tutorial. I've always thought that javascript is LISP in C's clothing, and jQuery helps undress it a bit. Now it turns out that really jQuery is really forcing it to cross-dress in Haskell. I guess I understood Haskell all along!

jQuery CSS parser

Updated 2011-02-28; minor bug fix. Thanks, brian! Every time I create or use a jQuery plugin, I realize that the assigning of behaviors to elements on the page is a design decision, not a programming one, and one that should be made by the guy in charge of the CSS, not the guy in charge […]

gradient on steroids

I was playing with Brandon Aaron's gradient plugin (based on Steven Slayer's gradient) and started adding options and playing with it, so now you can use named colors, percent sizes, and animation. Download the code. See the demo page.

New UI widgets: textpopup and hebrewKeyboard

Last modified 2011-10-28; added box option The Hebrew pop-up keyboard on the YI site search box was always hard-coded and kind of obtrusive, so I wanted to make a jQuery plugin to add a keyboard to any input type="text" or textarea. To make it more flexible, I factored it into a general-purpose popup widget and […]