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Wedpings! February 18th, 2012
Sorry for the gap, and no Christmas post – a terrible state of affairs. Never mind though, here’s something to cheer you up – it’s our wedding page. The first entry on wedpings.com. A little side project for me which I intend to turn into a sort of social network for wedding planning. There’s not much there at the moment, as you’ll see if you visit the home page, but the intention is to start adding features soon. User accounts, wedding list organisation and RSVPs, photo galleries, venue information and maps – that sort of thing. To be honest I haven’t really spec’d it out yet but hopefully i’ll get round to it eventually. Drop me an email if you’d be interested in using such a service .
For now our page is just a bit of HTML and jQuery with a simple RSVP form – it just sends us an email with a yes or no. Nothing fancy but I was quite pleased with the design. Hopefully in a few months there’ll be a new Wedpings post announcing a proper site. We’ll see.
To the happy couple!
Another jQuery slider (v 2.0) December 17th, 2011
I don’t know how it happened but it’s December already! Soon it’ll be time for me to do a Christmas post but I thought that since, unforgivably, I haven’t posted since August I’d squeeze in a last work entry of 2011. This might seem like a bit of a cheat, some might say this belongs more as an update of my previous jQuery slider post, but as it has some pretty key differences I have decided to call it jQuery slider version 2.0 and give it a post of it’s own. This also affords me the opportunity of displaying some more photos, today’s theme: The Lake District where my girlfriend and I got engaged earlier this year.
The slider differs to version 1.0 mainly in that it can handle content other than imagery. You can now feed it a container type (e.g ‘div) and it will treat that container and everything inside it as a slide. Also the slides are now all present within the HTML rather than being loaded in by the JS. Additional features include the ability to switch the menu on and off and change the slide direction. You can download the files here. As always I value feedback, again I haven’t exhaustively tested this and I’d be interested to see how it fits within other templates and style sheets.
jQuery popup plugin August 4th, 2011
I seem to be doing a lot of bits and pieces of jQuery at the moment, which is good because I quite enjoy it. I must confess I used to feel like it was cheating but fortunately i’ve managed to shed that particular misconception and now use it in almost all the online stuff I work on.
So here’s another little plugin I knocked up for work, a jQuery popup script. Most of these bits start as some random function written for a particular site which I then make into a reusable plugin and add to my script library for re-use.
You feed this one an element ID (i’d suggest a div) and it’ll remove it from the DOM (that way you can initially stick it anywhere on the page as an accessible alternative to the pop up), re-append it just before the closing </body> tag, create (if required) a background overlay and open it up at the click of a button.
Optional settings include fade in / out, background on / off, colour and opacity, close button, and close on background click.
UPDATE 2: Now version 1.2 – The popup will now re-centralise when you resize the window, also fixed a couple of little bugs.
UPDATE: Now version 1.1 – i’ve fixed a bug wherein if you fired the same pop-up using multiple links, multiple versions of the background overlay were being created with the same ID. I can only apologise for this schoolboy error.
jQuery slider July 12th, 2011
An unexpected but very welcome post today as I found myself with the opportunity to step back from my mobile web shenanigans for a moment and code a bit of nice, old fashioned jQuery which i’m posting here for your viewing pleasure. As an added bonus i’ve used it to display a sneak preview of my newly landscaped garden.
As usual, I intend to develop this at some point, it could do with a loader animation and an auto generated index. But for now here’s the files. Go wild!
UPDATE: This is now version 1.1 – new features include auto generated index links, optional autoplay with adjustable speed, a few bug fixes and a little bit of accessibility goodness. Files are here (the original link above is also updated.
Website Roundup February 18th, 2011
Not much to report this month i’m afraid, it’s far too early in the year for anything exciting. Plus our central heatings been on the blink since before Christmas and I find it hard to motivate myself when i’m freezing cold. Work wise i’m not doing anything postable sadly due to the nature of the new job – although I’m currently working on my first mobile web app so hopefully i’ll be able to put up a link to that at some point.
Anyway – with that in mind i’m posting a couple of sites i’ve worked on that have gone live recently. The first one is the Asteral web site which i completed just before I left The Crocodile and which, for some reason, has only recently gone live.
The Asteral site is built in Expression Engine and incorporates 3 levels of navigation, which was quite tricky to acheive. It also utilises the indispensible Freeform plugin to incorporate a contact form and newsletter sign-up.
The second site is a smaller site I designed and built for a London based Bathroom company (called, fittingly, London bathrooms). I also created the London Bathrooms logo, which featured in a recent post.
This is a fairly standard small site with information about the company, some work samples and testimonials and a contact form. Which you should definately use if you need a Bathroom fitted in London (or the surrounding area).
Since spring is already in the air I’m hoping the next post will be a total break from the norm and be about the landscaping of my garden which I started last year and which ground to a halt over winter. Not just a one trick pony!
Anyway, it’s been a pleasure as always.