Better 404 catching with CodeIgniter
CodeIgniter has a built in 404 catch, however it displays a pretty plain page of just some text in a box. It would be much nice if you were able to display your own custom 404 page that was in…
Creating an RSS reader with jQuery
For an upcoming project, I’m going to need to be able to pull in an parse RSS feeds, and display them in a quick and simple manner, but without needing to store the information in a database or worry about…
Don’t lose your ideas, store them with Evernote
There’s been too many times where I’ve thought of something (I thought was) brilliant, only to let my mind wander off on another tangent and before I know it I’ve forgotten I even had a good idea to start with,…
Switching associated select lists with jQuery
There are times when you’ll need to have a form with a few select boxes that are associated, such as suburbs and towns, where the options you want displayed should be those that belong to the currently selected state. While…
How to stop the click event with jQuery
There’s been a few times where I’ve needed something to happen when the user clicks on a few specific elements on the page, however if one of the elements is nested inside the other, the click event gets called twice,…
Quick wins to speed up your website
Nobody likes waiting for a site to load, thankfully we live in a time when internet connections are quite fast, however we also live in a time when people are more impatient. Google are also said to be taking page load time into consideration for their ranking algorithm, here's a few quick changes you can do to speed up your sites load time.
Create your own link shortening site
I recently created a complete site that is a link shortening tool which allows you to run your own public link shortener that keeps statistics on user clicks, and also displays a feed of what is 'hot' right now, based on the communities use / click throughs. This article is a quick rundown on how to set it up, and where to view a running demo.
10 Great Resources for Freelance Developers and Designers
Starting to freelance is a huge step, and it's tough to find the right information. This list is the best 10 resources that I've come across to date that will help you in getting things right the first time around, and making sure you don't miss anything.
Random Fading Rotator with jQuery
This article is going to cover the basics in having a set list of elements fade through each other in rotation, but in a random order, so that your users aren't always seeing the same items first and all the elements get a fair run.
Creating a Dropdown Menu with jQuery and CSS
I often see requests for help on how to create a simple dropdown menu without requiring too much effort, and usually I direct people to an article for 'son of suckerfish', but since jQuery is in most sites I use now I have moved to using a jQuery based dropdown that is much simpler.