Quick Dialogs in Linux

Well no matter how advanced programming gets sometimes you just need to get back to something simple as dirt. For instance you need a quick interface just to provide a menu. You could approach this in many different ways, but how much simpler could it be than creating a dialog …



ColdFusion Style Dumps in PHP

Just wondering around the internet and one site led to another when I tripped over a nice debugging utility that creates ColdFusion style dumps. Its called dBug. The syntax is pretty darn simple. Of course make sure the dBug class file is included, then just create an instance of the …



Getting a List of Checkbox Values with jQuery

Well the other day I was doing some forms and ran into a long list of checkboxes that I needed a list of the values, not a name-value array(so serializeArray() wouldn't help) so I whipped up a small jQuery plugin to return me simply an array of the values …



Webkit Options for Ubuntu

Well like it or not we all need to test in other browsers. IE and Firefox aren't the only browsers in the world. Webkit browsers are increasing in numbers and we need to pay attention to them as well. In the past I've used Konqueror to test but I'm not …



jQuery Impromptu 1.7, A Few Changes

A new version of jQuery Impromptu is out. One is a change which I noticed a bug with webkit, textareas, and the show() effect. Form inputs are improperly positioned when the show() effect is used as the entrance effect. The default show effect is now fadeIn, as I believe it …



Remember to Encrypt those CF Cookies

It seems you can never do enough to protect your website. One pointer I thought I'd mention is to remember to not use the default ColdFusion sessions when possible as they do not encrypt session cookies on the client. You can easily change this in the administrator to use UUID …



Simple Yoyo Effects Using jQuery

A few days ago I wrote about Link Nudging, and I got to thinking this could easily be a lot more customizable and flexible, so I added a couple lines more to it and now you can give most any css attribute a "Yoyo" effect. Maybe yoyo isn't the best …



Scheduled Tasks Super Easy in Ubuntu

Sure its definitely a trivial thing todo, but I thought I'd post how to get up and running within a minute using Gnome Schedule in Ubuntu(I'm sure Gnome Schedule is available for most linux distros as well). First just open up Synaptic Package Manager and do a search for …



Addition to jQuery Link Nudging

Browsing around the other day I came across a tool by David Walsh called Link Nudging. Basically it simply adds an effect on hover state to increase the left padding, or "Nudge". Take a look at his link nudging demo to get a better understanding. The code is very compact …



Impromptu: An Ajax Form Framework

Many people are perhaps still a little unclear of what jQuery Impromptu really is. Its not just a lightbox or dialog. Its actually a small framework to process forms utilizing ajax; and along the way it happened to solve the ugly default confirm and alert problem. It works by first …