24 June, 2009

Image Transitions

Do you think this is flash? My answer is no it is not. It is pure javascript, and css.

So that's true, the animation on the top is not a flash movie, but a javascript. Okay enough talking, this is the newest javascript extension I did for the jQuery Javascript library. You can use this to make transitions like above on your websites, also using any number of images. It is light weight, normally compared to other libraries jQuery is light weight. As this plugin runs on jquery and it is built not to be much complex it is pretty light weight and will not make your browser stuck on a point. :D

So just a note, this is my 3rd plugin which I am publishing for the jQuery community, also my 18th open source plugin. (i am not sure where I will end, started with SilverStripe Open Source CMS. lol!)

Talking about this one, it is a ready made extension for you to download and plug to your website. View the documentation page for more information http://open.whynotonline.com/simple-transitions/index.html you'll see more transitions there, I have some ideas to implement more to this. The web page which is mentioned above contains the link to download the plugin, and there is a little documentation at the very bottom of the page.

Check it out.

08 June, 2009

Suggestion Field Module for SilverStripe

This post is about a new module which I coded up. I named the module as Suggestion Field (I dont know how relevant it is, usually I am stupid in naming stuff.). Anyway the reason I named it is that this module provides you with a text area which fetch some helpful suggestions when you start typing inside it.

The module can be used as two ways, one is to make a search box, which provides some suggestions with links pointed to the working URLs, (if you have used SilverStripe doc, you might have seen this).

The other one is to use it as a normal text field, when you click on a suggestion it will automatically fill your input box.

Anyway if this is not clear for you please see the demo here http://open.whynotonline.com/suggestion-field/

Hope this will be a useful plugin, I will be writing some documentation for this soon, and will post this to the SilverStripe website as well, yet you can download it from the whynotonline.com open source portal. If you go here you will find the file which you can download http://open.whynotonline.com/suggestion-form-field/

Please let me hear your views about this new module.