Posts Categorized: Open source software

More JavaScript goodness

If you're one of the few people in the world that liked the look of my Performer JavaScript library but found it didn't quite do what you want, take a look at these projects from LivePipe.com which include really nifty modal window generators. And if that's not enough then the talented Dustin Diaz has a…

Playing the sharing

One of my favourite free music site is 3hive, although these days I rarely get a chance to download much stuff. The problem is I have to download something before I know whether it floats my boat, so to speak. Even with broadband that's a few seconds per song, which soon adds up. Not any…

Extending Performer

Only a day or two old and already my JavaScript library baby is learning new stuff. Namely it's learnt how to pass the selected value of a select element to a remote page and load the response of that page into a named element. If you didn't understand that, don't worry. I'm barely there myself.…

Announcing Performer

The time has come, after many months of development deep in my secret lab, to release my monster lovely library into the wild. Here's the skinny: It's called Performer. It allows you, using nothing but standard HTML code, to add functionality to your web pages. Functionality like toggling the visibility of elements (now you see…

Performer – Unobtrusive Prototype Helper

In a recent SitePoint blogs post by the estimable Kevin Yank he talks about Handling JavaScript-disabled Browsers. This is a vital part of making sure that any web application works correctly, and is something I spend a good proportion of my time doing. Kevin rightly advocates something called progressive enhancement, which is a methodology designed…