Friday, January 27, 2012

jQuery Animated Graph Now On github

It's Finally Here
Well, as promised, I have finally posted the Animated Graph plugin on github. Sorry about the delay, but life happens. I've included a demo project in the repo so you can see the plugin in action.
Post any comments or bugs on github please.

jQuery Animated Graph Plugin

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A Fresh Start to Spine.js for ASP.NET MVC with MeetSpine.js- Part 3

A Fresh Start to Spine.js for ASP.NET MVC with MeetSpine.js- Part 1
A Fresh Start to Spine.js for ASP.NET MVC with MeetSpine.js- Part 2


Now that we have the majority of the Spine stuff out of the way, it's time to turn to our ASP.MVC Project. Let's first start by adding a file to our project that will make life quite a bit easier later. Add a new folder to the project at the root level called Helpers. Then add a new class called AssetHelpers to your Helpers folder. We're going to use this class to help offload some of the tedious tasks and hopefully save ourselves some time later. Here is the code that was left out of Kazi's tutorial.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Fresh Start to Spine.js for ASP.NET MVC with MeetSpine.js- Part 2

Welcome to the 2nd part of A Fresh Start to Spine.js for ASP.NET MVC with MeetSpine.js which is a helper to using Kazi Manzur Rashid's post, Meet Spine. If you're new, you may want to check out part 1 first.

Getting Jasmine Spec Runner Running

Unfortunatly, there isn't a whole lot of help here that Kazi give us regarding how we need to configure the Jasmine Spec Runner. We know that we need out page to look like the image to the right, but how do we get there?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Fresh Start to Spine.js for ASP.NET MVC with MeetSpine.js- Part 1

In the past, JavaScript has been looked down on as buggy and on a use only when you can't do without basis. When I was in college, I had an ASP.NET WebForms teacher tell us that we shouldn't even use JavaScript because it would soon be dead. That statement couldn't be further from the truth. With the introduction of jQuery and other libraries, JavaScript is no longer the ugly duckling of the programming world.

JavaScript has even entered the MVC world with the introduction of frameworks such as Backbone.js and Spine.js. The problem with these frameworks is that there tends to be a huge learning curve for those use to "traditional" JavaScript.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

What I've been doing (Including the animated graph plugin)

I just wanted to share with you all what I've been working on.

Take a quick jump over to Laptop Mag, click on a review and you'll be able to see what I've been up to over the last couple of months.

The image galleries, both large and small, and the animate graph are jQuery plugins that I wrote for the company I work at. I hope to release a more generic version of both plugins to the public in the coming weeks so stay tuned and I'll have those plugins ready for you.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Apple Fans Hate Over iPad 2 Loss

I recently read an article on Laptop Magazine's website that made me laugh a little (lenovo thinkpad tablet wins 2011 tablet world series). Apple's iconic iPad 2 lost to a lesser tablet, the ASUS Eee Pad Slider, in a user poll. The fact that the iPad lost out to the Eee Pad isn't what's funny, the comments from the peanut gallery are what really got me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

jQuery Animated Graph using jCarousel - Part 3

Let's get down to business, creating the plugin. I'm going to assume that you have at least looked over jQuery's Plugins/Authoring documentation at this point. If you haven't, you should probably stop here and take the time to read it over.

Here's the plugin overview without any of the logic that we will be using: