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:

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

My Daily Reads

Finding websites with decent amounts of new information can sometimes be a very hard thing. I have often found myself in search of someplace new to feed my hunger for more information about technology, movies, cars, etc. Here is a short collection of some of the websites I find myself visiting the most often:

jQuery Animated Graph using jCarousel - Part 2

Last time we took a brief overview what was going to be needed to get the slider up and off the ground. This week, I want to go over the JSON response in more detail and also get some of the styling on the page.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

jQuery Animated Graph using jCarousel - Part 1

This is a brief tutorial on how to use of jCarousel to make an animated horizontal graph.

Let's begin by stating what we are trying to accomplish with this plugin:
  1. Read a JSON data source
  2. Build an image slider using jCarousel
  3. Generate dynamic graphical data base on the JSON data
  4. Animate the data

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

1 Week Later

It's been a week since I started to use Google+ and let me tell you this, it has been great. Google has really done their homework with this product. The integration with my Android phone makes Google+ the hands down social network winner in my book.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 2 of Google+

Yesterday I said goodbye to Facebook and Hello to Google+, and I must say that I'm feeling a bit lonely right now. The transition from being overwhelmed with annoying and somewhat meaningless posts to almost nothing has been a rough one. This should be expected though seeing that Google+ is still just starting out and not many people have even heard of it yet.