Aristo 0.7 Released
The power of the GitHub community has proved itself once more! I’ve been far too busy of late to post any Aristo updates, so two particular members have come through with the goods. Massive props must be delivered to Muhammad Lukman, who both raised and solved four issues with the Aristo theme, and usual suspect Stefan Livens for merging the fixes in and updating the demo page. Most...
Dribbble Lazy Loader
In my last post I said that if enough people cared, I would make a Dribbble lazy loader (or “infinity scroller”). A few people said they were keen so, here it is! Once the scroller hits the bottom of the page, it loads in the next page of shots. This was a bit of fun to write and learn :) If anyone reading this downloaded the last one, I suggest you remove it and add it again. The two...
Dribbble AJAX Pager [user.js]
A Safari extension came out this week that enhanced Dribbble by removing the need for thumbnails and increasing the width of the central pane. It inspired me to put together a quick Greasemonkey script for dynamically loading in the next collection of shots and appending it to the page. This was done entirely for shits and giggles. This was made possible by the brilliant-but-cumbersome jQuery...
Improving SimpleTip Functionality
I’ve been dabbling with SimpleTip at work, and it’s pretty powerful for a mere 3kb file when minified. While it certainly doesn’t lack functionality, it does lack documentation. Here are some tips (excuse the pun) on using SimpleTip more effectively. Using Title Attribute as ToolTip Content One question I saw a lot around the interwebs was how to get SimpleTip to work with an...
Ego Wish List
The Ego application is brilliant. I think it works really well on the iPhone - presenting a great design and simple functionality that has earned it a spot in my top 4. I still haven’t had the chance to play with it on an iPad, but I think the extra functionality delivered in the form factor would be wicked too. Despite its brilliance, I’d still love to see a few more metrics added. ...
$(document).ready() before CSS ready
I ran into a bit of an issue today that was causing some real headaches. Essentially, the $(document).ready() event is fired before the CSS has finished loading and rendered out. This was breaking a dodgy resizing script in IE6 through to IE8, where a height was resized before the padding was applied from the stylesheet. The result was a cropped window of content, visually ‘off’ by the...
Aristo 0.6 Released
Icon courtesy: www.icondrawer.com Before I discuss what’s new in this release, I’d first like to thank the community for their interest and support in the project! The Aristo jQuery UI theme nudged over 100 followers and contributors on GitHub some time last week. So thanks again for your encouragement, issue reporting and bug fixes. Moving on to what’s new in the 0.6...