Category: jquery

Auto-suggest jQuery plugin 3

Auto-suggest jQuery plugin

What is auto complete and auto suggest? Auto complete and auto suggest are a user interface feature that extend search functionality. It basically makes it easier and fast for the user to search structured...

Useful JQuery Plugin to Display Errors, Messages, and Alerts: Gritter 0

Useful JQuery Plugin to Display Errors, Messages, and Alerts: Gritter

Real estate on your web page could be as important as real estate in real life. You got very little space on your client screen and need to use every inch (or pixels). Errors and messages take up valuable space that could be better used for more important things.

That is why Gritter is a great JQuery plugin – it saves real estate on your page by showing alerts, messages and errors in a floating bubble way, that is both informative and (because you can configure Gritter to fade away after a few seconds) non intrusive:

This image was taken from one of our new site’s design, we decided to use Gritter instead of putting the errors and notification inline.

JQuery AJAX POST Sending Only Partial Data? Try URL Encoding. 7

JQuery AJAX POST Sending Only Partial Data? Try URL Encoding.


JQuery is a great JavaScript framework that makes web developer life much easier. But like all framework, you need to learn its gotchas in order to work effectively with it. Here is one of those gotchas -

Jquery POST method lets you create Ajax HTTP POST request to the server. It is actually a shorthand to the JQuery Ajax method:


$.ajax({
  type: "POST",url: "save.php",
  data: "param1="+paramValue1
  +"&param2=paramValue2",
  complete: function(){ }, //manage the complete if needed
  success: function(){}}//get some data back to the screen if needed
});  
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AutoSnippet – automatically generate HTML and javascript code snippets


Code snippets posted online are a great source of knowledge and simple way to share experience and to reuse code. As developers we always look to see if there is a ‘code example’ which we can modify to our needs. As bloggers we find code snippets very useful to get our information out to the readers.

The problem is that creating these code snippets is a complex and cumbersome task. You need you replace all the < with &alt, wrap the code in <pre> and <code> tags and then use a Syntax Highlighter to make our code look nice. Every time we change or fix the code you need to reiterate this process.

AutoSnippet solves this problem by automatically generating the code snippet from the source code (HTML, CSS and Javascript). No more cumbersome repetitive tasks and no more inconsistencies between example and real code.

In this article I will show how to generate automatic snippets for your blog and source/code websites.