Topic: jQuery

Free Minimalist Home Page Design

Free Minimalist Home Page Design

Published April 28, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I got inspiration yesterday looking at some minimalist photography and decided to come up with a minimalist home page design. I wanted the page to look stunning, but be very feature- and functionality-light. A full page background image was required, as well as an expandable menu. The menu I wanted to be large and the […]

Perform Action After Visitor is Idle

Detect Idle with jQuery

Published April 18, 2013 by Brad Knutson

You’ve probably seen it before. You’re reading through a website, browsing through products, and all of a sudden you get a pop-up on your screen. Sometimes this pop-up is promoting a deal for the products you are viewing, sometimes it’s a window asking if you want to chat with a sales representative, sometimes it asks […]

Display Loading Image While Page Loads

Display Loading Image While Page Loads

Published April 15, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Often times as web developers, we build websites that are fairly media intensive. Lots of graphics, slideshows, large Javascript files, large CSS files, etc, etc. It’s not uncommon for page load times to suffer on some really visually appealing and well designed pages. There has to be a better way to display these pages, rather […]

Add Pin It Button When Mousing Over An Image

Pin It On Hover

Published April 2, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Recently, I’ve come across a handful of sites that give the option to pin an image to Pinterest when you hover over an image. This is a pretty cool effect, and very user friendly. This got me thinking, how can we implement this on a large scale automatically? I looked online for a function that […]

Fade One Image Into Another

Fade One Image Into Another

Published March 11, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Fading one image into another on mouseover is a common effect in today’s web development. It can be accomplished in a few ways. jQuery Decide on the images that you want to fade into one another. Make sure they are the same size. Create a div, and make sure that it’s the exact height and […]

Open External Links in New Tab with jQuery

jQuery New Tab

Published February 24, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Current web standards and UI (User Interface) best practices are that links on your site going to external sources should be opened in a new tab or window. This is to give the user the option to open the content without losing their progress on your site. The “back” button in the browser is so […]

Formatting Tables with jQuery

Formatting Tables with jQuery

Published February 18, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Most of us take for granted tables we see with nicely formatted rows with alternating colors. It’s great for readability and just looks better. There are a few different ways to do this. Let’s first look at the jQuery solution. jQuery The above snippet of code will add the “odd” class to ever odd row. […]

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