Many newer social media communities and web applications are pushing the boundaries of interface design. Form inputs have changed a lot over just the past 4-5 years. One such feature is the tag select input field, where users can enter tags which appear as block items within the field itself.
For this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build this effect to be used in any website. To save time I’ll be using the jQuery Tags Input Plugin which is free and open source to use on any project. I prefer this plugin over some others because of the many parameters and options for customizing the experience. Take a peek at my live demo to see what we will be creating. Read More
Using a custom skinned jQuery audio/video player in your website is often more aesthetically pleasing then simply embedding a video from a third party website on your website.
Being able to use a custom designed jQuery player also enables you to pair the design with your branding and design.
Within the new WordPress 3.6 there is also native support for audio and video post type. With this in mind I wanted to explore the various jQuery plugins available that will allow me to enhance the UI when using audio and video within a website. Read More
Tooltip libraries are fairly common amongst the open source community. A quick Google search will net you a series of results which you could apply into any typical project. However it can be difficult figuring out some of the various options for customization. Or even the decision for which library to use can be a… Read More
In this tutorial I want to demonstrate one such method for creating dynamic content tabs. We will load in external HTML data from local files pulled via Ajax commands. This technique has been simplified over the years so we aren’t struggling to build multiple XMLHttpRequest calls. Check out the demo page below and see what we’ll be creating. Read More
With the release of the retina screen by Apple it would seem the future is a very high resolution one, with more and more users slowly using a retina or high resolution device to browse the web on it would seem the retina device is the future. With this in mind, its pretty important to understand how to create retina graphics and how to implement them on your WordPress site.
In this article I am focusing on the use of retina graphics within your WordPress website. Read More
Instagram is arguably one of the most popular photo sharing social networks, boasting over 30 million active users happily snapping away. With this in mind its only logical that users may want to display their photos on their own website.
In this post I wanted to focus on jQuery plugins that will enable you to pull in your own Instagram pictures, I have included a selection of jQuery Instagram plugins that you can use on WordPress, Drupal and if your not using a CMS I have also included jQuery plugins that you can use directly on your site. Read More