Category: Front End Development

Tutorial: How To Build Input Fields with Tag-Style Item Blocks

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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.

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10 Useful jQuery Video & Audio Players

10 Useful jQuery Video & Audio Players
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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.

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10 Handy jQuery Instagram Plugins

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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.

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Useful Tools & Resources For Better A Vertical Rhythm

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When creating new sites or prototypes, designers often start by using a handy layout grid to help them maintain a consistant and organised layout. Often the invisible vertical grid or rhythm is overlooked during the design process, leaving the typography and overall reading experience a UX nightmare for the unsuspecting user. In today post, I wanted to bring your attention to vertical rhythm in design.

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