I realized that the DropCaptions plugin had been neglected for a while (last updated four years ago! ) and even though it still worked with older versions of jQuery, it needed a refresh. DropCaption v2 is now available. I’ve updated the code and made some minor improvements.
Thanks to Jesse from VersionOne for spotting a small but update worthy bug in the carousel that could potentially affect running multiple carousels on one page.
Grab the latest version from http://www.catchmyfame.com/catchmyfame-jquery-plugins/jquery-infinite-carousel-plugin/
Who doesn’t love free stuff? Most of the time the saying “you get what you pay for” applies, but every once in awhile sometimes you do get a free lunch. Whether it’s testing jQuery code, checking to see how a site looks in different browsers, or coming up with a color scheme, the following free tools have been extremely valuable in helping me get my work done.
Originally developed by Sun, Oracle’s VirtualBox is a great piece of free software.Let me repeat that. Great piece of free software. It’s so good they should charge for it. Really. In case you’re unfamiliar with VirtualBox or virtualization in general, what VirtualBox does is allows you to turn one computer into as many different computers as you like by giving you the ability to run almost any operating system as if it were an application. No dual booting, no partitioning, no reformatting. You can create and destroy virtual machines at will.
So why is this great? Continue reading Free Tools to Make a Web Developer’s (and Designer’s) Life Easier
jQuery has about a half dozen methods for retrieving AJAX data (XML, JSON, JSONP, script, HTML, or text). Most of these methods are shorthand for jQuery’s all-singing, all-dancing .ajax() method. So how is a developer supposed to know when to use one of the more basic higher-level methods versus when to use .ajax()? Continue reading What’s the Best jQuery Method for Retrieving AJAX Data?
A minor bug with the wait indicator image in Infinite Carousel 3 has been fixed. The path to the image was incorrect and has been fixed. Version 3.0.2 is now available for download.