Microsoft recently announced that they were dropping the Aero UI from their next version of Windows. Add to this the fact that Windows 8 seems squarely targeted at tablets over desktops and laptops with its Metro UI, and that Windows 7, a worthy successor to Windows XP (suck it Vista), is still what I would consider new and very usable OS; I predict that most consumers and businesses will ignore Windows 8. You can count on Microsoft touting sales figures when it does come out, which (if you look closely enough) will come primarily from sales of new PCs that will have Windows 8 forced onto it. XP was good. 7 is good. 8 looks like a mess. Need more proof? Read this.
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 »
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 »
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.
I’ve created a page specifically for the latest version of the Infinite Carousel at http://www.catchmyfame.com/catchmyfame-jquery-plugins/jquery-infinite-carousel-plugin/. All future updates will be found at this page. This page contains the zip file, demos, instructions and everything you’ll need to get the plugin running on your site.