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.
Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house…
Ok, ok, I’ll spare the hackneyed rhymes and just present you with a completely new Infinite Carousel 3 for the holidays!
Unfortunately since this is a ridiculously busy time of year, I haven’t had time to throw up any demos just yet. But I will. In a few days. But in the meantime you can download the plugin and use it to your heart’s content. I did managed to cobble together some basic information about using the new version which I’m posting below. Continue Reading »
Just in time for the holidays, a new version of infinite carousel is on the way this week! The new version is completely re-written and has several new features. Among them, the ability to display videos as well as images, easier styling, tighter code and a new slick countdown timer. As long as these elves keep pounding at their keyboards, Santa will be able to deliver this new release this week.
The jQuery team just posted news about changes to their plugin repository to their blog. This really only impact jQuery plugin developers (like me) and not end users so most of you don’t need to worry about this. However if you’re like me, you have some changes to make. In a nutshell the blog post says:
- We’d been planning on replacing the original, spam-ridden plugin site for quite some time
- In the process of deleting on the spam, all the plugins were deleted and we didn’t have a recent backup
- Instead of burning cycles keeping the old site on life support, we decided to make a clean break and kick development on the new site into high gear.
- The new site is powered by GitHub and a package manifest for plugins
- Plugins from the old site were never going to be automatically imported into the new one.
- The repo is at github.com/jquery/plugins.jquery.com
- We are very sorry, but also very excited!
So it looks like I’ll have to get everything moved over to github and make some updates to the plugin packages as well. In the meantime you can continue to download the plugins from this site. One of which is currently being completely re-written :)
(In no particular order)
- Stopped support and development of their toolbar for Firefox
- Maybe it’s the cynic in me, but I have to believe that this was done to get more people to switch to Chrome. I mean why else would they do this? The only public mention of this by Google says that Firefox now has most of the toolbar’s functionality built-in to the browser. Well sure, if you take the time to install a bunch of add-ons and create new bookmarks.
- Removed the plus (+) as a search modifier
- It used to be that when you required a word or phrase in a search term, you could just slap a + in front of it (e.g. don’t be +evil). In what looks like a move related to pushing Google+, Google has removed this functionality and now requires you to place quotes around any words or terms you require (e.g. don’t be “evil”). Google says that this is an improvement but I disagree.
- Changed the look and functionality of Google reader
- I don’t really care about the social features of Google Reader changing (I never used them), and Google shifting them to be more integrated with Google+, but I don’t like the new look. I’m sure I’ll get used to it in time, but what’s the deal with this new weird spacing they’re introducing? Did everyone at Google get giant new monitors to work with? Continue Reading »