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Flickrshow Seven

By far the most popular of any of my personal projects is Flickrshow, a Javascript slideshow that evolved from earlier gallery projects into the first public version in 2006. For those unfamiliar with the project, the goal is to allow as many people as possible to embed a slideshow displaying Flickr images into a webpage. […]

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Detecting visited sites with jQuery

My recent adventure in writing a jQuery plugin led to me considering what other notionally unattainable client-side information could be gathered using a bit of Javascript and CSS manipulation. A bit of playing, (and a lot of understanding Safari’s rather greedy method of storing styles) has resulted in my second jQuery plugin in as many […]

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Detecting installed fonts with jQuery

I’m a massive fan of pushing the typographic capabilities of our current crop of web browsers and the supported HTML and CSS standards. I’m not talking about embedded fonts or Flash/Javascript-based font generation but using simple CSS rules to bring nice fonts to the user, if available on their system. Richard Rutter, Guillermo Esteves and […]

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Better event management with Prototype

Of all of the frameworks currently available for the rejuvenated Javascript language Prototype is the most popular. The developer, Sam Stephenson has now been employed by 37Signals and has been working on integrating his framework and its spinoff effects library Scriptaculous with Ruby on Rails, the massively popular new server side language. So its going to be around for a while. One of the […]

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A Javascript Experiment – Movement

After a friday spent researching alternative interfaces, (after being challenged by James), I’ve developed a nice little Javascript class which allows you to re-create a popular shifting effect, used to great effect on sites such as One Digital. I’ve created an example of the script in action showing the London tube map being shifted around. […]

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Introducing FlickrShow

My previous attempt at gallery software was very popular and I still get requests for the original release even though it hasn’t been updated since it was released. It wasn’t, however, the solution I really wanted when I set out to make a Flickr driven slide show. My inspiration was and still is Slideshow Pro […]