After finally catching up with a bunch of things on the blog we finally had a chance to work on the extensions page and got it up and running.
It’s not often we need our own jQuery events, but when we do it’s nice to know we can create an elegant solution that behaves like any other event would.
After introducing our wChar, wCheck, wInput and wSelect jQuery form plugin separately over the past couple weeks we have decided it’s only fit to show all the plugins working in harmony together.
This is a simple plugin for text boxes and textarea inputs that gives us clean looking text boxes and takes care of backwards compatibility for placeholder attributes.
The current state of select boxes on the web are just plain ugly and limited in functionality. We wanted to create a select box plugin that could be fully customizable in appearance for one.
Today I came across an error while I was linting my Intelligent RGB / HEX Converter Plugin code about requiring a radix value for parseInt(). After a quick look up on Google I could see that excluding this parameter could lead to some rather nasty bugs in your code.
I find that the appearance of radio and checkbox inputs has always been limited. Some browsers have allowed some modification of these elements but for the most part it’s quite difficult to get them to look good and fit in with more colorful designs.
Character Counters have always bothered me during development as I was never able to find a good place for them. Sometimes I had forms with multiple inputs and having a little character counter bubble above each one just made the form look bloated and messy.
It’s not very often I need an rgb / hex converter in my apps or to convert a color code quickly, but when I do I find there are never any good tools around to do it quickly.