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My New Photography Website
I've created a new website for my photography. It's hosted on SmugMug, which I think is a great site for photographers and people who simply want to share photos. SmugMug galleries look great with just the default settings and they also let you customize your site massively, order prints and a whole lot more. Take a look!
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with my Flickr site. I have a free account there which limits you to 200 photos. I recently culled a lot of crap from it and I think I'll use it to showcase some shots, enter photo contests and stuff like that.
jQuery Slideshow Demo using prettyPhoto
I created a jQuery slideshow demo with jQuery, of course, and
prettyPhoto, an easy-to-use and feature-rich plugin for creating slideshows. In this
case, the images used are from "afield-afloat," by Hank Andrews, an early 1970s newspaper column of hunting and
jQuery REST YouTube Demo and Who is my Representative Demo
I created two new demos, a jQuery REST YouTube Data API
demo and a jQuery REST Who is my Representative
demo. These both illustrate how to get and manipulate data from yet more sites that have public APIs.
My FeedServer.ashx handler (click on the Show/Hide Code button on the above demo pages) allows me to
do this pretty easily now, and since I've proven a lot of the concepts I was curious about,
maybe it's time to move on. However,
AuthSub is another thing I
want to illustrate, along with some more interactive examples of using the web as a big database
(i.e. mashups), so I'll probably continue a little longer until I'm out of gas.
jQuery and jqGrid Plugin Demo
I created a simple jQuery jqGrid Plugin demo.
This illustrates how to bind jqGrid to
a JSON data source. I wrote a simple handler to
return JSON data from my sample database using
More to come using this nice grid plugin.
Patagonia Likes our Backyard Adventure
After reading all these great accounts on the Patagonia blog,
I was shocked last week when they
published my backyard adventure,
of my wife and I taking a walk in our backyard. I think we stuck to the spirit of the rules, a real
"backyard" adventure. Enjoy.
Microsoft Certified Professional Developer
I am now an MCPD for ASP.NET 2.0 web development. Glad that's finished!
Using jQuery to Retrieve RSS Feeds - Round 2
After yesterday's demo showing how to retrieve an RSS
feed using jQuery, I wanted to do the same thing but with a single line display of each post's
title, then a preview when you hover over the item.
The jQuery RSS demo with preview shows how to
Using jQuery to Retrieve RSS Feeds
The jQuery RSS demo is working. This uses a server-side
handler to retrieve, parse and display the RSS feed you specify. It supports RSS but does NOT yet
support ATOM. I'm working on it when I get some time...
Code Snippets Syntax Highlighting
After exploring Google's Code Prettify
and Syntax Highlighter
for syntax highlighting of code examples, I decided on the latter. While I like the performance and
clean style of Google's highlighting, Syntax Highlighter is just much richer looking and structured. Also,
the clipboard, plain view and print features are very nice. See the
Code and Demos for examples.
REST Demos using jQuery and JSON for Google, Twitter and Flickr
I created a few examples using jQuery to get data from the
Google AJAX Search,
APIs. These are very basic examples but hopefully useful. Tracking down even the basics is
sometimes a pain, so once found I'm squirreling them away on the
Code and Demos page.
This Site has a New Look
Hey, new year, new look. Plus no one's been here in a while, judging by the
stats. I'm aiming to change that a little this year. Just a small bit.