Stop an Animation/Video From Playing When Hiding the Object

By default in HTML, if a Flash object is hidden, the DOM will not play nor load the animation. However, what happens if you have some tabs that hide the animation or video? This was an issue I ran into when building my portfolio. After doing some digging I found a solid solution that worked well for stopping the animation or video. Continue reading…

Customizable jQuery Drop-Down Menus

Drop-down menus are standard in websites to easily organize site navigation. By applying a few lines of jQuery and accompanied with some CSS, you can easily create some slick looking menus. A while back I wrote about “Generating a Dynamic Selection DropDown with jQuery and AJAX.” For simplicity of that tutorial, I didn’t focus on drop-down menus, but you could easily apply the dynamic content driven in that tutorial to the methods explained here.
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Experiment with a Simple jQuery/CSS Clock

It may seem a bit of a basic experiment, but I thought I would experiment a bit with jQuery and create a simple clock. The concept is basic, but understanding the basics can lead to even greater discoveries. Continue reading…

Generating a Dynamic Selection DropDown with jQuery and AJAX

jQuery makes it easy to pull in dynamic content using the built in AJAX module. With a few simple steps you will be able to pull content from an XML file and generate a form dropdown that the user can select from. Continue reading…