Archive for November, 2009

The real world costs of an heavy website

November 30th 2009

You often read about why you should keep your web pages as light as possible to be quick to load. While all of this is true, there’s also a very important reason why you should keep your web pages as light as possible and that’s regarding bandwidth costs. We often take for granted unlimited bandwidth […]

New website launched!

November 28th 2009

I’ve just launched my new website design. I want to say a big thank you to my friend Marie-Anne (http://turkoise.ca/) who took the shitty design I tried to make and made it pretty. I completely change the way I display the information on the website and my plugins are now an integral part of the […]

prettySociable

November 17th 2009

prettySociable is a jQuery plugin that tries to make sharing fun while being easy to use. It was inspired by the sharing on mashable.com. While ShareThis and AddThis provides a very useful piece code that allow users to share basically anything everywhere, their solution is not the prettiest nor the easiest to use. prettySociable simply […]

prettyPhoto

November 17th 2009

prettyPhoto is a jQuery based lightbox clone. Not only does it support images, it also add support for videos, flash, YouTube, iFrames. It’s a full blown media lightbox. The setup is easy and quick, plus the script is compatible in every major browser. It comes with useful APIs so prettyPhoto can be launched from nearly […]

prettyMobile

November 17th 2009

It’s no secret anymore, everyone wants an iPhone/iTouch compatible website. While pretty much every website works on those devices without any code modification being needed, that doesn’t mean it’s the best it can be. prettyMobile is an iPhone/iTouch website development toolkit. It provide you will all the basics you need to make a mobile version […]

prettyPopin

November 17th 2009

prettyPopin is a jQuery plugin that serves as a modal box. It is easily customizable and proved a lightweight solution to quickly and easily display content in context. It provides a nice way to display simple content or simple forms.

prettyCheckboxes

November 17th 2009

prettyCheckboxes is a jQuery plugin that replaces the boring and plain default browser checkboxes with custom checkboxes. It is lightweight and highly customizable so you can get it to look exactly like you want it to. Plus you won’t loose any of the default behavior, this way you ensure you site remain accessible.

prettyGallery

November 17th 2009

prettyGallery is a nice an lightweight slider for jQuery. It just takes standard list items and slide them with a nice paging. The goal is for you to skin the list the way you want it to be display, then apply prettyGallery on it so it takes care of all the javascript needed to slide […]

prettyComments

November 17th 2009

prettyComments is the solution to textareas that are always the wrong height. As the user enters content, le textarea expand so all the content is visible at all time. This way you ensure you comment box look pretty upon page load and that your users will be happy as they enter content in it. Give […]

This tweet got me thinking.

November 16th 2009

Today James Padolsey posted something quite interesting on his Twitter account that got me thinking: Wondering what the client-side would be like if there were multiple languages, not just JavaScript… Not only it got me thinking, but it also scared me. The way it works now is, you download a browser, you deal with what […]