News & Blog

Debugging Ajax Requests

Debugging Why Your AJAX Requests Aren’t Working

February 18th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Software, Web Development.
AJAX is a great way to improve usability for a site or application and, with the up-rise of libraries such as jQuery, MooTools and Prototype, it’s never been easier to implement AJAX functionality. When it’s working it can make tasks quicker to complete, and also means that the...

Getting Marketo Landing Page JavaScript To Work

January 27th, 2014 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I was recently tasked with building some landing pages in Marketo for a client. They chose Marketo so that they could track conversions and record submissions from the embedded form. I’d built landing pages in the past with no real problems, that was until now. In summary, on my land...
Creating a Flot Horizontal Bar Chart

Creating a Horizontal Bar Chart With Flot.js

November 26th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve been working with the jQuery Flot library quite a bit recently, and have already blogged about some of the problems I’ve had to overcome. This post isn’t necessarily about a problem. More of a ‘How To’ after I struggled to find any documentation or tutori...
Flot Blank in Internet Explorer 8

How I Got jQuery Flot Graphs To Work in IE8

November 19th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve been working on a project recently that required a whole load of graphs and charts be displayed; From pie charts, to horizontal bar charts. To accomplish the job I put my faith in the trusty jQuery Flot library. I’ve used the Flot plugin in the past for simpler graphs but ...

jQuery fadeOut() Not Working on Absolute Positioned Elements

September 18th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve been using jQuery for a few years now and, in this time, must have done thousands upon thousands of hiding and showing elements by using the fadeIn() and fadeOut() functions. Back in the day, hiding and showing elements was commonly done by switching the ‘display‘ st...

jQuery Tubular YouTube Video Not Loading On WordPress Site

July 9th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, PHP, Web Development.
Normally I like to think I’m quite a calm and relaxed person. Or so I thought until I came across this problem when I was on the verge of throwing the PC out of the window. Ok, maybe that’s a little extreme, but after spending about 5 hours looking into this problem I was reall...

Page Jumping To Top When Clicking Link Containing Click Event

July 4th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
There are number of reasons why you might want a link to not actually redirect the user to another page, but instead perform a specific JavaScript action. This might include such things as switching tabs, cycling through a carousel, or simply toggling a div. To achieve this you might do so...

How To Add Swipe Functionality To jCarousel Lite

April 8th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
I’ve been using the jCarousel Lite plugin from Ganeshji Marwaha for many years now and find it incredibly easy to work with. Due to it’s simplicity It’s also proved easy to modify when I’ve wanted to add additional functionality. I was recently working on a site tha...

Prevent Slides Fading Out Between Transitions in jQuery Cycle Plugin

April 4th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
The jQuery Cycle Plugin from Malsup is a plugin that I use on a regular basis. It’s easy to add to a site, customisable, and the documentation and examples on the website are excellent. One thing that’s always gnarked me a little about the plugin however is how the slides alway...

Updating The HTML <title> Tag With JavaScript

March 26th, 2013 - Posted by Steve Marks to (X)HTML / CSS, Javascript / jQuery, Web Development.
Sometimes we might not know the full title of a HTML page when the page first loads, meaning that we will need to set it dynamically. I found myself in this scenario recently and needed to set the title using JavaScript. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to do and wanted to share th...