So Many Goodies

Over the last two days, I’ve added tons of new goodies to my website. First off, I redesigned the navigation (still a few tweaks to go in IE7), with tiered levels. I also added AJAX login, settings, and logout, replacing the old links. This and the new picture gallery (in the members’ section) are both based on a new jQuery plugin, Thickbox. I’m also planning on adding jQuery rounded corners so they’ll show up in both IE and Firefox (and any other browser that either has Canvas or can have it added with JS).

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New Website Goodies

Over the past week or so, I’ve added some new goodies to my website. The message banners now have “close” links, so you can get rid of them manually, and the automatic fade-out has been removed. The design has been tweaked; the current link in the sidebar now has white borders and a black background, and the width is increased slightly so it overlaps the border of the content frame. This provides a more tab-like interface to the site. Also added are jQuery tooltips (plugin from Bassistance.de). They display on all major links (like the badges and sidebar links) and…

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Website…Upgraded (Again)

Over the past couple days, I’ve been delving into the additional features provided by the extremely powerful jQuery JavaScript library. Some of the best things are fades and other animations, which I’ve used to enhance the warning and message banners that appear on the site from time to time. They now fade in gracefully when the page finishes loading, and slide out the top after a short while. You can see the effect, whether you have an account or not, at http://web.augsburg.edu/~werlm/cada/?msg=outnote (msg=outnote designates that a banner should appear). You should have Firefox to actually view the website.

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