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eCommerce jQuery Open Source

Optimizely and jQuery – The new A/B Testing Platform

Being that I work in the eCommerce space, we talk a lot about A/B testing and it has also become a huge topic of conversation on the internet/twitter/facebook. Over the past two years, there have been more tools emerging that seem to blow away the previous competition. One tool that seems to be really pushing the boundaries is called Optimizely, which I have had the pleasure of trying out this weekend.

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HTML5 jQuery Open Source Web

What are Web Hooks?

In an effort to push my skills front-end development with jQuery, I have began trying to learn more about Web Hooks. Web Hooks are essentially user-defined callbacks or events, which can be used in a number of different ways as perfect example is chartbeat.com (a real-time web analytics application.)

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jQuery Open Source

Smashing jQuery – Working on Updated eBook.

Just wanted to let all my fans who have purchased Smashing jQuery that I’m currently working with my publisher, Wiley, to fix all of the code errors that are present in the book and we will be re-releasing the eBook version shortly. Stay Tuned!

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jQuery Open Source

jQuery Mania – My New Project

Its been awhile since I have posted, been pretty busy on multiple projects during day and night. One project that Im particulary excited about is called jQueryMania.com, which is a new blog/website all about jQuery news, plugings, books, videos, tutorials, code snippets and pure technical banter.

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jQuery Open Source Web

jQuery for Designers – Web Designer Magazine Article available now!

It’s been a little while since I have posted, but there is good reason as I have been busy with other projects. One project that I’m particularly proud of is I just wrote my first magazine article. The article is “jQuery for Designers” which is the cover story for Web Designer Magazine issue 189 and is on starting sale October 19, 2011.

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JavaScript jQuery Open Source Web

jQuery: Text Input Split Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to take one input field and split the contents into two hidden fields, which is useful when you have limited space on a form. In my example, I have a field called Name, but I would like the value split into two fields and stored in the database in two different columns First Name and Last Name. Using JavaScript and a little simple trickery, we can make this happen.

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jQuery Open Source Web

Building a better image mouseover using jQuery

jQuery is a very versatile library when it comes to manipulating the DOM and proved to be instrumental in creating an image mouseover script recently for a friend’s website. I feel as though what I created is rather elegant, so I decided to explain how to create it below.

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jQuery Open Source Web

Smashing jQuery by Jake Rutter

My new book, Smashing jQuery, is now available in Kindle format on Amazon and will also be available in paperback format starting Feb. 8th. I received my first few copies of the book on Monday and Im very pleased with how the book has turned out.

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jQuery Open Source

Upcoming jQuery Book Reviews

I have two new jQuery related books loaded on my iPad which I will be posting reviews of once I have finished reading them:

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jQuery Open Source

Search and geocode a location with jQuery and the Google Maps API

Using jQuery, you can easily build a Google Maps integration that allows users to search for a location and have it plotted on a Google Map using the extensive Google Maps API. This script could be used in as a store locator feature on a website or something similar.