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