Our Favorite Development Tools and Resources
These are posts we have written that give information and advice on general approaches to take when working with jQuery.
This post covers a project we did with a design partner -- building a nice looking calendar that showed the upcoming events for the Wake County Salvation Army. The events are categorized and filterable. This has the HTML/CSS/jQuery requred to build the calendar.
Whenever we do a project that requires a cool jQuery effect -- we are sure to write a plugin for it. Here is a list of the plugins we have released and you can use on your site today!
This post has been one of our most popular. We build this map with a design partner to highlight Marine Science locations across North Carolina using a highly stylized map. We have since developed this into a reusable jquery map plugin.
We have clients that fall into a number of different categories so we wanted to build a cool portfolio that reflected that. We categorized our clients and then built a slick jquery plugin that allowed them to be filtered on the fly. This is a great resource for designers to showcase their work.
There are CSS3 techniques you can use today that will degrade nice in older browsers. If you put them into place, your site will look better and better as more visitors begin using modern browsers. This post is a summary of the best techniques.
Bing!'s search API can provide search results programmatically as XML or JSON. Search results are fetched from various sources, including the Web, Images, News, Encarta Online, Phonebook, RelatedSearch, and Advertisements. This is a powerful resource that Google doesn't make available.
A virtual machine is, as the name implies, a full-blown emulated computer that runs "sandboxed" on your desktop. Virtual machines allow Mac users to enjoy Windows from within OSX, they allow Linux to be run on Windows, and generally allow you to run virtual computers with whatever operating system you please.