Playground

In this category you will find experiments, plugins and articles related to web development and programming. Here we present some new ideas and inspiration for solving problems and tackling challenges around web development.

How I Speeded Up Our WordPress Blog

By Mary Lou on

Our site was getting kind of slow, so I decided to read some articles about how to speed up a WordPress blog. While many give really great tips on what to do, I just

jBookMark: A jQuery Marking Tool

By cody on

Ever missed the bookmarking option of a good editor in a web site? This jQuery plugin does exactly that: if you want your website visitors to be able to toggle bookm

jCapSlide: A jQuery Image Caption Plugin

By cody on

Here is a new plugin for creating nice sliding captions for images. When hovering over the image, the caption appears and the image gets a semi-transparent color ove

jMaxInput: jQuery Twitter-Like Textarea

By cody on

jMaxInput allows you to limit the input size of a textarea like it is done in Twitter. The number of characters left to type are shown while typing. The user can wri

jBar: A jQuery Notification Plugin

By cody on

jBar is a jQuery Plugin that allows you to integrate notifications in your web site. The behavior is very similar to Twitter’s and Stackoverflow’s notifi

And what about resolution?

By Mary Lou on

Working a lot with images I was coming across some curiosities concerning how web sites deal with pictures and especially the uploading of pictures. In social networ

jQuery Image Cropper with Uploader

By chadking on

Please check the updated version here! Some time ago I posted the Dynamic jQuery Image Gallery with Uploader which uses the class.upload, uploadify and ad-gallery sc

21 Free CAPTCHA Sources

By Mary Lou on

Here is a collection of free CAPTCHA scripts and services than you can easily integrate into your website using PHP or JavaScript: 1. PHP CAPTCHA Library for reCAPTC