Archive for December, 2006

  1. jQuery Catfish Version 1.2 Released

    CategoryWeb Design, jQuery Plugins, Catfish CommentsNo Comments

    Just a heads up to everyone that a new version of jQuery Catfish has been released. It features a new way to make the plugin work in IE that just generally works better; it no longer wraps the entire page in a div to make it work.

    It’s backward compatible with the previous version and you only need to change the script, not the bit where you call the catfish.

    I’d also like to thank everyone who’s emailed me with comments and questions about the catfish plugin; It’s nice to see people using it well and that the work I put in wasn’t in vain, Thank You!!! :D :D :D

    You can find the new version of jQuery Catfish in the usual place on the plugin section of this site.

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  2. Away For Christmas

    CategoryPersonal Life Comments1 Comment

    Well, here we go again. Another Christmas away from home and this one’s going to have to be amazing to make up for the past two.

    2 years ago in (my god) 2004, my family were in sunny Australia, around 10000 miles away from our family, who until that year, we had never spent a Christmas away from. Christmas day was different to say the least. As we were staying with some old family friends, who are both Australian, we wanted to have a nice Australian Christmas dinner, cooked on the BBQ. This wasn’t going to happen however as one of them wanted a traditional English roast dinner: Turkey, roast potatoes and lots of veggies. So we took the middle ground and cooked the traditional meal on the BBQ. Not a good plan as it took 10 hours to cook and it was way past lunch time when we got to eat it.

    The present were interesting that year as well. We all got Boomerangs off Santa (:P). What a great present that was. Going down to the local cricket field and learning to throw a boomerang on Christmas day in Australia. That hasn’t happened to me before : D

    That year was matched the next year with our 4th trip to my aunt and uncle in the French alps for a ski trip. What could be better than spending Christmas day on the ski slopes with Santa hats on, -15C :S The snow really makes the holiday so much better.

    This year is possibly going to end up as one of the best Christmas’ away so far. I’m going for 5 days to the south of France, along with 25 other members of my overly large family. Hopefully it will be as good as the other two years.

    I’ll see you again next Thursday everyone.

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  3. Welcome To The New Blog

    CategoryGeneral Rants, Web Design Comments5 Comments

    After a long time of letting this blog sit here and do nothing, I’m going to revive it. To kick things off I’ve made a brand new layout for the site, completely new and made by me :D

    I managed to get the old pink colour into the layout as well as many new bright and fun colours. The layout took me about a week of work to get it right, and another week to get it into WordPress as a theme.

    I’m really happy with the menu which took just a few lines of jQuery JavaScript code to get it working. Once I get it perfect I’ll release it as a jQuery plugin for anyone to use. Give me a few weeks for that.

    I still need to work on the different pages of the site but the web design tab, and all the pages in it, are working perfectly. I’ve even made it possible for you to post comments on some of the pages, for feedback on the plugins and other little bits that I’ve made.
    I’m still adding bits to the right menu and getting it looking right but I will be done soon.

    If you have any comments on the layout, then post a comment bellow. If you have a Gravatar then it should show up next to your comment. I’m really happy with the design of the comments bit as well. Clean and simple :D

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