Prevent People Messing Up Your Goolge Analytics

After running coding sites for a couple years there is one little problem that really annoys me, so when I set up #! code I resolved to fix it. The issue arises when you use some JavaScript based analytics software that allows multiple domains to be used, like Google Analytics. There is nothing wrong with analytics software that allows this, and it is potentially useful for tracking all manner of things. However, some web masters might not be that good at running sites and will lift code from your site (analytics and all) in order to implement a single widget on their site.

philipnorton42 Mon, 08/03/2009 - 16:02

JQuery Timepicker Plugin

12th April 2009

I had the need to create a time selecting component for a form, but I didn't want to have lots of extra components. After a little bit of searching about I found the following JQuery UI plugin called timepicker.

This plugin will take a input box as the argument and will add three selection boxes for hours, minutes and seconds. It will then hide the original input box.

JavaScript Round To The Nearest 5

11th April 2009

I have already talked about a JavaScript function that rounds To the nearest number, but this was only useful if the number needed to be to the nearest 10 (or factor of). The following function is similar, but will round the number to the nearest 5 or 10, depending which is closer.

JavaScript Round To Nearest Number

11th April 2009

The JavaScript Math.round() function will round a decimal to the nearest whole number, but I found that I needed was to round a number to the nearest 10. So after a bit of thinking I realised that I could divide the value by 10, round it using the round() function and then multiply the result by 10.

PHP foreach Equivalent In JavaScript

31st March 2009

If you are familiar with PHP you will have come across the for loop at some point. When learning JavaScript it is important to remember that it also has the ability to do the equivalent of the PHP forloop.

The following snippet shows the creation of an array of things that can't be referenced by a normal for loop due to the odd numbering of the keys.

Display JavaScript Source Programatically

If you are running a JavaScript example page you can use the following function that will take the last script element on the page and print it out in a code tag. It uses JQuery to do the work, so you will need to include that library before using this function.

philipnorton42 Mon, 03/23/2009 - 10:20

CrossSlide JQuery Plugin Test

21st March 2009

CrossSlide is a neat plugin for JQuery that allows you to fade in from one image to the next, and even using some cool visual effects like panning. So I thought I would see how hard it is to set up and what sort of limitations is has (if any).

Simple Fading

The simple fading is nice and easy and can be accomplished with just a few lines of code and a div tag.

Something To Be Aware Of JavaScript isNaN

17th March 2009

The isNaN() function (NaN stands for Not a Number) can be useful if you are looking at form inputs or similar and is used to detect if a value is not a number. For example, the following code shows the output of isNaN() on two variables.

Google Ajax Libraries

13th March 2009

Strictly speaking the Google Ajax libraries don't contain only Ajax libraries, but they are very useful for a variety of reasons. Google host a variety of different JavaScript libraries which you can link to on your pages rather than download the library and host it on your server. You can use MooTools, JQuery, Prototype/Scriptaculous, Dojo and even the Yahoo! User Interface Library.

How To Use Them

Using the Google Ajax libraries on your own site is quite easy, and you can do it in a number of different ways.