New Version of jQuery Feedback Plugin released

By | January 22, 2010

This is version 1.0.1. It corrects a bug where the ‘above’ and ‘below’ options did not work, and it also lets you place a message immediately above an element, with the left side of the message area aligned with the left edge of the element itself. I have also updated the demo page to include… Read More »

The jQuery UI CSS Framework – Part 1: Intro and How To Style a Button

By | January 20, 2010

This is the first in a series of articles on the jQuery UI CSS Framework.. This is a powerful suite of CSS selectors that you can use to build web applications with a consistent UI. The main jQuery UI demo page shows you a list of UI widgets (which are still somewhat limited in scope… Read More »

Tip for Using Picasa and Apple TV

By | January 9, 2010

I finally Googled to find an answer to this simple problem, which is: When you load pictures in Picasa, it cleverly rotates them the correct way. However, Picasa does not change the underlying originals (look at them with Windows Explorer if you don’t believe me). So when you synch or stream these pictures on your… Read More »

How to correct font size problem with tables in jQuery UI widgets

By | December 30, 2009

I just recently used jQuery UI tabs in an application. Within a couple of the tabs I used tables for content (let’s not have a religious debate about using tables for layout, please). Anyway, the font size came out much bigger than for text in a paragraph, for example- in FireFox. I looked at the… Read More »

Joomla 1.5 has wrong path for css, js files – edit your configuration.php file

By | December 19, 2009

I just moved a Joomla 1.5 install from my iMac to a hosted site. The home page showed up fine, but subsequent pages were missing all styles. It turns out that I needed to change the variable $live_site in configuration.php from ” to = ‘http://www.example.com/mypath’. I’m not clear on why it worked on my MAMP… Read More »

Using Aptana Studio 2.0 and PDT Plugin for Drupal Module Development

By | December 3, 2009

Aptana now uses the official Eclipse PDT (PHP Development Tools) plugin instead of their own PHP editor. I have Aptana 2.0.2, build date November 10 2009 on my Macbook.  I’m building a Drupal module, so I need to have PDT recognize (and correctly color-code) files with .module, .info and .install extensions.  There is a Drupal… Read More »

Articles I’ve Written on IBM i (iSeries) Technology Subjects

By | September 17, 2009

I’ve written a few articles in recent years that have been published by MC Press Online, relating to IBM i topics. If you don’t know what the IBM i is (or an AS/400, iSeries or System i), you can stop reading! Here are two lists of links to those articles. The first list is general… Read More »