When I first heard that PACKT were publishing a book on jQuery 1.3 and PHP, I was interested to know what it could offer web developers. Having had a chance to read this book for myself it has proven to be a valuable resource into unlocking the true potential of the jQuery framework, and how jQuery can be integrated into PHP applications to create faster, cleaner and more usable experiences.
I recently decided to see how easy it would be to pull out my feedburner stats and display them on a web page. After a bit of research I found the most common way to achieve this was with feedburners built in feedcount option(found in under the publicise tab). This works by taking your feed count and wrapping it into a branded box. Although there is nothing wrong with this, I wanted to give my feed a bit more customizability. So I created a custom PHP function to pull out any one of your feeds attributes, this post will show you how. Continue reading
If you have ever needed to quickly add some copy straight into your text editor, this could be the solution for you. Just type solves the mundane task of spell checking all your copy, whilst auto coding attributes such as bold, italic, links and headers. Just Type is a simple jQuery solution to help produce semantic copy with no fuss or technical knowledge. Continue reading