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Category Archive: JavaScript

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jQuery prevent widows

While redesigning DigWP.com, I was experimenting with different layouts for the comments section. In one of those layouts, I needed to prevent widows in the comment text (when it comes to cleanly displayed text, widows are the worst). So after some playing, I came up with a couple of jQuery snippets that work great. Here […]

jQuery Scroll to Target with Offset

This tutorial shows how to create “scroll-to” links with jQuery. For example, if you want to add a link on your page that smoothly scrolls the user to a specific location, add the following code snippet to your JavaScript file.

jQuery Toggle Password Field

Just a quick jQuery code snippet to toggle a password field. I used this technique for the license field of my premium WordPress firewall plugin, BBQ Pro. Sharing it here for reference and just in case I need to use it again.

Dead Simple Tooltips

Finding a decent tooltip script takes a lot of work, searching, testing, fiddling. Often, it’s much quicker and easier to simply roll your own, maybe starting from something very basic and simple. The problem is that finding a super simple starting point for tooltips is next to impossible; the few scripts that are available aren’t […]

jQuery Open Links in New Tab

Over the years, I’ve collected various JavaScript techniques for opening external links in their own tab. Here they are, all in one convenient post..

JavaScript redirect to URL on select

JavaScript and jQuery techniques for redirecting to the specified URL when the user makes a selection.

jQuery Auto Resize Multiple Textareas

The User Notes Widget that’s included in my Dashboard Widgets Suite plugin enables users to edit notes right on the WP Dashboard. To make things extra awesome, each note automatically expands as the user types more lines of text. This post explains how I achieved this trick, aka multiple auto-resize textareas.

Replace contenteditable with textarea

Working on my WordPress plugin, Dashboard Widgets Suite, I needed a solid way of replacing contenteditable with a textarea on form submit. Here is a simple solution along with some bonus notes on dealing with certain HTML tags.

jQuery check inline CSS property

Working on my WordPress plugin, Dashboard Widgets Suite, I needed a quick function to check a property defined via the inline style attribute on a specific element. Here is an easy, plug-n-play solution that works great.

Include Google jQuery with Local Fallback

Here’s a nice snippet of JavaScript for including Google-hosted jQuery with fallback.

jQuery Add / Remove Class

Adding and removing classes to/from HTML elements is super-easy with jQuery. Here is a quick tutorial that explains how it’s done. The code snippets are copy & paste friendly, so you can grab, gulp, and go.

jQuery Fade Out Element

Here is a simple jQuery technique to fade out any element on the page. It uses jQuery’s .hide() method to animate the fade-out of the specified element.