a preamble to Building a Cascading Drop Down Selection List for Ruby on Rails with jQuery Ajax

This is a preamble to the last years post Building a Cascading Drop Down Selection List for Ruby on Rails with jQuery Ajax, In part because I’ve realized that people where are lost without some basic setup I assumed as Continue reading a preamble to Building a Cascading Drop Down Selection List for Ruby on Rails with jQuery Ajax

Adding a “loading” image to (just about) any form on submit, with jQquery

under the category of the simplest thing that will actual work, I wanted to have one of those nice animate swilling icons running after the user hit the submit button so they knew that something was really happening. The core Continue reading Adding a “loading” image to (just about) any form on submit, with jQquery

Building a Cascading Drop Down Selection List for Ruby on Rails with jQuery Ajax

A frequent need in building web site application is to have users select one value and then, based on that value, select another value. Real world needs for related values might be : Select a Country and then State or Continue reading Building a Cascading Drop Down Selection List for Ruby on Rails with jQuery Ajax

different behavior for Prototype JavaScript childElements() in FF and IE

Or now to lose the rest of one’s limited hair  🙁  …. I’ve come across a “doesn’t work as expect” issue while working in Prototype 1.6.0.2 JavaScript framework (“Easy Ajax and DOM manipulation for dynamic web applications” for sure!) 1$(‘someIdName’).parentNode.childElements() Continue reading different behavior for Prototype JavaScript childElements() in FF and IE

Using GreaseMonkey’s persistent data functions as a aged Cache, revised.

In eating my own dog food I have revised, corrected, improved and fixed the code I posted last week. The biggest changes are related to ensuring that all that cached data does not just accumulate and never gets cleared away. Continue reading Using GreaseMonkey’s persistent data functions as a aged Cache, revised.