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Archive for October, 2013

Making a jQuery plugin – 101

The other day my colleague mentioned that she’d like a simple calendar on the front page of her website. This didn’t sound too difficult, so being a nice chap I said I’d take a look.

Unfortunately, it turned out that my colleague works with this rather rigid content management system and beyond a few pre-defined widgets, she didn’t have the ability to alter much on the page.

On closer inspection however, I found that one of these widgets allowed us to create arbitrary HTML elements, as well as to include script tags. This sounded like a perfect case for a jQuery plugin … Read more…

Revert to Yahoo! Mail classic

Today I got a phone call from a relative, who was rather annoyed that Yahoo! had upgraded their mail interface.

She complained that she didn’t like the way that conversations were now arranged and that she was generally confused by the changes.

While I quite like the new look myself, I can appreciate that others might not, so I had a look at what can be done.

As it turns out, switching back to the old version isn’t so difficult. Here’s how to do it.

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