Archive for November, 2011

jQuery UI custom select widget

by George Paterson.

This is the first build of the jQuery UI custom select widget available on GitHub. There is a demo page and wiki page available outlining how the widget works. It is hoped that the widget will simplify custom select development.

The jQuery UI custom select widget is designed as a method for applying a custom design to a native HTML select element. Currently the only applicable method for doing this to replace the select element entirely, duplicate it’s functionality in a new element and replicate any changes to the new element back to the select element.

Fatherhood

by George Paterson.

It’s been a bit quiet around here recently but there’s a very good reason for that.

On Sunday 30th October 2011 at 07:34 am i became the father to a baby boy. His name is Thomas Paterson and both mother and baby are doing great, although sleep patterns currently follow an ambiguous schedule only Thomas seems to be aware of.

It is only after my paternity leave that i find time to write this but now that life resumes it’s gentle ebb and flow i too return to development.