RSS Has Been Replaced By Twitter

I’ve been playing with Flipboard the past few days and a thought occurred to me. RSS has been replaced by Twitter. Flipboard is a compelling concept… it displays news from your Facebook account and any number of Twitter accounts in a magazine style format. That means large Helvetica headlines, easy to read Times content, and […]

Detecting a click in a checkbox with jQuery

A simple script to detect when a checkbox is clicked. What you do with once you’ve detected the click is up to you. <html> <head> <script src=””></script> <script> google.load(“jquery”, “1.3.2”); google.setOnLoadCallback(function() { $(‘#agree’).click( function() { if($(this).attr(‘checked’)){ alert(‘checked’); } else{ alert(‘unchecked’); } }); }); </script> </head> <body> <p> <input id=”agree” type=”checkbox” /> I agree </p> </body></html>

Redirect from within a WordPress admin page

I was trying to perform a redirect to generate a CSV file from within a WordPress admin page using the wp_redirect( ) function, but the problem was that I would always get the dreaded “Cannot modify header information – headers already sent” message. This is because admin plugins are simply hooks that are performed within […]

Result of expression ‘document.forms[0].submit’ [[object HTMLInputElement]] is not a function.

I was trying to add a small delay into my form submission like so: <form … onsubmit=”setTimeout(‘document.forms[0].submit()’,2000);return false;”> but everytime I tried it, I got the following error: Result of expression ‘document.forms[0].submit’ [[object HTMLInputElement]] is not a function. This one had me stumped, until I realized what it was telling me… that my submit button […]

It’s like deviantART meets the App Store

John Fort over at the Big Tech Fortune blog writes about Tyrese Gibsonâ??s Mayhem which is the first digital book for sale on iTunes 9. This strikes me as something that would interest the deviantART community of digital artists and writers. Imagine selling your artistic creations to millions of iTunes users for $0.99 a pop, […]

RSSCloud: No need to adjust your firewall

I’ve been following the recent development of RSSCloud with interest… I think it has the potential to replace Twitter in the long term, although I suspect that Twitter might also evolve in the direction of RSSCloud. One misconception about RSSCloud is the supposed need for the cloud to notify the desktop or mobile reader of […]

Using jQuery and Prototype together while avoiding the dreaded element.dispatchEvent error

Here is what I do to avoid the dreaded “element.dispatchEvent is not a function” error. I load jQuery first, Prototype second, and then I use jQuery( ) instead of $( ) for all my jQuery calls. <!– Set up jQuery and prototype together –> <script src=””></script> <script> google.load(“jquery”, “1.3.2”); google.load(“prototype”, “”); google.setOnLoadCallback(function() { jQuery(‘#helphide’).hide(); jQuery(‘#helpbutton’).click( […]