Web Development Resources August 20 2011

What’s up! I’m here again writing about some random stuff that I find  useful for web designers and developers.
I know that I have recently posted a roundup entitled Web Development Resources August 2011. So its expected that you will see something like this 10 days from the time of writing of this post. But I decided to just do it randomly. That is, if my Evernote gets super filled up with these resources then I post it here.
So without further spoilage, here it is:

 

Disallow special characters on text field

http://itgroup.com.ph/alphanumeric/

Submit html form through ajax

http://malsup.com/jquery/form/

Jquery autocomplete
A Jquery plugin for cross-browser autosuggest functionality on text fields. Just don’t forget to turn off autocomplete if you don’t want the browser to fetch autosuggest data from the forms you have recently submitted.

http://www.vulgarisoip.com/2007/06/29/jquerysuggest-an-alternative-jquery-based-autocomplete-library/

Php Minifier
If you want to decrease the size of your php file for faster loading. Then this tool is just what you need.

http://tools.php-suit.com/mini/


Javascript Code Minification Tools
Here are some of the tools used for compressing javascript code. Compressed or minified files, downloads faster because it is smaller in size. These tools are really important to improve performance of your site. You may only need this on a production environment.

Code Checking Tools
If you want to improve the quality of your code, be it php, css, or javascript code. Then you can visit the following links and paste the code you want to check. It will show you all sorts of bad stuff about your code no matter how awesome you think your code is.

Javascript Libraries
Here are some of the Javascript libraries that can help your life as a designer or a developer easier.

Jquery useful plugins
This is actually an article which shows you some of the jquery plugins that you might find useful in the current project that you’re working with.

http://marcgrabanski.com/articles/list-of-useful-jquery-plugins

Pagination
The following jquery plugins makes table pagination easier than ever before.

 

Image for web optimizer
Its not just Javascript, css or php files which needs to be compressed. Even images needs it. Yes, again for faster page load and overall site performance.

http://www.smushit.com/ysmush.it/

Image lazy loading
Load the image only when the image is in the visible part of the page. And not when the page loads. This has some performance benefits as well.

https://github.com/tuupola/jquery_lazyload

Custom drop-down menus
If you’re already sick with the default styling and functionality of the html drop-down menu. Then try this script to breath new life into those boring drop-down menus.

http://jamielottering.github.com/DropKick/

Javascript Search Engine
Some sort of a search engine. But exclusively for Javascript stuff. Try it if Big G can’t provide you any good answers.

www.javascript-2.com/

Awesome Collection of Css Tips and Tricks
Yet another awesome article showing you awesome stuff on css.

http://ericrichers.com/blog/2011/08/50-cool-css-tips-and-tricks/

Disable context menu using javascript
Can hide your source code from prying eyes. But pretty much useless once the perpetrator disables javascript on the browser. You can still use this one though if you think people who wants to look at your code doesn’t know how to disable javascript on the browser.

http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex9/noright.htm

10 online tools to simplify html5 coding
Another collection of awesome stuff from catswhocode. This time on html tools and sites where you can find useful information on html5.

http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/10-online-tools-to-simplify-html5-coding

5 ways to make ajax calls in jquery
Finally, here’s an absolute beginner tutorial on how to perform ajax calls using the jquery. The most awesome kickass Javascript Library of them all.

http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/javascript-ajax/5-ways-to-make-ajax-calls-with-jquery/

If you have something to ask

This is yet another post on the resources that I am using, especially if I can’t get any answer from google or bing.

So here they are:

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Superuser.com this is where you can ask questions regarding computer software and hardware. You can use an open id to log in and star asking some questions.

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Stackoverflow.com– this is where you can ask programming questions. In any computer programming language. You can ask questions regarding python, php, java, ruby, etc. But questions tend to be repeated or related to each other so please try to search for your query first before you go asking some questions.

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Serverfault.com- this is where you can ask questions about networking and the like. You can ask questions about your router configuration. Apache server. And other things related to it.

That’s all. I hope you will find this sites useful.