My Javascript (non-AJAX) Progress Bar Class : jsProgressBarHandler

Don’t you just hate it when people wrongly label something as AJAX? A fine example of this is the – so called – AJAX Progress Bar. Above that the javascript could … well … let’s say “a rewrite needs to be done” popped up in my head, resulting in jsProgressBarHandler, a Prototype.js class to dynamically …

My Code Snippet : Automatically start Lightbox on page load (autoFireLightbox)

Ever wanted to automatically start Lightbox so that it shows an image immediately after the page has loaded? It’s possible! Someone posted a little Javascript Code Snippet that provides this functionality in the Lightbox Forums. Although the code is OK, it requires editing Lightbox.js, which will of course break when a new version is released …

My iPod Management : XPlay

In the recently posted “10 Alternatives to iTunes for managing your iPod” Ross McKillop (the author) brings forward 10 programs to manage your iPod in Windows/Linux/OSX. Great list in my opinion, yet on Windows there’s this one killer app to manage your iPod which he did not mention: XPlay. Reason he didn’t mention it, is …

My DOTD: MS SQL vs. PHP: 4096 is the (default) limit

Small tip: when getting data from a MS SQL Database through PHP you’ll notice that your data gets chopped. First thought that the datatypes of the fields weren’t sufficient enough to hold the data, but the text datatype can hold up to 2ˆ31 – 1 characters and the data was stored correctly in the database …

Their missing Mile-High Menus and Magic Corners : Fitts’s Law vs. Apple on Windows

When using software Fitts’s Law is in effect all the time. Microsoft understands the importance of this but Apple apparently doesn’t, at least not on Windows … Fitts’ what now? Fitts’s Law is a model of human movement, predicting the time required to rapidly move from a starting position to a final target area, as …