jQAPI – Alternative jQuery Documentation

The jQuery documentation is great, very complete, nicely written and with a lot of examples and demos. The only thing that bugs me is the way we have to find the right documentation for what we search for. Try to search for the .is() function for example. Over 100 matches before the actual function I […]

Accessing data saved in the class property of DOM-elements with jQuery

Use of this plugin is not recommended anymore. Use data-* attributes and $.fn.data instead. This was a possible solution, a long time ago. A few weeks ago former colleague Jurriaan wrote a PrototypeJS extension to accessing data stored within classes of HTML elements. Basically it comes down to assigning extra classes (classes such as gender_male […]

jQuery.serializeAnything : Serialize anything (and not just forms!)

Code snippet I found somewhere in my archive: jQuery.serializeAnything() is a jQuery Extension that serializes any element you specify, in contrast to jQuery’s builtin serialize() function which is limited to serializing form elements only.

Backdropping jQuery functions into PrototypeJS

One of the functions I use quite regularly when working with jQuery is .attr(). Right now – at work – I’m fiddling around in Prototype, and noticed I kept on writing .attr() which – quite evidently – doesn’t exist. Okay, I can use Prototype’s .readAttribute() and .writeAttribute() but that’s quite a hassle: I want one […]