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jQuery Google Feed Plugin

Greg Buchanan - Tuesday, June 08, 2010
I found a great jQuery plugin today to pull in external feeds: check it out this is really easy to integrate and works great.

Here is the documentation for the new Feed Control:

Super Awesome Buttons with CSS3

Greg Buchanan - Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Super Awesome CSS3 Buttons

Been doing a lot of redesigns lately and I have been taking advantage of some awesome CSS3 that makes life so much easier.

Here is a great example of what can be done by just using descriptive class names and CSS3 properties like gradients and box shadows, you can create a set of scalable styles for links and buttons.

Here is a link to the original article with the code and examples: CSS3 Super Awesome Buttons

Initiating a Flash Lightbox from Flash

Greg Buchanan - Wednesday, May 26, 2010

I have been working on a Flash site lately and I have never attempted to initiate a lightbox from a flash movie.

So thanks to Google I poked around and found this article on Smashing Magazine.

Initiating a Lightbox from Flash
Initiating a Flash Lightbox from Flash: Part Duex

I am about to go through the tutorial and I will let you know how it turns out.

HTML 5 Video Player

Greg Buchanan - Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Video JS is a javascript-based video player that uses the HTML5 video functionality built into advanced browsers. In general, the benefit of using an HTML5 player is a consistent look between browsers.

The other nice thing is that it's iPhone and iPad compatible!

Download it here:

jQuery.LocalScroll/ScrollTo - Animated scrolling navigation, using anchors.

Greg Buchanan - Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Just got the heads up on a new project that will use some pretty neat jQuery horizontal scrolling effects.

The inspiration was drawn from this website:

From what I m seeing the site is using these two particular plug-ins:
/* jQuery.ScrollTo - Easy element scrolling using jQuery.
 * jQuery.LocalScroll - Animated scrolling navigation, using anchors.
Always love to do some cool unconventional things!

Business Catalyst ROCKS!

Greg Buchanan - Monday, March 29, 2010
I have really been enjoying getting the Business Catalyst bug!

Advanced triaining begins next week, so excited.

Great Resources for Designers + Developers

Greg Buchanan - Thursday, March 25, 2010
I use a lot of different resources to find some interesting techniques that I use in my design and development.

Here are some of my top links:


Grid Accordian with jQuery

Greg Buchanan - Thursday, March 25, 2010
Accordions are a UI pattern where you click on a title (in a vertical stack of titles) and a panel of content reveals itself below. Typically, all other open panels close when the new one opens. They are a clever and engaging mechanism for packing a lot of information in a small space.

Nivo Slider

Greg Buchanan - Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Ultimate jQuery Slider!


  • 9 unique transition effects
  • Simple clean & valid markup
  • Loads of settings to tweak
  • Built in directional and control navigation
  • Packed version only weighs 6kb
  • Supports linking images
  • Free to use and abuse under the GPL license

Nivo Slider has been tested under the following browsers:

  • Internet Explorer v7+
  • Firefox v3+
  • Google Chrome v4
  • Safari v4
  • Opera v10.5
Check out the website: