Checking if an element is hidden with jQuery – the correct method

by Paul Joyce

Over the last couple of days I’ve been reviewing code submitted by other programmers for an external project. Two of these developers, who shall remain nameless, were checking whether elements in a form were visible or not. This is quite a common scenario, jQuery is often used to hide, add and remove elements dynamically these […]

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jQuery: $ is not a function – Fix for common jQuery error

by Paul Joyce

“Error: $ is not a function”, this is the error that was being thrown back at me while working on a WordPress site the other day. However for the life of me I couldn’t see why my, usual fine¬†JavaScript¬†code, was failing. Was it a problem with my jQuery code, my WordPress installation or both? I […]

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jQuery.queue() – An explanation of the jQuery FX method

by Paul Joyce

So today I came across a bit of a UX problem while using jQuery; I wanted to submit some form content using ajax but the feedback messages were flashing up so quickly they were illegible. The simplified situation I ran into was: The user would submit a form of data using ajax, Content would be […]

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