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Top 10- Must Have jQuery Plugins

jQuery is one of the most used frameworks there is and it is renowned for being simple, flexible and easy to learn. There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of plugins to choose from. Here are a few plugins that I have previously used or would definitely use in the future. I hope you enjoy them!

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WordPress Navigation- Dropdown Menu Image

Having updated my theme to make use of the WordPress navigation menus I decided I wanted to have a indicator to display that there is a drop down menu. This can be done many ways with plugins etc but I wanted to do it without the need of a plugin. So I had a think and came up with this idea which requires very little knowledge to carry out.

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PHP and jQuery checkbox array with a hint of Jquery UI

I have been learning jQuery alongside PHP to help with my event manager project. Here is a tutorial on how to get the values of a checkbox array, post it via a jQuery Ajax call and subsequently delete the values from a MYSQL database. This tutorial also makes use of the jQuery UI which we will use to display our dialogs.  This script has now been included in wow playground with new and updated features.

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A phone call with a scammer!

No doubt you will have heard of spam, phishing, viruses and trojans by now. After all they are constantly a threat to our security and it is the main reason why we have firewalls and anti-viruses on our computers. Threats are not entirely computer based though you may be also subject to telephone calls from people pretending to be from your ISP or even from Microsoft themselves! Be aware of the scammer!

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Install iPlayer on Mint 9 or Ubuntu Lucid

I have been wanting to install BBC iPlayer on my Linux Mint 9 to download and watch a TV show as my Internet speed is not the fastest and fluctuates from time to time so I wanted to download without the disruption. When I tried to install iPlayer with Google Chrome 6.0.472.53 I received an error message and was unable to install despite several attempts. I then tried my trusty old Firefox 3.6.9 and the same happened again. I tried also to find an offline version and could not find one. My thoughts were that if I can’t install it on 2 of the most popular browsers and can’t find an offline version then I give up, or should I?

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Getting to grips with PHP Radio Buttons

Following on from getting to grips with PHP Checkboxes I decided to write a little tutorial on radio buttons. As you know radio buttons can only have 1 state either on or off and only one can be selected at any one time. Here is a simple tutorial on how to get data from a database, select the radio button, get data from the form and update the database. If you have previously read and completed the setup procedure the process is the same so you may want to go straight to the code.  This script has now been included in wow playground with new and updated features.

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My Switch To Linux and Why I Will Never Look Back!

Back in 2007 I discovered this Linux OS called Ubuntu and how everybody was raving about it. So I tried it on my desktop computer and I could not get my wireless usb stick to work so I gave up. Roll on 2 years and I was slightly curious again so I installed a different distro, this time Mandriva. Everything worked perfect and I was instantly converted.

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New World WordPress Theme

New World was an adaptation of my 3rd WordPress theme. It is lightweight and suitable for all audiences. It includes a customisable social networking header that has it’s own admin area. Comments are written throughout the template files to aid your customisation. Once downloaded please read the readme.html in the instructions folder for general F.A.Qs. The latest version is 1.3.2 which was released on 3rd February 2011.

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