Background. The MooTools JS library is great. Modular and well documented, useful functions mixed in with nice visual effects. We’ve used it on my most recent project, originally just for certain elements in certain pages, put now its providing simplifying scripts all over. Image Carousel Hero. While it’s not yet live the MooTools library is… Read more »

Google Map

Background. Google Maps has a really well documented API, and the maps are really cool. I wanted to see quite how easy it all was. Google Maps API. The solution I’ve created uses the API to display and customise a map, adding markers and descriptive text. It uses the marker manager to control which markers… Read more »

AJAX form submission

Background. My only previous publicly available element of AJAX scripting was the Flickr feed on the frontpage of this site. It’s really simple, just returning the results of a PHP script. To demonstrate I know more than that I’ve taken things a little further and created a contact form. AJAX POST. The present script is… Read more »

Flash Header

Background. When designing this site I had intended to have a the header as animated flash, with a flat image as a failover. I just never quite got around to it. Flash. Having now created the header in Flash, flapping wings and all (see the header of this page), I’m finding it a bit distracting,… Read more »

Flickr gallery

Background. The main problem I have with my own site is filling it with content. An idea I had was to take pictures on my camera phone and put them somewhere on the web and load them from that remote source. The original galley used Blogger and was far from perfect. Flickr. My new gallery… Read more »