jQuery Fade In and Fade Out with one method

In many occurrences i find myself wanting to fade in an element on the page and then immediately fade it out as a way to convey that something happened in a non-obtrusive way.

To do that I need to call the fadeIn and fadeOut jQuery methods in sequence. This can be done easily because fadeIn accepts a callback as a second parameter which will be called when the animation completes.

Easy as it is to do I still find it annoying that i have to call two separate methods for an action i wish to be done as one so naturally since it is so easy to extend jQuery I wrote a little extension that does just that.

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More Updates to the List Quick Helper

Again I’ve put some focus on the List Quick Helper which I think is a valuable extension on its on but also is a good platform for further extensibility. Extensibility not necessarily created by myself.

With this update to the helper I’ve included two major additions to functionality.

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Poem: איך נפרדים

This one I’ve been thinking about for a few weeks. Finally got the chance to write it yesterday while waiting for my flight back home from Palma.

For my English readers, I apologize but no translation for now… Im not sure if I can do this poem justice in translation. The title I can loosely translate to: “How do we Part“.

Hope you like it.

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Navigation History Tridion GUI Extension

Ah! its Friday! And what better way to celebrate this day than with a nice GUI extension?

So here is my latest extension available for you to enjoy…

With 2011, the GUI received a new breadcrumb control which is a very useful way to quickly orient yourself of where you are in the system and making it easy to climb up the specific hierarchy you’re currently drilling through.

Of course, those of us who use Tridion know that we usually jump from one location to another, spanning over different publications and sections within publications. For those cases, if we want to go back to a location we were working on before we need to locate it again in the tree, which can be quite a hassle. Especially in large environments.

So my extension will hopefully make it even simpler to work within the GUI in the manner I just specified.

This extension adds 2 new buttons to the GUI right next to the breadcrumb. The buttons mimic the behavior of the browser keeping track of the places(folders, structure-groups, etc.) a user visits.

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The List Quick Helper Tridion extension gets an update

Back in October of last year I released the List Quick Helper, Tridion 2011 extension, which, in the unlikely case you’ve forgotten, looks like this:

Tridion GUI Extension Helper Item views

The helper loads within the list view of the main Tridion 2011 GUI and shows additional information about the selected item in the list so there is no need to open a new dialog window just to see the schema being used by a Component or the directory name of a Structure Group just to name a couple of examples.

When I released it the first time I considered it to be a beta as it was a little rushed. Today Im happy to announce that the Helper is all grown up now and at version 1.0, boasting a host of new features and improvements.

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Poem: Memory of your Eyes

After a very (very) long time of no creative writing on my part I’ve written a poem, dedicated to my beautiful wife, Shani.

~ Memory of your Eyes ~

With the memory of your eyes
I can push a little further
I will manage another day
Remembering their glow I am better

A memory that pulls on me
A burning settling inside
The knowing that it is not too late
It’s the feeling of urgency I cannot hide

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Programming with the Extensions Manager

About a week ago I published my Extensions Manager, a Tridion 2011 extension that allows extensions’ creators define customizations for their users in a few lines of code. The customizations are exposed as fields to the users in a graphical interface that is easy to use and also takes care of the persistence of the values the users enter.

In my previous post I focused on the functional side of the Manager, the different features it has and the visual interaction.
In this post I’d like to focus on the programmatic side – how should an extension creator use it.

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