Note: The following whimsical post assumes that you have seen the movie Inception. If you haven’t yet, and you don’t want to run the risk of spoilers, then I’d encourage you to see the movie before reading any further.
Several years ago, I landed a job as a junior designer / front-end developer, working with and learning from Hugh Griffith and Cody Lindley, respectively. The former taught me how to have an eye for “big-D” design, beyond just the visuals, and the latter pushed me to write more modular, elegant code.
While we have all since moved on to other jobs, these guys instilled in me the desire and drive to constantly be self-teaching.
Note: Special thanks to Adrian Rodriguez for the wallpaper image.
For those of you who know me, you also know that I have a love / hate relationship with Digg. They seem to love linking to my content, and I generally don’t care for the negativity their readership brings both via comments on my site and Digg itself. In the past, I was simply deflecting all Digg traffic.
However, friends convinced me the embargo really just hurt end-users, by not allowing them to get at the content they were seeking. Fair enough.
This has been made into a jQuery plugin. I recommend using that instead.
Note: Due to browser security limitations related to cross-site scripting, this solution works only for
iframe page content called from the same domain.
Note: This code is outdated. Instead I suggest you use jQuery UI.
Update: Instead of using this example, I would recommend using Cody Lindley’s solution instead. It derives from the same school of thought, but is a better overall implementation. Check it out: List/Sort Pattern for Everyone.
Recently I had need to present a few rapid prototypes of various ways to categorize data into one of two columns, as well as re-order items within the columns themselves.
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