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How to Compile JS & CSS to one file for best performance

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Hey,
To get the best performance on your website you need to reduce external call like js & css files.
I build little BASH script that compile all your files to one JS file and one CSS file.

We will use some tools like : Google Closure & dos2unix

1. Create “build” folder in your application.
2. Create the files “js_list.txt” and “css_list.txt” and write line by line all your js & css files.
3. Download Google Closure and copy the file “compiler.jar” to this folder.
4. Create the file “build.sh”

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#!/bin/bash
# (c) Copyright by Garry Lachman - http://www.garry-lachman.com
# GNU/GPL
echo "" > full.js
echo "" > full.css
# JS
echo -e "\nBuild JS\n----------------"
while read line ; do
        JS_FILES[$index]="$line"
        index=$(($index+1))
done < js_list.txt

for f in "${JS_FILES[@]}"
do
        cat "../js/$f" >> full.js
        echo ";" >> full.js
        echo -e "* $f"
done

#CSS
echo -e "\nBuild CSS\n----------------"
index=0
while read line ; do
        CSS_FILES[$index]="$line"
        index=$(($index+1))
done < css_list.txt

for f in "${CSS_FILES[@]}"
do
        cat "../css/$f" >> full.css
        echo -e "* $f"
done

echo -e "\n"
echo -n "Compile JS"
java -jar compiler.jar --language_in ECMASCRIPT5 --compilation_level WHITESPACE_ONLY --js full.js --js_output_file full-compiled.js
echo " - Done"
echo -n "CSS Dos2Unix Format"
dos2unix full.css full.css
echo -e "Moving Compiled Files"
cp full.js ../js/full.js
cp full-compiled.js ../js/full-compiled.js
cp full.css ../css/full.css

5. I use the parent folders “js” and “css” but you can change it to your folder, just replace “../js/” & “../css/” to your path
6. Executing permission:

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chmod +x build.sh

7. Run the code

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./build.sh

You will see the output like:

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[root@web-serv build]# ./build.sh

Build JS
----------------
* flash_wrapper/swfobject.js
* jquery.tools.local.min.js
* jquery.dropkick-1.0.0.js

Build CSS
----------------
* style.css
* components.css

Compile JS - Done
CSS Dos2Unix Formatdos2unix: converting file full.css to UNIX format ...
dos2unix: converting file full.css to UNIX format ...
Moving Compiled Files

Now check the files: full.css & full-compiled.js

Have fun :)

jQuery Communicator Singleton (Manage & Cache ajax requests)

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Hey,
I wrote this class for cache ajax request if the same request sent twice.
The second reason why i use this class is a like there is only one exit point
from the application.

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var Communicator =(function(){
    var instantiated;
    var retry = new Array();
    var cached_data = new Array();

    function init (){
        return {
            dispatch:function(url, callback){
                var self = this;
                if (Communicator.getInstance().cached_data[url])    {
                    callback(Communicator.getInstance().cached_data[url]);
                    return;
                }
                if (!retry[url])    {
                    retry[url] = 0;
                }
                var _rq = $.ajax({
                    url: url,
                    timeout: 30000,
                    success: function(_data){
                        Communicator.getInstance().cached_data[url] = _data;
                        callback(_data);
                    },
                    error: function(){
                        if (retry[url] < 3) {
                            retry[url]++;
                            dispatch(url, callback, retry[url]);
                        }   else    {
                            callback("");  
                        }
                    }
                });
            },
            cached_data: {}
        }
    }

    return {
        getInstance :function(){
            if (!instantiated){
                instantiated = init();
            }
            return instantiated;
        }
    }
})()

Using the class

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Communicator.getInstance().dispatch(url,function(data){
    var error = false;
    try {
            data = eval("("+data+")");
    } catch(err)    {
        error = true;
    }

    if (!error)    {
        console.log(data);
    }                    
});

Have fun :)
Garry

jQuery Plugin Template

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Hey,
I want to share some template that i usually use for starting new jQuery Plugin.
its base template that contains public methods, private methods, settings and custom events.

And here it come..

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/*
    (c) By Garry Lachman (http://www.garry-lachman.com), GPL License
*/


var PluginCustomEvents = {
    EVENT: "myPluginCustomEvent"
};

(function($) {
    var plugin = this;

    $.fn.pluginTemplate = function(method) {
        var methods = {
            init : function(options) {
                this.pluginTemplate.settings = $.extend({}, this.pluginTemplate.defaults, options);
                return this.each(function() {
                    var $self = $(this);
                    var self = this;
                       
                });
            }
        };

        var privateMethods = {
            privateMethod: function(){

            }
        };

        if (methods[method]) {
            return methods[method].apply(this, Array.prototype.slice.call(arguments, 1));
        } else if (typeof method === 'object' || !method) {
            return methods.init.apply(this, arguments);
        } else {
            console.error("No Method: " + method);
        }
    }

    $.fn.pluginTemplate.defaults = {
        defaultProperty: "defaultValue"
    };

    $.fn.pluginTemplate.settings = {};


})(jQuery);

Init plugin:

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$("#target").pluginTemplate(); // rename it to your plugin name

// init with settings
$("#target").pluginTemplate({
    property1: "value"
});

Call public methods:

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$("#target").pluginTemplate("method_name", "parameters");

Call private methods (inside the plugin):

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privateMethods.privateMethod.call(this, parameters ...);

Have Fun ;)
Garry Lachman

jQuery Simple Popup Rect Window

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Hi,
I wrote a light and simple popup rect window with auto resize mode and buttons.

Popup Options

  • width, height = size of window
  • top, left = position in px set 0 set center
  • send_button = show send button
  • send_button_caption = send button caption
  • send_button_disabled = disbale send button
  • cancel_button = show cancel button
  • cancel_button_caption = disable cancel button

Popup Public Methods

  • enable_auto_resize = enable auto resize mode by content, for auto resize use Ben Alman jQuery resize
    event plugin from here: http://benalman.com/projects/jquery-resize-plugin/
  • change_height = change height (height in px, is using transcation)
  • set_content = send html content
  • get_content = get content rect
  • disbaled = disable and enable popup
  • send_button_disabled = disable and enable send button
  • add_click_event = add event to send and cancel buttons
  • close = close window

jquery.popup_rect.js file

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/*
(c) By Garry Lachman (http://www.garry-lachman.com), GPL License

Options:
* width, height = size of window
* top, left = position in px set 0 set center
* send_button = show send button
* send_button_caption = send button caption
* send_button_disabled = disbale send button
* cancel_button = show cancel button
* cancel_button_caption = disable cancel button

Methods
* enable_auto_resize = enable auto resize mode by content, for auto resize use Ben Alman jQuery resize
event plugin from here: http://benalman.com/projects/jquery-resize-plugin/
* change_height = change height (height in px, is using transcation)
* set_content = send html content
* get_content = get content rect
* disbaled = disable and enable popup
* send_button_disabled = disbale and enable send button
* add_click_event = add event to send and cancel buttons
* close = close window

*/


if (typeof Object.create !== 'function') {
    Object.create = function (o) {
        function F() {}
        F.prototype = o;
        return new F();
    };
}

var popup_rect = {
    init: function(options, elem)   {
        this.options = $.extend(true,{}, this.options, options);
       
        this.elem = elem;
        this.$elem = $(elem);

        this._build();
    },
    options:    {
        width: 100,
        height: 100,
        top: 0,
        left: 0,
        send_button: true,
        send_button_caption: "Save",
        send_button_disabled: false,
        cancel_button: true,
        cancel_button_caption: "Cancel"
    },
    _build: function()  {
        var _this = this;
        this.$elem.hide();
        this.$elem.addClass("popup_rect");
        this.$elem.css({width: this.options.width,
                height: this.options.height,
                top: this.options.top,
                left: this.options.left-this.options.width});

        this.$elem.append("<div id='popup_content' class='popup_rect_content'></div>");
        this.$elem.append("<div class='popup_rect_buttons'></div>");

        if (this.options.send_button)   {
            this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_buttons").append("<div id='popup_rect_send_button' class='popup_rect_button'>"+this.options.send_button_caption+"</div>");
        }
        if (this.options.cancel_button)   {
                        this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_buttons").append("<div id='popup_rect_cancel_button' class='popup_rect_button'>"+this.options.cancel_button_caption+"</div>");
                }

        this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_buttons").children().addClass("hand_cursor");
    },
    change_height: function(_h, _no_fx) {
        var _this = this;
        if (_no_fx) {
            this.$elem.height(_h);
            if (_this.options.top ==0 && _this.options.left == 0)       {
                _this.$elem.center({transition: 100});
            }
        }   else    {
            this.$elem.animate({
                height: _h
            }, 500, function(){
                if (_this.options.top ==0 && _this.options.left == 0)       {
                                _this.$elem.center({transition: 100});
                        }  
            });
        }
    },
    enable_auto_resize: function()  {
        var _this = this;
        this.$elem.find("#popup_content").resize(function(_event){
            _this.change_height(_event.target.clientHeight + 15 + _this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_buttons").height(),true);
        });
    },
    set_content: function(_content) {
        this.$elem.find("#popup_content").html(_content);
        this.$elem.show();
    },
    get_content: function() {
        return this.$elem.find("#popup_content");
    },
    add_click_event: function(_button, _function)   {
        var self = this;
        switch (_button)    {
            case "send":
                this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_buttons").find("#popup_rect_send_button").click(function(){
                    if (!self.options.send_button_disabled) {
                        _function();
                    }
                });
            break;

            case "cancel":
                                this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_buttons").find("#popup_rect_cancel_button").click(_function);
                        break;
        }
    },
    show_rect: function()   {
        this.$elem.show();
        if (this.options.top ==0 && this.options.left == 0)       {
                        this.$elem.center({transition: 100});
                }
    },
    disbaled: function (is_disbaled)    {
        if (is_disbaled)    {
            this.$elem.prepend("<div class='popup_rect_disbaled'></div>");
            this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_disbaled").css({width: this.options.width,
                                    height: this.options.height});
        }   else    {
            this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_disbaled").remove();
        }
    },
    send_button_disabled: function(is_disbaled) {
        this.options.send_button_disabled = is_disbaled;
        var fadeVal = is_disbaled ? 0.5 : 1;
        this.$elem.find(".popup_rect_buttons").find("#popup_rect_send_button").fadeTo('slow', fadeVal);
       
    },
    close: function(_this)  {
        _this = _this ? _this : this;
        _this.$elem.fadeOut('fast', function(){
                        $(_this).empty();
                });
    }

};

$.fn.extend({
  center: function (options) {  
       var options =  $.extend({ // Default values
            inside:window, // element, center into window
            transition: 0, // millisecond, transition time
            minX:0, // pixel, minimum left element value
            minY:0, // pixel, minimum top element value
            withScrolling:true, // booleen, take care of the scrollbar (scrollTop)
            vertical:true, // booleen, center vertical
            horizontal:true // booleen, center horizontal
       }, options);
       return this.each(function() {
            var props = {position:'absolute'};
            if (options.vertical) {
                 var top = ($(options.inside).height() - $(this).outerHeight()) / 2;
                 if (options.withScrolling) top += $(options.inside).scrollTop() || 0;
                 top = (top > options.minY ? top : options.minY);
                 $.extend(props, {top: top+'px'});
            }
               
            if (options.horizontal) {
                  var left = ($(options.inside).width() - $(this).outerWidth()) / 2;
                  if (options.withScrolling) left += $(options.inside).scrollLeft() || 0;
                  left = (left > options.minX ? left : options.minX);
                  $.extend(props, {left: left+'px'});
            }
            if (options.transition > 0) {
            $(this).animate(props, options.transition);
        } else {
            $(this).css(props);
        }
            return $(this);
               
       });     
  }
});

jquery.popup_rect.css file

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.popup_rect {
    background-color: #f7f7f7;
    border: 2px solid #949494;
    border-radius: 5px;
    position: absolute;
    z-index: 999999;
}
.popup_rect_content {
    padding: 20px;
}
.popup_rect_buttons {
    padding: 20px;
    position: absolute;
    bottom: 0px;
    right: 0px;
}
.popup_rect_button  {
    float: right;
    margin-left: 15px;
    border-radius: 5px;
    color: #000;
    font-weight: bold;
    padding-top: 2px; padding-bottom: 2px; padding-left: 5px; padding-right: 5px;
}

.popup_rect_disbaled    {
    position: absolute;
    background-color: white;
    z-index: 999;
    opacity: 0.6;
    filter: alpha(opacity=60);
}

test.html file

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<script type"text/javascript" src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.2/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.popup_rect.js"></script>
<link href="jquery.popup_rect.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

<div id="test_div"></div>

<script>
var rect = Object.create(popup_rect);
rect.init({
    height: 200,
    width: 300
}, $("#test_div"));
rect.get_content().append("<span>The Content</span>");
rect.show_rect();

rect.add_click_event("cancel", function(){
    alert("cancel");
});

rect.add_click_event("send", function(){
    alert("send");
});
</script>

Have fun,
Garry Lachman

Create Classes and Object in JavaScript & jQuery

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There is few ways to create javascript object and use its as class.
In this artical i will you my favorite way to implement javascript classes.
I will combaine jQuery in this example.

First of all lets create basic object:

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var GarryObj = {
    init: function(options, target) {
        this.options = $.extends({}, this.options, options);
        this.$target = $(target);
        this._draw();
    },
    options:    {
        width: 100,
        height: 100,
    },
    _draw: function()   {
        this.$target.css({width: this.options.width,
                  height: this.options.height});
    }
}

We create here basic class that have 2 functions and one object to store the options.
the init class gets user options and the target (like html div).
then we merge the default options with the user options using jQuery extends function and
store the target as jQuery instance as $target.

The _draw function manipulate the target – here we build the ui by user options.

To create an instance of the class we need to add some code to the (i use to put it on js heaer file).

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if (typeof Object.create !== 'function') {
    Object.create = function (o) {
        function F() {}
        F.prototype = o;
        return new F();
    };
}

Now lets create a instance of our class:

We need to add target div:

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<div id="test_div"></div>

and than

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var garryTest = Object.create(GarryObj);
garryTest.init({width: 150, height: 150}, $("#test_div"));

Have fun ;)
Garry Lachman

read POST variables with Javascript using PHP

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Hi,
Today i will show very easy way to read POST variables from Javascript using PHP.

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<script type="text/javascript">// <![CDATA[
var post_json = "<?php echo json_encode($_POST); ?>";
// ]]></script>

We encode all POST vars with php to javascript JSON.
Now we can access the vars in simple way:

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post_json.var_name;

Have a nice day,
Garry

Custom Events in jQuery – bind & trigger

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Sometimes custom events can make the life more easy.
If you want to communicate between classes and other object on the page you can simply
trigger a custom event with data.

First of all we create data exchange div:

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<div id="data_exchange"></div>

Now we need to listen the “data exchange” div to receive the events.

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$('#data_exchange').bind('event_name', function(event, data) {
  alert(event + ": " + data);
});

We show alert popup when we receive the event “event_name”.

The next step is dispatch the event to the “data exchange”:

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$('#data_exchange').trigger('event_name', 'our data');

Have a nice day ;)
Garry Lachman

Losing “this” scope in JavaScript – Solution

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Hi….
When using Javascript as OOP mode deep functions (function in function) lose the “this” scope.
I found some solution for this problem…
Same problem i found when you call other class with callback, the callback function returns without “this” scope.

how the problem looks:

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function scope_experiment() {
   
    this.test_var = "test";

    this.level_one = function() {
        alert("Level One: " + this.test_var);

        function level_two()    {
            alert("Level Two: " + this.test_var);
        }

        level_two();
    }
   
}

var test_scope = new scope_experiment();
test_scope.level_one();

The output will be:
1) Level One: test
2) Level Two: undefined

And now…. The solution:
All what you need is to pass “this” to the deep function…

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function scope_experiment() {
   
    this.test_var = "test";

    this.level_one = function() {
        alert("Level One: " + this.test_var);

        function level_two(_this_scope) {
            // we use _this_scope as this
            alert("Level Two: " + _this_scope.test_var);
        }

        level_two(this); // we pass this to the function
    }
   
}

var test_scope = new scope_experiment();
test_scope.level_one();

The output will be:
1) Level One: test
2) Level Two: test

Mission Accomplished

5 best jQuery Tooltips

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Hi,
Here is a list of 5 best jQuery tooltips i found.

jQuery tools

Simple & professional, full customized & working from box, positionings, effects, dynamic html code in tooltip.
As far i found, this is the most powerful tooltip i found.
jQuery Tools

 

jQuery plugin: Tooltip

Replacing standard tooltips is easy: Just include the script on the page, add a stylesheet, select the elements to tooltip and call the tooltip plugin.

 

qTip

qTip is an advanced tooltip plugin for the ever popular jQuery JavaScript framework.
Built from the ground up to be user friendly, yet feature rich, qTip provides you with tonnes of features like rounded corners and speech bubble tips, and best of all… it’s completely free under the MIT license!
qtips

 

HTML Tooltip

Inline HTML Tooltip lets you define rich HTML tooltips that are embedded directly inside your webpage and that appear when the mouse rolls over links on your page. The tooltip appears directly beneath the anchor link, and adjusts its position dynamically based on whether the mouse is too close to the window’s edges.

 

BEAUTYTIPS

BeautyTips is a simple-to-use balloon-help style tootip plugin. Any element on the page can be set to show a talk-balloon containing any text or HTML on hover, click, or any bindable event. These balloons are drawn dynamically using the canvas HTML 5 element, and options include corner radius, spike length and width, stroke width. The balloons can auto-position based on the most available area in the current display window or they can be positioned according to an array of preferences (just left or right for instance).

Have fun with the scripts ;)
Garry Lachman