July 7, 2008

jQuery - a couple neat items

I started working on table sorting for my rankings system and stumbled upon a very cool table sorter. Tablesorter is a jQuery plugin for turning a standard HTML table with THEAD and TBODY tags into a sortable table without page refreshes. Tablesorter can successfully parse and sort many types of data including linked data in a cell.

I've also used a similar system, on Minnesota Connect, High School, and NCAA Wrestling to manage the rankings of each category.

Then you can check out Load while scrolling. When we are scrolling down a webpage, the code recognizes that you are at the bottom and auto-loads new content. It helps increasing the initial load speeds of pages faster and users will have to load only the content they see.