Monthly Archives: March 2009

Web 2.0 AJAX Loading Panel 2.0 Has Been Released

Enhance your site’s look and feel during AJAX requests with the fully customizable state-of-the art Web 2.0 AJAX Loading Panel without writing a single line of code!

All you have to do is to follow a few easy steps, modify a couple of properties and add the show and hide methods to your XMLHttpRequest function.

Web 2.0 AJAX Loading Panel allows you to display cool loading overlay to your webpages during your async requests to the server. The loading overlay ann message is fully customizable and can fit to any website design. The deployment and customization of the script is a matter of minutes. On this demo page you will learn how to do this.

Web 2.0 AJAX Loading Panel works under Internet Explorer 6/7/8, FireFox 2/3, Opera 9/10Beta, Chrome 1, Safari 3/4Beta and any other Gecko or WebKit browser. You may fully customize its appearance, change the corner radius of the message box, set custom opacity and loading images and tons of other cools stuff that allows the script to fit any website design.

View online demo of Web 2.0 AJAX Loading Panel

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Using the IE8 X-UA Compatibility Meta Tag Properly

Internet Explorer 8 is out, with a couple of rendering modes, that will take time to handle. As you know, IE8 renders pages in standards compliance mode by default, and the X-UA compatibility tag has been a good idea of Microsoft, as it gives a chance to developers who have not optimized their websites for IE8 to put things to work with less effort.

Did you try it already? If it is something new to you, it works like that:

1. Add the following meta-tag in the head section of your webpage above any linked files (i.e, above <link>…</link> and <script>…</script> tags)

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=7" />

If the tag is below link or script tags, the fix will not work.

2. Reload the page, and the meta tag will force IE8 to use the rendering engine of IE7, and your webpages will look as they did before, until you find a solution for the issues you have noticed when IE8 was released.

If your pages behave as expected under IE8 then you should use the IE8 meta tag.  This will ensure that your code will continue to run properly after the next browser upgrade:

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

In summary, the compatibility UA-X meta tag is a good and legal trick to be comfort with your visitors.

Do not hesitate using it.

More Cool Stuff

Acid.JS 2.9 Released With 2 New Additions

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Acid.JS 2.8 is Out

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