In a recent tutorial I taught you how to create simple transparent tooltips with a few lines of CSS and jQuery. Today we will build some more advanced tooltips, based on the aforementioned tutorial.
The theme supports community building through the possibility of letting logged in users create a favorite post list of entries they like. It makes good use of space through sleek tooltips, automated sidebar tabs and dropdown menus.
Before I started to delve deeper into this topic, I thought you have to use at least a plugin, but to get some basic tooltips all you need are about 10 lines of CSS and jQuery Code.
This Tutorial will teach you how to create such tooltips with some basic CSS and jQuery. – Read more –
The theme supports community building through the possibility of letting users submit news and displaying them with the help of a sidebar widget. Further a logged in user can create a favorite post list of entries he or she likes. – Read more –
Because of popular demand I recently updated the favorite posts plugin I created a while ago. Since I do not have much time to spare, I wasn’t able to include all features that were suggeste by my readers, but I could implement two that were highly demanded:
- The plugin comes with widget support now
- You can display other peoples favorite posts now (for example on an authors page to display his or her favorite posts)
I am currently working on some larger projects, and some of them are in desperate need of a breadcrumb navigation, since there are so many sub categories and pages, that users often have a hard time not to lose track of their current position on the site.
After searching the web for an adequate plugin, the only Breadcrumb navigation I could find was Breadcrumb NavXT. The plugin is basically the only one which supports nested pages as well as nested categories. It has a ton of options… to my mind there are way to many. After testing the plugin on a blank installation my Database query count went from 17 to 59 even if I was on the starting page where no breadcrumb navigation was displayed. So I decided to code a lightweight version for myself.
What you will learn here, are the basics of creating a simple breadcrumb navigation. This tutorial doesn’t offer a complete script, just some snippets to experiment with =)