Weekend Links – Google Maps API, HeatMap API, googleDrive, MooTools Forms, jQuery Sparklines, Firebug
Density Map Tutorial -- Prototype, Google Maps API, and the HeatMap API
HeatMap allows you to create heat maps on top of Google Analytics. A very impressive script that requires little code from the developer.
googleDrive is a script written by PhatFusion. Why drag the Google Map when you can just drive around it? Grand Theft Google!
10 MooTools Scripts For Enhancing Your Web Forms
Web forms can be bland and boring but they don't have to be! Here's a list of MooTools scripts that will make your forms pop!
Sparklines is a mini chart-building script built with jQuery. The charts aren't anything too special but they're simple and effective.
John Resig -- Firebuggin'
John Resig as joined the Firebug team at Firefox! Glorious!
One of the web components I've always loved has been Facebook's modal dialog. This "lightbox" isn't like others: no dark overlay, no obnoxious animating to size, and it doesn't try to do "too much." With Facebook's dialog in mind, I've created LightFace: a Facebook lightbox...
For quite a long time now websites with the so called "parallax" effect have been really popular.
In case you have not heard of this effect, it basically includes different layers of images that are moving in different directions or with different speed. This leads to a...
I'm a huge fan of using subtle effects like link nudging (jQuery, MooTools) to enhance the user experience and increase the perceived dynamism of my websites. Trust me -- a lot of little things are what take websites to the next level.