Saturday, November 20, 2010

Creating Popup Dialog Windows using JQuery

If you are a regular internet user and specially visit sites like Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo Mail, I am sure you are familiar with the popup dialog windows appears on the screen asking you different options or display information or warning messages. Popup dialog windows are child windows and commonly used in GUI systems and User Interface designs to interact with the user without disturbing the main application or window workflow. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can create simple and modal popup dialog windows using JQuery.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Display Flickr Photo Feeds in ASP.NET using JQuery

Flickr is world’s largest and most popular photos hosting and sharing website, which provides a platform to many amateur and professional photographers to share their work with people all over the world. It has millions of photos in its database, and it provides photo feeds to thousands of websites and blogs every day. If you are an experience developer you can use Flickr API to spice up any website or blog with high quality photos, and if you scared off Flickr API then don’t worry Flickr has public photos feed available to you, which returns photos based on matching keywords in a pretty straight forward manner. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can mix the magic of JQuery and JSON with Flickr photo feeds to retrieve and display photos ASP.NET.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Using JQuery, AJAX, JSON and ASP.NET Web Services

Due to the latest paradigm shift in web development, more and more websites are loading and displaying all types of dynamic contents on the web pages. Web 2.0 based websites such as Gmail. Facebook and Twitter have not only changed the user’s expectations but also forced developers to learn more dynamic and exciting ways to build web applications. Client side web technologies like AJAX, XHTML, DOM, JavaScript and JQuery are now mandatory ingredients of every web developer resume. In my previous tutorial, I have shown you how you can call ASP.NET web services using JQuery AJAX capabilities. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can pass parameters to web services and how you can use JSON data returned from web services to display dynamic contents on web page.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Calling ASP.NET Web Services using JQuery AJAX

I hope you have probably heard about AJAX by now, or at least you have used an AJAX based web application such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail, etc. AJAX has changed the way we developed web sites in the past by giving them responsiveness similar to Desktop applications. In Plain English, AJAX means that instead of waiting for the whole web page to load you can load and display only what you need to. Technically speaking, it’s a technique to communicate with servers through JavaScript asynchronously and handle external data. In this tutorial, I will show you how you can call ASP.NET web service using JQuery, which is the most popular and widely used JavaScript library.