• Making the cut with jQuery and MooTools in Joomla: The multiple jQuery libraries loading problem - Part 2

    There is an alternative to code jQuery library calls into a Joomla! template or into the Joomla! core. Nowadays, there is a pletora of jQuery plugins available in the Joomla! Extensions Directory that can help ease the process.

  • You may not need jQuery's Migrate plugin after all

    Migrate has been created to make jQuery code backup compatible with versions of jQuery prior to v1.9. It is packaged with the Joomla! framework (which will hopefully soon contain the latest version of the plugin) to ensure older scripts still work with jQuery without breaking your site.

    In the ongoing race to speed up websites, reducing the number of script libraries that load on a page is a way to achieve just that. Should you try and prevent Migrate from loading all-together? Do you really need it? Do the jQuery scripts loaded on your site really use deprecated features?

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Wed18Jan2017

Fix tooltip conflicts between Bootstrap and jQuery UI in Joomla

First published January 17, 2017

153 hits -

Required:
jQuery Easy Profiles jQuery Easy Profiles

While creating your Joomla! 3 site, you may run into anomalies when it comes to showing tooltips, particularly if you are loading Bootstrap and jQuery UI libraries simultaneously. Some elements may get a nice Bootstrap-like tooltip while others may get a tooltip looking like the jQuery UI theme that is used by some of your extensions. Some tooltips may not even be skinned at all. Or the tooltips may not properly show at all, the code is "broken".

This tutorial will explain what is actually happening and how you can fix and homogenize your pages with jQuery Easy Profiles.

Fri13Jan2017

Add your own information types in Latest News Enhanced Pro

First published January 13, 2017

144 hits - No rating

Required:
Module Latest News Enhanced Pro Latest News Enhanced Pro v2.5+
Plugin MyDetails MyDetails

It is possible to show custom information to the module's output for each item.

In order to do that, one can take advantage of 2 of the hooks (events) available in the module.

Fri28Oct2016

Add font icons to menu items on your site

First published September 06, 2016

443 hits -

Required:
Menu Icons Menu Icons

Adding a pictogramme to a menu item is visually appealing and useful to visitors of a site.
Joomla!'s core allows the use of images for such task (link image parameter), but font icons have a definite advantage over them:

  • Icons resize and look sharp on any device,
  • their color can be changed easily through the use of CSS,
  • no more loading of images,
  • the icons may already be loaded on the page through the template's fonts.

Thu23Jun2016

How to update old jQuery scripts for compatibility with jQuery 3

First published June 23, 2016

1231 hits - No rating

jQuery v3.0 is considered the future of jQuery. It is a lighter, faster version and removes support to IE6-8 (like the previous 2.x branch).

Old scripts built for earlier versions of jQuery may 'break', but thankfully, the jQuery team has provided the Migrate plugin to help identify compatibility issues.

Wed14Sep2016

How to override the appearance of elements in an extension output

First published May 11, 2016

1177 hits - No rating

No matter how flexible an extension is, there always comes a time where, now that the functionality is in place, the output is not quite an exact match to the original design.

There are many ways to overcome design issues in Joomla, all mostly involving overrides. When the layout is considerably different, a template override may be in order but for simple changes (like the color of a title for instance), additional CSS code may just be the way to go.

Mon18Apr2016

Giving calendar dates an original look

First published April 17, 2016

1017 hits -

Required:
Article Details Article Details
or Latest News Enhanced Latest News Enhanced
or Latest News Enhanced Pro Latest News Enhanced Pro

Calendars are a visual way to represent dates associated with an article.
The Latest News Enhanced modules (free and pro) and the free Article Details plugin offer such possible display.

Despite the default style appeal, it is possible, just with a little help from CSS, to change the look of it and make it your own.

Wed14Sep2016

Troubleshoot blank screen after installing/updating an extension

First published April 08, 2016

917 hits -

For:
Any Simplify Your Web extension that relies on the lib_syw external library

Once in a while users come across a blank screen on the public side of their website. Rarely they may have the same experience on some administrator console pages.

While this could be a bug introduced by the latest extension update, it actually is most likely an issue with the external library that is necessary for most of our extensions to work.

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This set of articles have been created in order to increase people's awareness about the Simplify Your Web products.
It is aiming to show how those products can be used and point out not-so-well-known functionality.