a stroke of luck

Hello Adobe feeds!

I’ve just found out that my blog is now aggregated on Adobe Feeds. So I thought I would do a quick post to say hello (hello!) and to link to some of my popular or interesting old content:

  • The launch of Sharify – a service to allow developers to easily add shareware features to their AIR applications so that they can sell them
  • jScrollPane - my plugin to allow you to create cross browser custom scrollbars on any HTML element.
  • Some audio programming experiments in Flash Player 10.
  • Some experimental javascript – playing with jQuery and Raphael JS to use javascript for fun and experimentation rather than serious “work”.
  • My jQuery datepicker plugin.
  • My experiments with tweetcoding – seeing what can be made in 140 characters of actionscript.
  • Some experiments with Papervision.
  • Flashr – my old as2 wrapper for the Flickr API.

I hope some of that is interesting to people. Moving forwards, I hope to be making many more posts about Flash, Flex, Javascript, AIR and more. Recently I’ve been programming quite a lot of c sharp .net too and I’ll to write up some of my thoughts about that from the point of view of someone coming from languages like actionscript and javascript. Plus I want to finish the bunch of half done papervision and audio experiments I have sitting around!

jQuery date picker

My jQuery datepicker is a jQuery plugin which allows you to easily add “date picker” calendars to you HTML forms. These calendars make it much quicker, easier and less error prone for people to input certain types of dates.


There are full examples of many different use-cases for jQuery date picker all available from the datePicker homepage.


The jQuery datepicker plugin is currently at version 2.1.1.

You can keep up with all changes to the date picker using the project feeds from the plugin’s googlecode page.


The date picker plugin has it’s own googlecode site – this is where the latest sourcecode and releases can be downloaded from. The latest release will always be a featured download and the cutting edge code will be found in the svn trunk:

Previous releases will be tagged in the Subversion tags directory:

Bug reporting and feature requests

Please submit any bug reports or feature requests through the issues list on googlecode. Please remember to include all information necessary to replicate the bug, including effected browser and operating system and a URL to a test page displaying the problem. Please also first search through the issues list to see if there are any existing related issues.


The date picker plugin is completely free and open source. However, if you find it useful and you would like to make a donation towards my beer fund then please use the paypal button below to donate any amount. Thanks!