jQuery and Google Maps

While looking for jQuery tutorials that were more challenging than the typical beginner tutorials, I found marcgrabanski.com. His now defunct developer blog has a few tutorials on jQuery. Computer with codeMarc posted one on Google Maps and jQuery. This tutorial had exactly what I was looking for. It showed a practical use for jQuery instead of how to create an animated box. Marc walks you through a step by step process of using jQuery with Google Maps. He shows you how to mashup jQuery with Google Maps to create a simple map that overwrites Google Map popups.

If you are learning jQuery and want to try a tutorial that is more challenging and fun, I suggest taking a look at jQuery and Google Maps.

Dummy Text Generators

BookmarkWhen you create a web design, sometimes you need filler text to help complete the design. You don’t always have the option of having content written before you design. If you don’t have content available, you can use a dummy text generator to fill in the places where the text go. By using text instead of boxes, your client will see how the text will look with the design. The standard is to use “Lorem Ipsum” as filler. Or you can use something a little more interesting. Web Designer Depot has complied a list of 15 dummy text generators you should know. This list ranges from the standard “Lorem Ipsum”, random gibberish text, passages from famous stories, TV Shows or even Bacon Ipsum.

Instead of writing your own dummy text, you can try out one of these generator for your next project.