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PopUpWindow updates: MIT license and Unload callbacks

Posted in Jquery, Opensource, PopWindow by rip747 on February 14, 2010

It’s been quite sometime since I got to work on PopUpWindow now that CFWheels has taken over my life.

I find it amazing though that I still get emails, requests and contributions from this simple plugin. The biggest request I get is from people wanting to use PopUpWindow in their commercial applications and needing to know what the license is. I’ve always said that all the software I write is open source and you’re free to do with it what you want, however I understand that this doesn’t fly in the corporate world. After looking over and talking about licenses with others who write open source software, I’ve decided to follow others and put PopUpWindow under the MIT license. I think this is the least restrictive license out there and finally clears the air.

PopUpWindow also got an update thanks to Jason Holden who added Unload callbacks. This is what I love about open source, the software that I start gets further redefined by complete strangers who only want to see it improve. It’s totally awesome. Thank you Jason.


PopupWindow v2.0.1.1 and version name changes

Posted in Jquery, PopWindow by rip747 on February 20, 2008

This project has now been moved to Github.

PopupWindow v2.0.1 now available

Posted in Jquery, PopWindow by rip747 on February 13, 2008

Quick little thing. I’ve updated PopupWindow to now support the location and menubar attribute as suggested by Matthew. You can download the latest from the sidebar.

Remember to comment here with your suggestions. Thanks

PopupWindow v2.0.0 now available

Posted in Jquery, PopWindow by rip747 on January 22, 2008

This project has now been moved to Github.

PopUpWindow is officially a “Most Popular” jQuery plugin. Who’s using it?

Posted in Jquery, PopWindow by rip747 on January 14, 2008

Damn I feel good and shocked right now. Who would have thought that a jQuery plugin I wrote on a whirlwind would get this much attention. I think I literally wrote the first draft within 5 minutes. At the time I was working at revamping a website that used a lot of popupwindows and needed a way to manage the different sizes of the windows. Our the next couple of days I kept adding to it and decided to release it to the public. It’s grown over time to what it is today.

What I would like to know how is who’s using it? Click here to go to the “homepage” for the plugin and leave a comment with a link to your website. Tell me in the comment what your think about it. If anything it will give you a little traffic since the page is getting between 150 -200 visits a day.

I feel honored.

Posted in ColdFusion, Jquery, PopWindow by rip747 on November 1, 2007

Andrea over at andreacfm, has started what I consider to be one of the coolest projects: creating custom tags out of jQuery plugins. Personally I really haven’t been a fan of the new ColdFusion tags because of the amount of javascript that is loaded when you want to use them. By using jQuery, this really isn’t a issue. Plus it’s jQuery for God’s sake!

So why do I feel so honored? Well there is actually a custom tag that was created out of my PopWindow Plugin!

jQuery: PopUpWindow new release and new home.

Posted in Jquery, PopWindow by rip747 on July 3, 2007

UPDATE: Now pointing to the github page.

PopUpWindow now has a real permanent home in the jQuery Plugin repository. Which means that you can actually download a zip file! To check it out by going to it’s new page:

This latest release adds support for centering window by using the “center” setting. Thank to  blueox for his contribution.

WTF: I’m blacklisted!

Posted in ColdFusion, Jquery, PopWindow by rip747 on June 30, 2007

UPDATE: Sandy responded below and it’s official: I am a jerk for jumping the gun. 😛
On Friday, there I am reading some Fullasagoog feed posts and come across this one by Sandy Clark. Essentially the post was about getting around the XHTML restriction on using the target attribute with anchor tags with CSS and Javascript. I thought that I would leave a comment telling her about jQuery and my PopupWindow plugin. Why reinvent the wheel if you don’t have to and maybe she would become a jQuery convert (that was actually the plan there).

I write out my comment and leave it there and go on my marry way.

Today I go to see if the comment is up on the post and it isn’t. I think well maybe I did something wrong since I’ve always had problems with my work computer and the funkiness that is FireFox. I sit down and write out my comment again and click submit and I’m thrown to a blacklist page! WTF, why am I blacklisted from leaving comments! I know I’m a jerk, but am I that big of one?

PopUpWindow: v05142007 now available

Posted in PopWindow by rip747 on May 14, 2007

For some reason, people were still having problem with plugin causing a syntax error in IE. It seems that the link was to an old version, so I refixed the problem and uploaded it again. For those having the problem, redownload the plugin and leave any comments if you find anything else.

I can’t believe this little piece of code is this popular. It’s truly amazes me. 🙂

Go download popupwindow

PopupWindow: Critcal bugfix now available

Posted in Jquery, PopWindow by rip747 on April 10, 2007

I just fixed a major bug in PopWindow that was causing IE to bottom out. If you’re using the plugin, you need to download the new release ASAP.