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.
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 box.net sidebar.
Remember to comment here with your suggestions. Thanks
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.
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.
UPDATE: Sandy responded below and it’s official: I am a jerk for jumping the gun.
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.