Richard Parnaby-King

Web Developer – PHP, Zend Framework and Actionscript 3

Providing user feedback on background operations

On any website that does any form of background operation that prevents the user from progressing immediately (for example an ajax operation that updates search filters based on the currently selected option) then the user needs to be informed.

Some jQuery Optimisations

Sometimes you may think you are doing a nice simple effect in jQuery. In reality, you are making hundreds of unnecessary DOM calls and updates every second. And you wonder why the effect is taking so long to run. This post hopes to teach you how to optimise your code to run that little bit […]

jQuery UI Slider Legend Under Slider

jQuery UI Slider makes selected elements into sliders. There are various options such as multiple handles, and ranges. The handle can be moved with the mouse or the arrow keys. It is possible to control a select element, showing the options as the slider is moved. But what happens if the options are not as […]

How to get the optgroup for a multiselect in jQuery

Imagine you have created a web application for a small grocery shop, and as a free gift for signing up they are letting you have one free piece of fruit or one free punnet of berries. In a notification area you want to indicate to the user what type of gift they have chosen. Using […]


    Having fifteen years of programming experience in PHP, Zend Framework and ActionScript3, I have a very strong working knowledge of object orientated programming.

    I am a PC Gamer! Playing FPS, RTS, RPG and the occasional MMO since 1996 I have a huge number of a variety of fast-paced games.

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