Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Make the layout of controls same in all the browsers - UniformJS

Most of the developers must have faced an issue from their client to make the layout of the controls similar in all the browsers.

I recently came across a beautiful and simple plugin which would take care of the UI just by a single line of code.

The implementation is very simple:
<!-- Make sure your CSS file is listed before jQuery -->
<link rel="stylesheet" href="uniform.default.css" media="screen" />
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.8/jquery.min.js"></script>
<script src="jquery.uniform.js"></script>]
// Style everything
$("select, input, a.button, button").uniform();

jQuery cross domain requests with JSONP

jQuery has a provision to make a cross domain AJAX request (GET) and fetch data in JSONP format.

            type: 'GET',
            url: 'URL to access data',
            contentType: "application/json",
            crossDomain: true,
            cache: true,
            dataType: 'jsonp',
            success: function (result) {
            error: function (e) {

Even if there is an error handler attached to the ajax call above, cross domain requests won't    handle any error or exceptions.  This is a limitation for jQuery JSONP calls.