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CSS3 + Jquery Ring Progress bar

Animated ring progress bar in CSS3 and JQuery previewSo I’ve been playing with CSS3. Particularly transitions and clipping. As a result, I made this animated ring progress bar.

There is still a few alignment bugs and haven’t tested on all browsers, but in the big 3 (Chrome, FF and Safari) it looks pretty neat.

All layout gradients and animations are CSS3 transitions. I use jQuery to set the value and to animate the counter in the center.

To build it, I used this tutorialĀ to make a pie chart in CSS3 as this is technically a piechart with two values and a hole in the middle.

There’s a working demo after the jump.



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DB-Toolkit Toggle Buttons sample

Been working on V1 of my WordPress plugin DB-Toolkit for a few months now.

Some background, its a WordPress plugin that enables you to build interfaces into database tables, both existing and custom. Its currently in beta version but after working it so long, I decided that V1 required a rebuild using the knowledge I gained. I decided to go custom interface for this rather than adapt it into WordPress UI. Mu thinking on this subject is that you need to retain some elements, mainly navigation style and colors, but a plugin should have its own feel. Sure a plugin needs to be part of WordPress but that doesn’t mean it should look like it.

Anyway, these are a sample of the toggle buttons for setting up a DB-Toolkit interface. the green highlight indicates its checked while the extended button with the “required” text expands on hover to reveal the text.

My Cart Summary widget

I have started toying with the idea of building a unique cart system for WordPress. Most that I have come across have custom post types for products, massive amounts of configurations and requires some coding integration. What I’m planning on doing is making it completely shortcode based. To you create a product by simple defining a shortcode in a post or page. that shortcode then becomes an add to cart button with all the info like sku, price etc embedded.

Theres probably a lot of thinking still, but I think its a good start to something fun. The snap here is of the widget cart summary. It will be a live widget that registers add to cart clicks. and adjusts as needed.

Also i want the design to be set. so its not wrapped in the themes styles. there will be color choices though.

Uploader Widget

I have seen some designs of uploaders before. Having never really thought about why anyone would want one i passed them off as just a useless app. But then when I start working for myself, I realized that there is a need to be able to upload files to a server that will be useable for clients or just simple storage of selected files. Dropbox filled this gap nicely.

But since I have my own server with my own website. it would be nice to be able to send files to my site so that my clients have access to their work. And out came my own uploader. its very simple just a window to drop files in and presto it uploaded to my server. I can then use the files on the site as needed.

Mini Gallery Widget

Following not having done any design work for a while. Years actually. I’ve been looking at making a few designed elements for WordPress. These are meant to be embedded onto pages, posts or sidebars and not use the style of the themes but rather how they are designed to be.

I took a now thought at the standard icon based flickr feed and adapted it to this mini gallery widget. The set of images are placed as a slider window and on click you get a lightbox viewer on the selected image. It also has Twitter and Pinterest built right in.

Events Badge

I haven’t done design work for a while, so thought I would start on a design that I can code into working WordPress Widget.

I’ve always wanted to do an events listing system, but Its so complicated having to implement a calendar, then events view and so on. So I came up with this neat idea. Why not just have a widget that displays a single event. No need to manage a calendar, just post a widget with the details for the event. quick and simple.

So here’s a first draft.

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David Cramer

Custom Plugin Development for WordPress