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jQuery imageless buttons a la Google get an update

That's right, after my jQuery plugin for imageless buttons much akin to those Google use in their online apps has been out in the wild for almost six months, an update is now here, making them version ... uhm ... 1.0.3.

During this time claims the code to have been downloaded ... well darn, doesn't say anything since I apparently didn't add an actual release. Silly of me. But google analytics claims the page to have been viewed 6222 times, which makes it the single most popular page on this site. Yay.

styledButton screenshot

Nothing much has actually changed except that I fixed a horrible bug, which prevented you from having tagged captions in buttons with dropdowns - this surprisingly took all night to fix, since what you'd normally expect jQuery to do simply melted down and refused to work, yes, even with the latest versions. Aside from that I've also dropped support for Safari 2 because updating jQuery to 1.3.x killed everything. It was a surprise to me, but the latest jQuery simply refused to load, nothing worked.

However, if you wish to support the old jQuery this imageless buttons plugin should still work as well as ever, except you won't be able to use tagged captions for dropdowns.

That makes the list of supported browsers as follows:

  • Opera 10 beta
  • Opera 9.6x
  • Firefox 3
  • Firefox 2
  • Safari 4
  • Safari 3
  • Internet Explorer 8 beta
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Chrome
  • Adobe AIR 1.5+

Which means it should display pixel perfect and the same in all of those, except of course for any differences in parsing fonts.

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Published on July 12th, 2009 in Adobe AIR, JavaScript, jQuery, Uncategorized, Usability

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