Archive for November, 2008

Unobtrusive Zebra Striping

Today I needed yet another zebra-striped table on a page. Having just converted this app to use jQuery, I thought, “there must be a simple way to decorate a table unobtrusively.” It was absolutley simple.

$(document).ready(function() {
  // adds classes for zebra striping table rows
  $('table.zebra tr:even').addClass('zebra_stripe');
}

Now, any table with the zebra class has its even rows decorated with the zebra_stripe class and those rows are styled like so:

tr.zebra_stripe {
  background-color: #F1F5FA;
}

Obama inaugurates YouTube-side chats

We’ve clearly entered a new era of communication. This is very cool: Obama inaugurates YouTube-side chats • The Register

Report Sees New Pollution Threat – NYTimes.com

Ponder your own carbon footprint while reading this: Report Sees New Pollution Threat – NYTimes.com


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