Walter was born in the land of cheese, and raised in the desert by prairie dogs and Jesuits. He lives near Philadelphia with his lovely wife, three daughters, and a racing poodle.
He is a recovering photographer, and enjoys speaking about himself in the third person.
297 downloads, 6 comments.
This Action patches the version (and source) of Prototype.js and Scriptaculous to the very latest branch, making it more compatible with IE 9 and 10.
47 downloads, 0 comments.
Set a radio button to be checked automatically using PHP. You must have a global variable identical to the radio group name set in your page for this code to do anything.
15 downloads, 0 comments.
Add a random background to your page, or any layer on your page.
63 downloads, 1 comment.
ReadFeed allows you to republish RSS feeds as HTML linked lists. You have complete control over the output format, and can style the resulting list using CSS styles.
44 downloads, 1 comment.
This Action creates a little ‘more…’ link in an overflowed HTML box, and shifts the overflow content into a lightbox-style overlay.
378 downloads, 4 comments.
This Action may be applied to any element in a Freeway layout to remove the height and/or width dimensions from it. This allows you to duplicate the “Height Can Shrink” behavior in a layer-based layout.
44 downloads, 11 comments.
This Action removes the P tag that Freeway uses to position an image within a table cell. This is a last-ditch tool to solve issues of images in hand-drawn tables not completely filling the cell. It may cause more problems than it solves. Apply it to each image.
16 downloads, 1 comment.
Make a CSS menu for your Backdraft site that responds to the breakpoints you’ve set for your layout. When you scale down below the smallest “large screen”, you get a screen-space-preserving “hamburger” menu button.
621 downloads, 18 comments.
368 downloads, 81 comments.
Create fading slideshows out of graphics or HTML elements. These elements are loaded when needed, so the page size remains as small as possible. Uses Prototype and Scriptaculous for compatibility with Freeway Pro’s built-in effects.
347 downloads, 17 comments.
Create an image slideshow that animates continuously. Use this element as a page background, or an in-page element, and use it in a responsive or flexible layout, too! The effect will degrade slightly on IE 8 and below, because the images will not resize to the size of the container.
284 downloads, 8 comments.
Reduce the page loading time for your graphics-heavy pages. This Action causes all images on your page that are not currently visible on screen (below the fold) to be replaced with the _clear.gif placeholder, so they load instantaneously. Whenever you scroll or resize the browser window, these images are checked again to see if any part of them is visible now, and loaded if necessary.
95 downloads, 0 comments.
A lightbox effect that works with Scriptaculous, and can easily handle nearly any type of content you can throw at it.
134 downloads, 10 comments.
This is a complete re-write of the ScriptyLightbox Action. It does less than the original, but hopefully will be more useful for that limited set of functions.
175 downloads, 25 comments.
The third generation of the ScriptyLightbox series. This Action is similar in application and design to ScriptyLightbox2. Under the hood, it is all new, using the CDN-hosted scripts and resources to make your pages lighter weight and faster to load.
781 downloads, 68 comments.
Freeway creates select lists with a couple of minor flaws. If an option does not have a value provided (say if you wanted to have an option that didn’t have any value, like “Please choose…”) then it simply omits the value=“” property. It also does not include the label=“the label” property for options.
7 downloads, 1 comment.
Extracted from TableKit, this Action converts a Freeway-drawn table to a complete semantic table, with
<tbody> elements as mandated by the W3C spec. It can also (optionally) strip out the P tags that Freeway insists on using to wrap your table content, and add a
<tfoot> element if you need that.
160 downloads, 0 comments.
Want to use the Simple Site Search on the same page as another form? You’ll find the work-arounds are pretty complex. Simple Site Search Helper makes it easy to combine forms like this.
95 downloads, 0 comments.
Apply this Action to an HTML box to convert its contents into an RSS feed. A link to the feed will be added to the head of the page, where browsers will notice it and generate a link in the Location bar.
29 downloads, 0 comments.
This Action gives all anchor links on your page an animated smooth scroll behavior, rather than “snapping” into view.
838 downloads, 23 comments.
This Action allows you to “stick” an element on the screen in an unusual way. If the element is “above the fold”, such that it appears within the browser when the page loads, it stays put there until you scroll the browser window far enough for it to move out of the browser window. Once it reaches that point, it is “stuck” in place 10px below the top of the window, and never appears to move beyond that point.
314 downloads, 8 comments.
Use the fabulous SublimePlayer to post HTML5 video (and bonus – convert your page to valid HTML5).
83 downloads, 3 comments.
This Action allows you to use Retina-ready SVG graphics in your Freeway page, while providing a JPEG fallback for elderly browsers.
113 downloads, 22 comments.
Sort a data table by clicking on the headers. Automatically creates the styles and re-orders the Freeway-generated HTML to make it behave properly like a data table.
74 downloads, 1 comment.