jQuery Roundup: Timeago, glDatePicker, Boston Conference

02 Aug 2011 | By Alex Young | Tags jquery plugins events date

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Timeago (GitHub: rmm5t / jquery-timeago, License: MIT) by Ryan McGeary generates fuzzy timestamps (like “less than a minute ago”) from ISO 8601 formatted dates and times:


It even has i18n support!

This plugin takes advantage of the Datetime Design Pattern microformat.


glDatePicker (GitHub: glad / glDatePicker) by Gautam Lad is a lightweight date picker, featuring:

  • Forward/backward navigation
  • Current date highlight
  • Various date selection and navigation restriction options
  • Styles per-date picker

The most basic usage is just $('#date1').glDatePicker(), and there are lots of examples on the project’s homepage.

jQuery Conference: Boston

The jQuery Boston conference will be on the October 1-2, 2011, at the Royal Sonesta. Speakers include:

  • Ben Alman
  • Yehuda Katz
  • Rick Waldron
  • Adam Sontag
  • Jörn Zaefferer
  • John Resig

Registration is open and costs $299.00 for the two day conference.

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