European Job Search

As i am currently looking for a job in Belgium/Netherlands, i was curious to see how many job openings are out there for IT professionals in Europe.
To satisfy my curiosity, i have put together a little web application called European Job Search. It still has some minor flaws, but already can give results you wouldn't expect (many php jobs in the Czech Republic, anyone?).
The map itself is SVG based (see my previous posts about building it), and i am sorry to say, but it will NOT work for Internet Explorer users.


jQuery 1.3 released

Marking the 3rd birthday of jQuery, John has released version 1.3. I was curious to see the performance improvement caused by the new sizzle selector engine. According to their testing it is 49% faster than in the previous release that was already considered fast as hell.
For a complete list of novelties, see the release notes.


imgmap 2.1 is available

...ok, the new version contains some major changes so watch out, if you have any bugs or kinks to report, please do so. You can grab the latest pack here or here.

Version 2.1 changelog:
  • Separated most drawing-specific and gui-specific codes. This means easier integration with ANY kind of user interface.
  • GUI specific functions went to default_interface.js
  • JSDoc toolkit based documentation using modified outline template of JProton.
  • Updated all examples to use separate interface code and map handling code.
  • Removed example 5, since all examples use callbacks now.
  • Fixed issue when dragging areas in Safari will cause selecting all kinds of things.
  • Fixed issue when scrolled image in Opera will result drawing with offset.
  • Fixed Issue 13 : Suggestion: image url with timestamp
  • Fixed Issue 14 : Javascript error in MSIE
  • Fixed Issue 17: Doesn't work with Adobe AIR 1.1 - new package built with latest SDK
  • Internal and generated html shape names are HTML conform (circle, rect, poly)
  • Zoom (scale) functionality (new function scaleAllAreas, new property globalscale)
  • Zoom introduced to all plugins.
  • Added CSS output and Wiki output formats.
  • Added bezier (quadratic curve) support (just for fun, not standard image map shape, disabled by default)
  • Updated FCKEditor example to use latest FCK.
  • TODO: Elliminated some memleaks using drip.
  • TODO: update tiny
  • AIR queries are now synchronous.


File your browser bugs

John Resig made an excellent writeup how to test your sites in the latest nightlies and how to file bug reports for different browsers. Opera not having an open bug system is pretty lame i think. From one side they must have thousands of duplicates, for the other side, once you have reported a bug, there is no way that you will know what happens with it. It's like throwing stuff into a black box. I reported a bug some time ago (demo here, the mouse cursor should change when you move your mouse accross the area), still no news about it. I love Opera, but i dislike their bug tracking.