Home made tab and slider module for joomla1.5

Change Log:

Update 14, January, 2010

WOW, This extension has been approved by JED Team. Pls visit it and place you rating.

Update 8, June, 2010(Must see)

  • Fixed a bug for php error, it was a typo error
  • Transition parameter was missing for slider, it’s fixed now
  • Download file is updated! Please reinstall or update the files only. Changes are in the mod_simplejoomlatabslider.xml, mod_simplejoomlatabslider.php and helper.php file

tabIf you check joomla1.5.x backend(joomla1.x had same) in any component or module configuration the right col accordian slider is common. In some components u should see tab too.To make such tab and slider is just so easy !

I think you are thinking about my post title, why I used the words “home made”. Because I am going to show you how u can make such a tab/slider module for front end just using joomla own resource. Joomla gives some execillent api to make html grid, tab, slider etc within a moment. JPane is such an api to make tab and slider. Here you will get some code example about how to make tab using JPane.

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Submit form of iframe from parent window

In phpxperts yahoo group there was a thread about how to submit a form in a iframe outside the iframe I mean from parent window. I replied my idea using js but the iframe should be in same domain. The js code is like


let me give u whole code. make a new file named frame.html and write the bellow code in that file

<form id="myformid" name="myformname" method="post" action="" target="_self" onSubmit="">
	Name: <input type="text" size="20" name="name" value="" id="namefield" />

and open a new file again and save in same dir with name index.html and write the bellow code in it

< !DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">

	<title>Iframe form submit from outside</title>


<div id="infodivid"></div>
<iframe src ="frame.html" width="auto" height="40px" frameborder="0" id="myframeid" name="myframename">
<p><input onClick="submitiframeform(); return false;" type="button" name="submit" value="Submit" /></p>
<script type="text/javascript">

function submitiframeform(){

now open the index.html in browser and click the submit button and see the form is getting submitted. I think If you just check the code then I don’t need to explain ‘what is why’.


childNodes problem in FF !!!

I was working with js and got a peculiar problem (it’s was unknown to me πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ πŸ™ ) about childNodes count in firefox and opera. Internet explorer showed perfectly. suppose my html is like

<ul id="ul_id">
<li id="id1"> One</li>
<li id="id2"> Two</li>

Now the js:

objFather = document.getElementById('ul_id'); //get the father  ul' ID
arrayChildren = objFather.childNodes; //geting array of children
childNum = arrayChildren.length;

Here childNum will give diff values for diff browser. FF, Opera counts the whitespaces . textnodes as child but IE is normal in this case.

Usefull link: One

Detect browser name and version using js

I was trying to detect browser version and browser name using java script. I got so many techniques but I am happy with jquery’s one. It’s pretty simple and small block of code. Just check the bellow code that I got from jquery. As it is not possible to use the whole js library all the time but I like to use some part of it or follow the techniques for cross browser tasks. πŸ˜€

//Detect browser version
var userAgent = navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase();
// Figure out what browser is being used
var browser = {
version: (userAgent.match( /.+(?:rv|it|ra|ie)[\/: ]([\d.]+)/ ) || [])[1],
safari: /webkit/.test( userAgent ),
opera: /opera/.test( userAgent ),
msie: /msie/.test( userAgent ) && !/opera/.test( userAgent ),
mozilla: /mozilla/.test( userAgent ) && !/(compatible|webkit)/.test( userAgent )
alert('Browser Version='+browser.version.toString()+ ' Safari='+(browser.safari? 'Yes': 'No')+' Opera='+(browser.opera? 'Yes': 'No')+' IE='+(browser.msie? 'Yes': 'No')+' FF='+(browser.mozilla? 'Yes': 'No'));
//end browser detection

Edit: Here one thing you may be confused about the test() method. It’s a builtin function in js. The test() method is used to search for a match of a regular expression in a string.

Here’s some links about Test();

  1. Email Address valiadtion
  2. W3 school link