Trigger Custom Events with jQuery

Things have come a long way since the early days of the web and standard JavaScript window.onload and element.onclick event handling. Even using JavaScript on your web page was risky business in the early days because the availability and acceptance of JavaScript was so unpredictable. Continue reading

Executing JavaScript in an Ajax Response

I don’t know how, in the many years that I have been building web sites and using Ajax, I have never encountered a situation where I needed to return mixed HTML and executable JavaScript in an Ajax response. I routinely return JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) in Ajax responses as well as plain HTML but never both. Recently that changed. Continue reading