Date function parameters for RSS formated date (pubDate)

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10 jQuery Custom Scrollbar Plugins


If you ever wanted to add some custom scrollbars to your website, to scroll the contents and the default browser scrollbars just doesn’t match up with your design, than make sure you check this list of 10 jQuery custom scrollbar plugins. Hope you find the following information helpful.

1. jScrollPane – custom cross-browser scrollbars

Kelvin Luck’s jScrollPane was originally developed in December 2006. It is a jQuery plugin which provides you with custom scrollbars which work consistently across all modern browsers. You can style the scrollbars using simple CSS and they degrade gracefully where JavaScript is disabled.


2. Plugin JQuery : Scrollbar

This page is written in french so use Google’s translate service to translate this page to your preferred language. Download is available for the plugin.
The purpose of this plugin is to add a scrollbar to the item of your choice, to view any content which is larger than the size – vizible space of a div for example. It is aimed to the people who don’t want a default scrollbar. Whell scroll management is also included in this but is not activated.


3. Tiny Scrollbar – A lightweight jQuery plugin

Tiny Scrollbar can be used for scrolling content. It was built using the javascript jQuery library. Tiny scrollbar was designed to be a dynamic lightweight utility that gives webdesigners a powerfull way of enhancing a websites user interface. It can scroll vertical or horizontal, supports scrolling by wheel, thumb, or track and the mimified the size is 2,29 kb


4. jQuery Custom Content Scroller

A custom content scroller created with jquery and css that supports mousewheel, scroll easing and has a fully customizable scrollbar. The script utilizes jQuery UI and Brandon Aaron jquery mousewheel plugin. Very easy to configure and style with css.


5. jQuery Scrollbar replacements

These scrollbars are fully themable allowing their behaviour to be determined as well as their look. This script uses the ‘jquery.corner’ plugin for the lovely cross-browser rounded corners and ‘jquery.drag’ for more reliable drag event registering.

jQuery Scrollbar replacements

6. Scrollbar Paper

Scrollbar Paper does not replace browser’s default scrollbar.
Instead, it covers it with a custom scrollbar, like paper on a wall: that is why it is called Scrollbar Paper.
The benefit of this approach is that the way browser’s default scrollbar behaves is not modified: mouse wheel support, text selection and scrolling performance are the same as usual.

jQuery Scrollbar Paper

7. A custom scrollbar for a DIV

This tool brings HTML5 range input to all browsers in such a way that you can make it look and behave like you want. This small candy weights only 2.2 Kb. Here the rangeinput is used to control scrolling of a DIV. A little more coding and you can present your products like Apple does.

A custom scrollbar for a DIV jQuery

8. ShortScroll – A jQuery UI Google Wave style scroll bar

Jesse Baird has developed this custom scrollbar as a jQuery UI widget after seeing the scroll bar in Google Wave, which added functionality and style making much better than the browser default scroll bar..CSS3 background gradients to do all of the fancy background stuff so if you plan to support Internet Explorer and care about eye candy, plan on creating your own background images.

ShortScroll - A jQuery UI Google Wave style scroll bar

9. jQuery Scroll

A jQuery plugin which renders a custom, CSS styleable vertical scrollbar.

jQuery Scroll Custom

10. Vertical scrollbar using jQuery UI slider

The code assumes a single div with fixed height (#scroll-pane in my example) which contains an absolutely positioned div (#scroll-content) which contains the content for scrolling.

Vertical scrollbar using jQuery UI slider

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ISAPI Rewrite 3.0 REQUEST_URI work around

Helicon Tech have taken quite a different approach with the release of ISAPI Rewrite 3 in that they have adopted a structure that is very much like mod_rewrite for Apache. ISAPI Rewrite 3 now can read rewrite rules directly from Apache .access files without the user needing to do a thing. Although ISAPI Rewrite 3 is very similar to mod_write for Apache now, there are a few things that do not work the same. Take the REQUEST_URI server variable for instance which doesn't work with IIS as IIS doesn't allow the modification of server variables. What Helicon did here was make their own variable called HTTP_X_REWRITE_URL which does allow the modification of server variables. The only drawback is that this then requires you to replace REQUEST_URI with HTTP_X_REWRITE_URL in all you code, or does it?

Replacing REQUEST_URI with HTTP_X_REWRITE_URL in all your code is certainly one way to do it, but it isn't very practical and also makes your code platform dependent because of ISAPI Rewrite 3. Another way to do it is to use the "auto_prepend_file" directive in php.ini to run some code prior to each script to assign the value of HTTP_X_REWRITE_URL to REQUEST_URI. To do this create a file called "request_uri.php" or similar and enter the following code into it;

if (isset($_SERVER['HTTP_X_REWRITE_URL']))

Next, open your php.ini file and find the following directive;

auto_prepend_file =

Now set the value to the full path to the php file you just created, for example;

auto_prepend_file = D:\php\request_uri.php

Restart IIS and you should now have the REQUEST_URI variable available to all of your PHP scripts without altering a single line of code which is very handy. For instance the Drupal CMS uses REQUEST_URI when testing for clean URL compatibility, and with the above set Drupal finally passes this test when hosted on IIS.

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