EQ2U Gets New Popups for Better Positioning, Spells

Written by Feldon on . Posted in EQ2 Data & EQ2U

I’m thrilled to announce that the last three weeks of Javascript hell endured by Dethdlr have paid off, as EQ2U is now running totally revamped display code for Item Popups (Tooltips if you prefer). While we were at it, we also took the opportunity to switch our Spells pages to internal popups. This applies both when viewing a Character, and when browsing Spells directly.

[eq2u]Chains of the Baleful Soul[/eq2u] | [eq2u]Torrent of Pestilence[/eq2u] | [eq2u]Assassin’s Drape of War[/eq2u]

Once I started testing out the new code, and I saw item popups snap into nice neat positions rather than going off the screen or flickering, I was spoiled. This change applies sitewide to EQ2U, from Item Searches to AA Popups to Spells. This is not the only thing we’re working on, but wanted to push this out there and you’ll see in a followup article why we’re excited about Item Popups.

Other Updates

If you haven’t been reading the Update Notes on EQ2U (yes, we have update notes ;) — they’re in the lower right corner), here are some things we’ve added over the past few weeks/months which you may not have noticed:

http://u.eq2wire.com/item/index/3718993215

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Comments (16)

  • enotirab

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    Awesome job! Did you use a different plug-in all together or just write some custom javascript code. I’ve had similar problems with some jquery popup plugins and I’m just curious. Looks amazing and well worth the effort!

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    • Feldon

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      Dethdlr looked at jQuery and while it’s good at a lot of things, it’s biggest blind spot seems to be consistent popups.

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  • Enric

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    Spent a few minutes checking it out. I really like it. Being able to look at adornments on equipment without the obnoxious flickering is great. You and Dethdlr are putting out some really quality work.

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  • Possessive

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    Wow. Just wow. You guys amaze me every time you add something to the site. Awesome job.

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  • Landiin

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    Good job! Popups suck to code, you guys did a good job on these.

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  • Morgan

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    Looks like there’s a bug with saved search results. The recipe book link above yields no results.

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  • Whilhelmina

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    Now to allow us to use the tooltips from somewhere else!

    For recipe books, you want to choose the following criterias:
    Name: Grandmaster
    Min Adv Level: 90
    Max Adv Level: 95
    Type: Recipe Book

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  • Jrel

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    These item popups are pretty awesome to say the least!

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  • Dethdlr

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    Thanks all. The vast majority of the new popups are my own custom javascript. There’s a little here and there that came from example code I found on scripting sites but not too much. Feldon wasn’t kidding when he said I was in javascript hell for three weeks.

    @Whilhelmina: use on other sites may be coming soon. I’ve got a little bit more code cleanup to do and a tad more beta testing before it’s ready but the coding for that is pretty much done. :)

    Oh, I forgot to mention, if you’re using an iPad, you should now be able to click on the popup windows to get them to disapear. And I’ll take a look at that search link to see what’s going on.

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  • Mortager

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    Awesome Job Dethdlr,

    Now get back on your coercer, and lets “kill something dam-mit” =)

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  • Aliscious

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    This is a beautiful thing :) and love for the iPad users too, thank you!

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  • Dethdlr

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    The search link should be fixed now. I missed a line when I added the ability to search for items with specific adornment slots.

    @Mortager: Oh, that’s right! I forgot about that. Actually PLAYING the game for a change. :)

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  • Mermut

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    Awesome job!

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  • Whilhelmina

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    I forgot to say that it’s all my fault. I sent a request about tooltips and I sent this poor Dethdlr into a frenzy. Sorry Dethdlr, Thanks Dethdlr, you’re the best Dethdlr, and I can wait patiently as long as you want since I thought there was no way of getting off-site tooltips in the first place! No rush!

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  • Dethdlr

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    @Whilhelmina: lol. Nah, it’s ok. We’ve been wanting to do these since before we released a beta version of EQ2U. It’s just been WAY down on the priority list. That and it was WAY above my javascript knowledge too. Had to learn a good bit to pull these off remotely. Even started over a couple of times once I’d learned a bit more. :)

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  • Panther

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    Thanks so much for the hard work – EQ2U puts anything SOE has brough out to shame. I use this site everyday.

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