Since I started with this method of writing articles (what I call things that aren't blog entries, even though you guys insist on referring to blog entries as articles) I've not actually finished one, but at least I'm getting the content out to you in a more timely fashion. Hopefully, while rough, they contain enough information to get you up and running. At least they contain the demo, which is what I imagine most of you are after.
If you have any suggestions on how to make the name picker more re-usable in your projects, please let me know. While I admit that adding it to your forms isn't the simplest of tasks I've tried to keep it modular, reusable and most importantly simple. As developers it's easy for us to develop solutions for ourselves. It's better to develop for the user and this invariably means calling on the KISS strategy.
My plans for the name picker include:
- Making it draggable
- Making it resizable
- Add JSON option for fetching entries - more accurate results and better formatting options.
- Next/previous links to display extra matches.
- Make more things configurable options to allow easy re-use.
Let me know how you get on with it.