I have been working on a few scripts recently a little different to the normal ones you might find on DeVSeO. Partly this is because I have now discovered how awesome jQuery can be, and how easy it is to learn and use. Because of this I have undertaken a few personal "mini-projects" with the help of jQuery and a little bit of HTML5 thrown in for good measure.
The first of these is my new "ATM Finder", which uses Google Maps to plot ATMs on a map for you based on one of a number of parameters. If you are using a smartphone or have an HTML5-capable browser you can use the GeoPosition functions to plot the map based on your current location. This doesn't work that well for desktop PCs because the GeoPosition is usually based on where you ISP is located. But for smartphones, from my testing at least, it should work really well!
If you have any issues with it please comment below and let me know. I am considering release it as an app for various smartphones, but it currently works pretty well as a web-based application.
The second one I've been trialling is an "xml google sitemap checker". All you have to do is give it the URL of your XML sitemap and it';ll pull all of the links from it and test them to make sure they are working correctly. If any pages could not be found they it will let you know, any if you have any pages redirecting strangely you will also be told about that. It's quite simple for the moment and I'll look to improve at a later date, but for now should suffice as a quick xml sitemap checking tool.
Once again, if you have any comments or additions you'd like to see please leave me a comment below and I'll see what I can do. I should also note that both of these tools work much better in a more recent browser, preferably supporting CSS3 and in the case of the ATM finder, if you require the GeoPositioning you'll need an HTML5-compliant browser.
Posted 6th Jul 2011 @ 16:25:50 Last update 24th May 2013 @ 18:01:35