JQuery and Frames

Although there is definitely some room for debate in the web development and design community on where the usage of frames is necessary, there are some situations where they cannot be avoided.

Manipulation of data within these frames can be confusing, and dumping frames to page content using ajax or server side code is not always possible. This is especially true if these pages contain their own sub-site navigation.

In these scenarios, JQuery helps us simplify content management within frames using a combination of the “.contents()” method and “find” functionality to locate and update elements.

If “videoframe” is the id of the iframe, the example below changes the background color of a body inside the frame to a specific color.

JS (JQuery):

$('#videoframe').contents().find("body").css("background-color", "#FFFFFF");

JQuery API, http://api.jquery.com/contents


About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is a software engineer and tech consultant. Ronnie started his career in front-end and back-end development for companies in ecommerce, service industries and remote education. This work transitioned from traditional desktop client-server applications through early cloud development. Software included human resource management and service technician workflows, online retail e-commerce and electronic ordering and fulfillment, IVR customer relational systems, and video streaming remote learning SCORM web applications. Hands on server experience and software performance optimization led to creation of a startup business focused on collocated data center services and continued experience with video streaming hardware and software. This led to a career in Amazon Prime Video where Ronnie is currently employed, building software and systems which stream live sports and events for millions of viewers around the world.

Posted on January 5, 2011, in Programming & Development and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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