jQuery.dashboard() in CiviCRM 3.1

In January 2009 I wrote and released jQuery.dashboard() plugin, which extends jQuery to quickly and easily create dashboard UIs like iGoogle. A handful of people have using it for a while, but in December 2009, it was announced that CiviCRM 3.1 would include a dashboard feature utilising jQuery.dashboard() plugin! CiviCRM 3.1 was released late January 2010. (So this blog post is a little late!)

Screenshot of jQuery.dashboard() plugin on CiviCRM 3.1 Demo site

You can try it out yourself at CiviCRM's Drupal demo site.

It is great to see that people are finding value in code I wrote and it is encouraging that it is so widely used!


Very Slick

This is really slick. Is it in any way related to the code used on the dashboard being built for the d.o redesign?

Now that your at palantir we'll have to keep out eyes open for some good use of this :)

No. Neil Drumm and I looked

No. Neil Drumm and I looked at collaborating, but Neil had already implemented most of the jQuery side of the d.o dashboard, I didn't have much time, and it had different requirements to jQuery.dashboard(), especially with regards to the version of jQuery and jQuery UI it was dependent on.