2014 Review: Day 7

As 2014 winds down, we’ll take an opportunity to look back at some of our most-read posts from this year, in case you missed them the first time. 

Software screen capture

Via JMack on StackOverflow

Christopher Keefer is back, showing a useful technique for selectively hiding option values from inside of select controls:

Hidden Options: A Workaround

Here’s the situation:

You’ve got a select. Maybe a whole bunch of selects, with a ton of options each (metric ton – let’s keep our imaginary hyperbolic units straight here); and these are meant to be complex interactive elements, with options made visible or not as some programmatic condition dictates.

Traditionally, if you wanted to selectively display options, you had to do it the hard way – remove the non-visible option nodes entirely. What, did you want to filter on some state information stored on the node? Too bad – you’ll have to keep track of the full structure outside of the DOM and filter on that, inserting or removing elements as needed.

This is sub-optimal.


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Brett g Porter

Brett g Porter

Lead Engineer, Audio+Music at Art+Logic
Audio+Music development engineer. Always looking for excuses to write code. Tweets at @bgporter.
Brett g Porter


Music (composer/trombonist/software) + Ice Cream (making/eating). Lead Software Engineer @Artiphon. Creator of @tmbotg. Exec board @ https://t.co/NUgK6mOsay. he/him.
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  1. Exim

    Brett, slight off-topic, do you plan to consider oversees (Europe) applicants for you engineering openings?


    • Brett g Porter

      Sorry, we’re only able to work with developers in the US and Canada right now…