Monthly Archives: November 2011

Working with CSS3 can be fun but it can also be amazingly frustrating

I recently decided to redesign my site and the main CSS3 effect I want to use works great in Webkit browsers but not so much in Firefox, at least not yet. I know you’re thinking, wait, what about Opera or … Continue reading

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Stuff they don’t tell JavaScript noobs: Making your arguments optional

One thing that took me a while to grasp fully when it came to programming was passing arguments to functions. I don’t know why but it was one of those things that I just got one day. But something that … Continue reading

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Draw a rectangle using the mouse on the canvas in less than 40 lines of JavaScript

One thing that is a lot easier than people think is using the mouse to interact with the canvas tag. To show how easy, I wrote some code that allows a user to draw a rectangle on the canvas. This … Continue reading

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Stuff they don’t tell JavaScript noobs: Convert a string into a variable name

Hey, I said this might turn into a series and it’s turned into a series of two! Last week, I put up a post about creating something you’d usually use jQuery to write using pure JavaScript. And as usual, I … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about jQuery

The more and more that I work with JavaScript, the less and less I find myself using jQuery. And then I saw this tweet and it made realized that there are two types of jQuery users. There’s the designers and … Continue reading

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Become a better JavaScript developer by recreating jQuery effects in raw JS

A couple of days ago, a client wanted a couple of pages of videos changed to one page with a series of thumbnail links to the videos. And they wanted a way to show all the video thumbs or ones … Continue reading

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