Category Archives: web development

Some videos about JavaScript and HTML that will make you smarter

Get Paul Irish and Brendan Eich for the price of one! Paul talks about the past and future of HTML and Brendan talks about the future of JavaScript. Rebecca Murphey takes about writing JavaScript without the DOM and the smart … Continue reading

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Add a jQuery fallback to browsers that don’t support the input required attribute

One of the things that I really like that HTML5 has introduced is the required attribute for the input tag. The functionality isn’t as far along as I’d like, it would be cool if the browser would check for an … Continue reading

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Prerender text for HTML5 canvas to speed up your code

If you’ve looked at HTML5’s canvas tag at all, then you’ve probably heard people mention prerendering elements on another canvas to speed up your code. The main reason to do this is the eliminate the need to draw the same … Continue reading

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Build an HTML5 Video Preloader

In my previous post about checking when an HTML5 video has loaded, I made the comment at the end that you could use the code to build your own preloader. Afterwards, I got a couple of emails asking me how … Continue reading

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Check when an HTML5 video has loaded

I’ve done a lot of work with Flash video, as I suspect most front end developers have, and as excited as I was for video that didn’t need a plug-in, I’ve also found HTML5 video a bit frustrating at times. … Continue reading

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It’s pretty amazing what you can make with a bit of CSS3 and a couple of lines of JavaScript

One of the things that I love about being a front-end developer is that website effects that were sometimes more complicated and time consuming than they were worth can now be created with a few lines of code. When I … Continue reading

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Using Ajax and PHP to get content from a database

Up until now I’d only used Ajax to send information to a PHP file to send an email or to enter something into a database. But last week I started working on a site that featured pop ups that would … Continue reading

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A Couple of Videos That Will Make You a Smarter Web Developer

Jeremy McPeak goes over how to write fast, lightweight JavaScript. You can check out the accompanying article here. This is a video you might want to check out again in 6 months or so if you’re still new to JS. … Continue reading

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SVG animations for fun and profit!

Guess what’s cool? SVG. Guess what’s even cooler? SVG animation. The crazy thing about SVG animation is there’s a few different ways you can do them. Here’s a quick introduction into some of them. First let’s take a look at … Continue reading

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Quick intro to using SVG in an HTML page

With all the different screen sizes and resolutions that are out there now, using SVG graphics instead of images is a great option. But there’s a couple of problems, at least that I’ve come across. First, for something that’s been … Continue reading

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