Tag Archives: javascript

There’s a definite cycle to web languages and technologies

I don’t think there’s a lot of industries with a rate of change like the web. The code you’re writing today and the language you’re using might not even be on your radar anymore a year from now. And every … Continue reading

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A few things that caught my attention this week

This week I came across a few things that I think will make being a front end developer a lot easier. Nothing that’s going to change the world but just some things that will make your job simpler and allow … Continue reading

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Liven up a web page Apple style

One thing I really like about Apple’s website is the smaller effects they add to it. And despite the really misleading pictures of the new iMac (I wish it was a half an inch thin!), I really think the animated … Continue reading

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Make an HTML5 drag and drop project list with autosave – Part 2

In the first part, I showed you how to set up our drag and drop list using HTML5’s built in drag and drop as well as add new projects to our list. Everything works great except it’s not really useful … Continue reading

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Make an HTML5 drag and drop project list with autosave – Part 1

One of the great things about where the web is going is that a lot of the functionality that we’ve had to create with JavaScript and plugins is now being built into the browser. One that’s pretty useful is drag … Continue reading

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Use CSS if you can then fall back to JavaScript

I have a rule when I’m making a website and that’s if you can do it with CSS, then do it with CSS. And recently I had a situation where I was updating some slideshows on a site and it … Continue reading

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Using jQuery and JSON to display content

In my previous post I showed you how to get some data from a JSON file and then add to a web page using jQuery (if you haven’t read that one, you should read it first so this makes sense). … Continue reading

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Getting Started with jQuery and JSON

If you’re passed to absolute beginner stage of learning JavaScript, I’m sure that you’ve at least of of JSON, even if you don’t know exactly what it is. JSON, or JavaScript Object Notation, is pretty much a JavaScript based alternative … 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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