From the deep
If this doesn’t make you laugh I don’t know what will.
Some of these corporate identities are amazing. I think I need to think about updating Centation’s material.
I have always struggled to find a good modal script. They are either bulky, too limited or too hard to style for individual sites. However, SimpleModal is really stepping up to the mark making modal windows super easy.
An interesting article on how the guys behind Twitter had the idea, worked on it, found investors and eventually turned it into a big thing.
There’s no way around it. Labour’s up the creek without a paddle, the Conservatives sole policy is to attack Labour and the Lib Dens are lagging behind, as per usual. And now we have the British National Party.
My heart died a little inside when I read that mouseenter and mouseleave still will not be supported with the live() function.
“A jQuery plugin to parse urls and provides easy access to information within them, such as the protocol, host, port, the segments that make up the path and the various query string values.”
“ToggleVal gives you the option to populate the default text of form fields (in a few different ways), and will then toggle the default value when the field receives and loses keyboard focus.” I’m always having to do this manually, but not any more.
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A recent client had their website text (which they wanted to keep largely the same) only on their current website which was completely Flash. And to make things worse you couldn’t copy the text. Flash Probe to the rescue, does what is says on the tin very well.
You learn the vast of majority of these by playing around at the start, but there are a couple of gems such as ‘Quickly toggle between blending modes‘ and ‘Copy multiple layers‘.
Ever wondered: “Grrr. Why isn’t this working in IE6/7/8?”. Just have a quick look at this cheat sheet to see if the method you are using is even supported!
A couple days ago I posted about a jQuery plugin which transformed long lists into a manageable, accessible format. I didn’t notice the same site also created another similar way to organise the list and, in my opinion, a far cleaner implementation.
Discover which browsers support some of the more advanced CSS3 and HTML5 functions, such as animations, columns, canvas’ and RGBa colours. Hint: Safari, Chrome and Firefox do well, Opera and IE fail miserably.
I’ve stumbled into this bug in jQuery/IE once whilst building a news ticker for a client. Not yet had time to test it out, but the comments seem positive.
I’ve always been one to grow tired of my personal blog layouts. Knowing this I deliberately started with an almost blank canvas ready for me to add little details here and there. Well, you’re looking at the result after a smidgen of just that.
Being a bit of a space geek I was thrilled to see the launch of Experience the Planets with outstanding compositions and desktop wallpapers from the renowned Greg Martin and co.
“…an easy way to unobtrusively add a letter-based navigation widget to any UL or OL list.” Especially impressive considering the packed version creeps in at under 4K.
Really ought to show Grid System Generator some love after the months of continual use.
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From the deep
There are many alternatives (Balsamiq and Go Mockingbird, to name a few) and haven’t delved too deeply, but looks like a solid (free, for now) alternative.
Handsontable is a minimalistic approach to Excel-like table editor in HTML & jQuery. Now with column and row headers!
Making good-looking graphs shouldn’t be hard. Morris.js is a lightweight library that uses jQuery and Raphaël to make drawing time-series graphs easy.
Git allows groups of people to work on the same documents (often code) at the same time, and without stepping on each other’s toes. It’s a distributed version control system.
Seems as though the jQuery team are planning on dropping support for IE 6/7/8 in jQuery 2.0, expected to be released in early 2013. Now, although I don’t particularly like IE, I think that might be a little too aggressive a development path. Unfortunately few people still use IE 6, a little more 7, and quite a chunk 8.
I am thrilled to announce the arrival of a new stable version of Node.js. Compared with the v0.6 releases of Node, this release brings significant improvements in many key performance metrics, as well as cleanup in several core APIs,
Researchers have clocked light beams made of “twisted” waves carrying 2.5 terabits of data – the capacity of more than 66 DVDs – per second.
Ratchet is a component library for PHP that provides developers with the tools to create real time, bi-directional applications between clients and servers. This is not your Grandfather’s Internet.
Test your regular expressions with live matching and custom string matching.
Google Maps users may soon find it easier to plan a trip on some of England and Wales’s waterways. The search engine has teamed up with the Canal and River Trust, a charity that will be in charge of the two countries’ water network from July.
We have been meaning to add this kind of functionality to Signable for a while. Will have to add it to the ever-growing todo list.
Resize your browser to reveal just a handful of the kind of devices you should expect web pages to be viewed on.
Still no real “hands on” with the newly announced Microsoft Surface, but it looks as though it will integrate well into their product line since it runs Windows 8 (whether that will be a full or stripped version is as yet unknown).
PlayThru is the next generation of online human verification. It is designed to be more simple, more intuitive, and more fun than the current CAPTCHA options. We use game mechanics to create an experience that is more enjoyable than solving that awful squiggly text.
I have actually created this exact plugin for our internal CMS – I might look into releasing it into the public after this.
Not sure how manu years Linux users have waited for an update, but it seems to finally be here!