Category: JavaScript

  • Resolution dependent layout update 19 January 2006

    » Change CSS layout according to browser width « After Dave Shea ran into a spot of trouble integrating my rather experimental resolution dependent layout script ...

  • Don't annoy me with your crappy form field focus 27 October 2005

    » Improved Form Field Focus « OK, when you have a page that is mainly about a form, focusing on the first field can be a good thing. Your index finger has a finite number of clicks in it, ...

  • WE05: Presentation notes for "JavaScript and the DOM" 05 October 2005

    Although you won't be able to get the full effect of my crazy spinning bowtie and manic grin, you can download my presentation notes and example files for "JavaScript and the DOM" below. Voted " Most Smartarse Presentation of the ...

  • JavaScript: The Book 14 September 2005

    It's been a badly kept secret by me, but it might come as a surprise to a couple of you that for the past four months I've been writing a book for SitePoint . It's tentatively titled "The JavaScript Anthology" and gets right into ...

  • JSCalc: the JavaScript calculator bookmarklet 21 June 2005

    » JSCalc calculator bookmarklet « Doug pointed out Calq and I thought "Yeah, that's handy, but I don't like installing stuff". So, here's a bookmarklet that pops ...

  • Leave no man behind 25 April 2005

    Seems like some people don't mind seeing JavaScript only applications , some do. But irrespective of which technology we argue about (CSS, JavaScript, Flash), the inherent question is: when is it worthwhile to cater to a minority? ...

  • JavaScript is not the devil's plaything 12 April 2005

    JavaScript has only ever played a bit part on the Web. Back in the 90's it was good for making things go whoosh , but it wasn't used for much more than mouseovers and cursor trails. Gradually, however, it has been making itself ...

  • This is not another XMLHttpRequest article 02 March 2005

    You're probably sick of articles expounding the virtues of XMLHttpRequest by now, well this isn't one of them. While I am suitably impressed with the uses that have brought dynamic retrieval of data via ...

  • widgEditor: A simple, standards-compliant WYSIWYG HTML editor 27 January 2005

    » widgEditor HTML editor « There's quite a few HTML-based HTML editors out there, but they all lack something. Most of them are fairly code obtrusive – requiring you to ...

  • Accessible JavaScript tip #43: onchange select menu 19 October 2004

    » An accessible onchange select menu « The thing about accessibility issues is you can't really predict when one's going to occur. It's only when someone who's affected tells ...

  • JavaScript load placement 29 September 2004

    » Optimal place to load JavaScript that changes the web page « Programming for the Internet is fraught with a whole host of things that you can't depend on, but for the moment I' ...

  • Resolution dependent layout 21 September 2004

    » Varying layout according to browser width « Updated: 19 January 2006 (See the new entry for details) A few weeks ago I thought that I might try out ...

  • Onclick JavaScript parameters 05 August 2004

    Unobtrusive JavaScript requires that you don't place JavaScript calls directly in HTML code. So, when you want to place an onclick handler on an anchor tag, instead of typing: <a id="link" ...

  • Vorsprung durch technik 01 August 2004

    With a nice rest after the launch of my new portfolio , I thought I'd share a few of the techniques I used to create it. (These are just the ones I found mildly interesting) Collapsing ...

  • Mapping DTDs: making validation usable 21 May 2004

    » DTD Mapper « One of the qualms people have with validating pages is that they never know what they're validating from. The W3C releases documents called Document Type ...

  • Technicolor 04 March 2004

    » Technicolor web colour designer « In that grand tradition of me going one step further than is necessary, I present the Technicolor web colour designer. Inspired by the ...

  • SSCrabble 27 January 2004

    » SSCrabble « (full SOWPODS dictionary) » Offline SSCrabble « (284kB ZIP) I think that I might go a bit overboard sometimes. It ...

  • Typing one handed 09 January 2004

    » The mouseboard « I was eating lunch at my desk today and thought I'd go visit the Onion after a hard day reading blogs. Unfortunately, it isn't in my favourites list. Even ...

  • Web page liquidation 22 December 2003

    » True liquid web page example « After reading the explosion in debate over fixed-width versus "liquid" web pages in the web design community of late ( -1- | -2- | ...

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