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jQuery Mobile 1.3 is now available as a stable release. This new version spearheads the jQuery team’s efforts to fully incorporate responsive web design principles into its robust library. Among the new features are several widgets optimized...
Creating canvas apps is the new thing, we can even create games with it, it’s supported in all major browsers both desktop and mobile, and that makes it a more viable solution than using Flash. In this tutorial we are going to use the canvas element...
Bundled with HTML5 came a large number of API goodness and one of the best was the Fullscreen API that provides a native way for the browser to do what was only possible in flash for a long time: display the webpage in fullscreen mode for the user....
Lately some websites, like This is the Brigade and All You, have started featuring a dynamic and animated menu that resizes on scroll down. Minimizing the main navigation to allow more space for the content. In this tutorial, I’ll explain...
We launched our new StartupGiraffe website a few months ago, and we've been meaning to write a post about how we did a piece of the frontend for anyone interested. Our goal was to create a fun and responsive site that showed off our brand. Once our...
One major issue with JavaScript-based applications is that they break the Back button. If you update content on the page with JavaScript rather than loading a new page from the server, no entry made is in the browser history; so when the user...
RequireJS is an effective way to improve the speed and quality of your JavaScript code additionally making it a lot more readable and easier to maintain. In this article I'll introduce you to RequireJS and how you can begin using it. We will go...
Thumbnails are one of the purest pieces of usability the digital age has created. In essence a thumbnail is a preview, a promise of what you'll see if you click the link. A small glimpse with less data, faster to load and less greedy for screen...
Issues of cross-browser compatibility, screen resolution and inconsistent HTML and CSS code are things of the past in mobile development. Developers who are still grappling with these issues are far behind the times and need to learn a few...
If there's one thing that drives me insane online, it's when input forms allow me to enter incorrect data, only to point out the mistake after I try and submit it. It seems like half the forms I submit have to be refilled and submitted over again...
The one ECMAScript it's still okay to like, JavaScript has in recent years shrugged off its 'under-powered', 'bloated' and 'incomplete' labels and grown into the universal go-to solution for front-end scripting. Go to your drawer and pull...
I'm not sure whether it's Instagram, Hipstamatic, or some other smartphone photography app that should be thanked (blamed?) for the advent of applying vintage or other effects to every photo taken, but regardless of who started it, it doesn't...
Optimizing how space is used on a screen is a key component of good web design, and especially of responsive design. There are a number of ways to approach this kind of challenge, and one of the most popular is auto-arrangement of elements within...
It's hard to identify universally accepted rules in web design, but if there is one that the whole community agrees upon, it's that you should always separate your content from its style. On almost every webpage, data is output as HTML and style...