Articles by Denis Potschien

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Development

Lazy Line Painter for jQuery Animates SVG Onto Your Website

February 14th, 2013
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Lazy Line Painter for jQuery Animates SVG Onto Your Website

Thanks to the canvas element and the drawing capabilities of JavaScript we can calculate and present graphics inside the browser. That way drawings can be animated onto a website. The downside is, that you would have to do a lot of programming to achieve this. If you are not into programming or simply want...

Business Online

Pinstamatic Pimps Pinterest, Allows for Sharing of Websites, Texts and Places

February 10th, 2013
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Pinstamatic Pimps Pinterest, Allows for Sharing of Websites, Texts and Places

You know that the social network Pinterest limits itself to the sharing of visual media, images foremost. Even though this is surely part of its success, there are times when you'd like to share other content, especially when the content is not available as an image. In these cases, Pinstamatic, a new service to...

Development

Tilted: HTML Elements Become Parallelograms With Maskew

February 4th, 2013
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Tilted: HTML Elements Become Parallelograms With Maskew

You know that you can tilt HTML elements into the shape of a parallelogram using the CSS3 property "transform". Nice, at first sight. But then, calling "transform" on a picture leads to tilting the picture itself. Uncle Hugo is not amused about his new skewed look. And you know, it is his corporation you...

Development

New Era: Computation of Time with Moment.js

February 1st, 2013
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New Era: Computation of Time with Moment.js

Calculating time values and displaying them correctly is not child's play. There are lots of different units (Year, Month, Day, Hour etc.) and - more disturbing - different systems of numeration, none of which is decimal. But you need not fall into despair. Moment.js is there to help you. The small JavaScript library comes...

Development

CSS4 Today: Address Parent Elements Using cssParentSelector.js

January 31st, 2013
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CSS4 Today: Address Parent Elements Using cssParentSelector.js

CSS makes it easy to address child and sibling elements. Parent elements cannot be addressed by the use of CSS though, at least not today. CSS4 will introduce this possibility, but do not hope to see any browser supporting that any time soon. The jQuery plugin cssParentSelector allows the use of the new CSS4...

Essentials

Tear Down This Wall: HTML_CodeSniffer Checks Websites For Accessibility

January 27th, 2013
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Tear Down This Wall: HTML_CodeSniffer Checks Websites For Accessibility

Accessibility is a major societal task that is constantly gaining in importance. Websites are no exception here. Even more so, online services for some people are their sole possibility of taking part in social life. Thus accessibility is a vital precondition to allow handicapped people to claim their share of the information age. HTML_CodeSniffer...

Development

Heyoffline.js Notifies Your Users When They Go Offline

January 25th, 2013
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Heyoffline.js Notifies Your Users When They Go Offline

The new features of HTML5 offer online and offline events that can be queried to check for an existing internet connection. Especially web apps need to be able to rely on the proper transmission of the state of the web connection to avoid losing data. The JavaScript library Heyoffline.js provides functionality to achieve just...

Essentials

Fed Up with Unreadable: Are You a Human realises Captchas in the Form of Simple HTML5 Games

January 20th, 2013
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Fed Up with Unreadable: Are You a Human realises Captchas in the Form of Simple HTML5 Games

You know these sickening Captchas any web form these days brings before your eyes. Want to download something? Captcha. Want to send in a complaint to your telecom provider? Captcha. This would not even be a problem if it were only annoying. But more often than not, these Captchas are plain unreadable. Even if...

Development

HTML5: Trendy Tooltips with Tooltipster for jQuery

January 19th, 2013
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HTML5: Trendy Tooltips with Tooltipster for jQuery

Tooltips are a square deal. They allow for the placement of important information just in the very location this information is needed, regardless of screen real estate. Tooltipster is a plugin for jQuery aiming at making the process of creating tooltips as easy as possible while providing the biggest functionality available. They conform...

Design

Neither Graphics Nor Fonts! Icons In Pure CSS3 with One-Div.com

January 9th, 2013
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Neither Graphics Nor Fonts! Icons In Pure CSS3 with One-Div.com

Icons are becoming more and more common these days. Mobile clients are responsible for this trend as icons are most useful in environments where screen real estate is scarce. Icons help you find your ways around without needing too much text (if any). With the rise of higher density screens and rising resolutions it...