Feb 19 2013

HTML5 Server-Sent-Events: How To React On Server Requests With JavaScript

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You certainly know the XMLHttpRequest object, with which it is possible to communicate with a web server from inside an HTML document and have it updated without the need for reloading the page. Now, with the newly introduced server sent event, part of HTML5, we can even react to requests from the server side without the need for a reload. This way we can keep page contents simultaneously updated. This proves useful in several cases, e. g. regarding your stock of products, that is probable to change every second.

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Feb 18 2013

Photoshop Etiquette: Basic Knowhow for Designing The Web Using Photoshop

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Adobe’s Photoshop still is the market’s most common and most popular choice for professional designers. Besides photography and print design, which Photoshop once got invented for, it is widely used in the designing of websites, too. The last ten years saw the product grow in functionality especially in terms of web design features. A large part of the world’s most successful websites started as a draft in Adobe’s market leader. Photoshop Etiquette is a new and free service, aiming at beginners in web design with Photoshop. It offers the absolute basics and makes for a very good starting point.

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Feb 17 2013

Facts, Facts, Facts: The Anatomy of a Successful Resume (Infographic)

No matter whether you are seeking for a nine-to-five or whether you want to get that freelance job. It is always inevitable to make the best possible impression, be it on an employer or a client. How this best impression can be planned and crafted is the subject of a recent infographic. NowSourcing, internet marketers by profession, have put it together for TopCounselingSchool.org. If you are sitting over the papers, trying to write your resume, push them aside and read on…

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Feb 15 2013

New Tools: CSS-Preprocessor Roole and HTML Converter Markdown.css

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Astonishing things happen inside the development community. It keeps pushing out tools at an hourly rate, where some tools become essential and others are never again heard of. Today we will be looking at two tools, one from each side of this spectrum. While Roole, a JavaScript-based preprocessing CSS language, proves immediately useful, Markdown.css asks for a deeper look, or two.

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Feb 14 2013

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 to save some time, the jQuery plugin Lazy Line Painter might come in handy. It promises to perform this tedious task for you.

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Feb 13 2013

Integrating Social Media into WordPress: Plugins You Cannot Live Without

If you are running a website on WordPress or any other way, chances are that you already know that after search engines, social networking websites are the primary referrers of traffic. However, earning visitors from social networks such as Facebook and Twitter depends heavily on how easy the social sharing mechanism on your website is. After all, in order to attract new visitors via Facebook, you need to ensure that existing ones share your content there. Look at other social networks, you will not find exceptions to that rule. In this article, we will be taking a look at some of the best social sharing plugins for WordPress websites.

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Feb 12 2013

CSS Rooted: Flexible Type Sizes With REM

Best practices of defining font sizes are discussed throughout the web since its inception. Besides the traditional candidates, such as px, em and %, rem represents a fairly new alternative, taking the best of the other units and combining them into one.

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Feb 10 2013

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 extend Pinterest’s capabilities comes into play. Pinstamatic allows for the sharing of texts, websites and places. It enhances the presentation of images also.

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Feb 09 2013

Toolbar.js for jQuery and Bootstrap: Flexible Toolbars in iOS Style

No matter whether you like the design style of iOS or you don’t. We need not participate in the ongoing discussion about sceuomorphism. One topic cannot be disputed. I’m talking about the toolbar design Apple’s iOS introduced. Modern websites tend to adapt that concept more often than not. Tapping an icon or a link unveils more options. This is space-saving and an established implementation by now. The jQuery plugin Toolbar.js, created by Paul Kinzett from New Zealand, allows for iOS-style toolbars on any website. The tool is dead-simple to integrate.

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Feb 08 2013

HINT.css – Tooltips In Pure CSS3 And HTML5, No JavaScript Needed

Tooltips in HTML pages general do not need any effort from a developer’s side, as long as they put proper title attributes to their elements. The title is then used for showing the tooltip, but also for other things, such as providing a screen reader with proper content. Speaking of the use case of tooltips, the visual presentation depends on the browser your site gets visited with. Developers with the need for more control turned to JavaScript bases solutions years ago. Kashagra Gour created Hint.css, which proves as a decent alternative, based completely on CSS and HTML.

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