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jQuery Dropping Support for IE6, IE7 and IE8 – Mixed Emotions

jQuery Dropping Support for IE6, IE7 and IE8 – Mixed Emotions

I came across this article from the jQuery blog, talking about future updates to version 1.9 and 2.0. jQuery 1.9 (early 2013): We’ll remove many of the interfaces already deprecated in version 1.8; some of them will be available as plugins or alternative APIs supported by the jQuery project. IE 6/7/8 will be supported as today. jQuery 1.9.x (ongoing in 2013 and beyond): This version will continue to get fixes for any regressions, new browser bugs, etc.

Round Corners With jQuery and CSS

Rounded Intro

So you're all grown up and want Rounded Corners on your site. There's just one small problem: the normal rounded corners implementation comes with tons of divs used for styles and you've got your fellow web developers screaming down your neck about web semantics.

So what's this funky semantics thing? Basically, we're looking for a separation of styles and data. We want to keep all the styles in the CSS style sheets and all the data in the XHTML files. Now, I've been known to be flexible on this a bit, however it is a great idea with a purpose and in this case, it actually helps us out a ton.

Ignore Me - Take The Easy Way Out

There are two jQuery plugins that can do this instantly, aptly named jQuery Corners and jQuery Corner. Yeah, I know totally different, right? They vary slightly in terms of their capabilities (anti-aliasing, background images, etc.). So if you're not up to the heavy lifting or your requirements are very light (just basic rounding) these plugins more than fit the bill.

JQuery, Prototype, and MooTools Benchmark – SlickSpeed

Introduction Before I even start, let me state that I'm a JQuery fan. Ever since I've started with JavaScript frameworks I've weighed the pros and cons, and trust me there are a lot. You'll always find people arguing Prototype, JQuery or MooTools. I went with JQuery because it could do all that I wanted with the least amount of bloat. I'm sorry, Prototype may do a hell of a lot, but I don't think that I could make enough use or that 100 KB to justify it.

Prepackaged Prototype and Script.aculo.us – Ready For Download

One thing that I liked about the jQuery website is that they offer a compressed version of the jQuery script on the website ready for immediate download and usage. This is convenient if you don't want to go through the few steps it takes to Minify your own javascript code. Well we now have this same luxury for Prototype and its Script.aculo.us library read for download. Enjoy folks.

Making Sure Your Javascript Doesn’t Rise When Baking

One of the nice things about CakePHP is that it includes ready to use CSS compression. Granted, compressed CSS can be buggy at times, but for the most part it works just fine. I've always wondered why no one has included something like this for Javascript, since that's usually the bigger culprit when we're talking about document size. I've tried using Minify in the past. However, it took a lot to get it working right.

Give Me 15 Minutes and I’ll Make You A jQuery Expert

Introduction In the spirit of rapid web development, I've stumbled upon jQuery. Here's a testimonial from a jQuery user: You start with 10 lines of jQuery that would have been 20 lines of tedious DOM JavaScript. By the time you are done it's down to two or three lines and it couldn't get any shorter unless it read your mind.” In my experience it's been more like five (5) lines of jQuery.

Web Development 2.0 Carnival – September 8, 2007

I am proud to present the first edition of Carnival of Web Development 2.0. This is my first time hosting one of these things, so enjoy: General Doug Boude presents DEMYSTIFYING JSON posted at Doug Boude (rhymes with ‘loud’) sylv3rblade presents Stages of Software Development posted at Atma Xplorer, saying, “My take on the process of software development” prakash presents A2Z Informative-Technology, Software, Internet, Tips, Ideas posted at A2Z Informative, saying, “Identifying the color code of an image on the screen is not an easy task.

New Domain: WebDevelopment2.com, New Focus: Frameworks, CakePHP, Javascript, Web 2.0

New Domain I has finally occurred to me that I should have gotten my own domain name a long time ago. Really, I don't know what I was waiting for, but it was about time. Since my focus is Web 2.0, WebDevelopment2.com was an obvious choice. I've already written about moving wordpress to a different domain, so moving to this domain was walk in the park. I loaded up PhpMyAdmin and exported my database.

Incredible Expanding Menu

Now there's a lot of code involved and the menu created doesn't really fit normal usability standards, but the end result is cool. Happy July 4th to all you guys. Source: Accessible expanding and collapsing menu [456 Berea Street]

Steal Browser History with SpyJax

Ever wanted to find out what your users have been up to before they came to your site? Yep, you now have that power. I can see that little twinkle in your eyes now. You're thinking that this is just insane and you can only imagine the power that now lies at your fingertips. Well, it's not that easy. How It Works First of all, stop freaking out. We're not exactly stealing your browser's history.