Apr
27
This script has been replaced by a new with multi-level support here. This lightweight JavaScript drop down menu script (~1.6kb) allows you to easily add smooth transitioning dropdowns to your website. This can be used for navigation, dropdown lists, info panels, etc. The script has been tested working in IE6,...
Apr
25
To begin I would like to thank all of you that have shown interest in this blog and posted comments. The site launched one week ago and has already generated over 13,000 unique visitors and 40,000 page views. As I am writing this article my previous post is on the...
Apr
22
I have put together a lightweight (~4.5kb) JavaScript dialog box library. The script currently offers four dialog styles: alerts, warnings, prompts and success. There is nothing to add to your page except references to the JavaScript and CSS if you choose not to incorporate them in your existing files. The...
Apr
21

Based on the feedback from my article last Friday I thought it would be useful to create a CSS cheat-sheet. For those of you that are not familiar with shorthand you can print this out and keep it handy. Try and use these principles whenever you code...
Apr
20
JavaScript is an extremely powerful and flexible scripting language. Unfortunately flexible, for many people, means fallible. I am going to highlight 5 best practices that you can use in any JavaScript project. These are very broad, I will follow up soon with more specific best practices.

First and foremost, keep your...

Apr
19
You will notice in the lower right corner of this entry that there is a reference to the number of Diggs for this post. If you click the counter you are taken to Digg. Digg does offer a few easily integrable scripts at http://digg.com/tools/integrate but does not document...
Apr
18
The updated accordion script is available here. This JavaScript accordion is only 1.5kb. If you have a small project that could use an accordion and don't want to include an entire JavaScript framework to do the job then give this script a try. You will need to call the following function...
Apr
18

Using a combination of a couple APIs, PHP and Curl you can easily incorporate maps into your website that fairly accurately identify a visitor's location. Knowing a users location and further being able to map the location has many practical applications. I am going to breakdown the core...
Apr
18
There have been a number of occasions when looking over other developer's CSS I notice bits of code similar to the following... The above code is littered with properties that could easily be combined for more legible code and decreased file size. Some properties might even be removed altogether since they...
Apr
17
Most designers at some point have been faced with the phrase "intuitive design". What exactly is intuitiveness and what can you do to make your designs seem more intuitive? The definition I like most is "spontaneously derived from or prompted by a natural tendency". Basically the less conscious thought that...
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