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  • Display JSON Data Using the JsRender Template Engine

    In the JavaScript Template Engines article, we learned how Template Engines help us separate HTML from JavaScript. In this tutorial, Rob Gravelle shows us how to insert a JSON array of names into our HTML document using only three lines of JS code.

  • Using JavaScript Task Runners

    Prepping your front-end Web files for deployment using a JavaScript Task Runner is a good practice to follow. Rob Gravelle presents an overview of how Task Runners work and provides some examples of the most popular choices right now.

  • Intro to JavaScript Template Engines

    Remember back in classic ASP how you were able to insert server data into the page using special <%= %> tags? JavaScript has gotten to the point now where it is capable of utilizing the same technique, using one of the many outstanding JavaScript templating libraries. Rob Gravelle explains how these libraries work and provides some code examples.

  • An Introduction to JavaScript Package Managers

    Java developers are no strangers to build tools such as Maven, Gradle, and Ant. As HTML5 web apps gain traction, so too has developers' need for similar tools in the realm of web development. Rob Gravelle explores one category build tools called Package Managers.

  • Top JS Libraries

    Once upon a time, there were a number of popular JavaScript libraries for accomplishing common JavaScript tasks in a browser-agnostic way. Nowadays, a lot of the newer libraries are targeting mobile app development. Rob Gravelle presents the top 10 JS libraries right now.

  • The 2017 Guide to Polyfills

    The Internet landscape changes in so many ways and with such rapidity that it seldom remains static for any length of time. So too with the world of Polyfills. Rob Gravelle presents specialized Polyfills for CSS and ECMAScript 2015, as well as libraries that tailor Polyfills to the browser.

  • Change Slideshow Ordering using jQuery

    Rob Gravelle updates the slideshow of the Create a Simple Automated Slideshow tutorial by adding option controls, button onclick handlers, as well as code to change the slide ordering.

  • Build a Birthday Countdown Calculator using Moment.js

    In this follow-up to the Formatting JavaScript Date Intervals into Years, Months, Weeks, and Days article, Rob Gravelle describes how to construct an HTML5 form that provides detailed information about a person's age and birthdays based on their date of birth.

  • Formatting JavaScript Date Intervals into Years, Months, Weeks, and Days

    Rob Gravelle describes how to express time intervals in terms of weeks, months, and years using the moment.js JavaScript library.

  • Code and Deploy a Simple Angular 2 Application in Eclipse

    The time has come to code our first Angular 2 app, all be it the ubiquitous Hello World app, it will provide a familiarity with the parts and steps required to create a full blown Angular 2 application.

  • Developing Angular 2 Apps In Eclipse

    Along with many new features, Angular 2 incorporates many changes that developers have been asking for. Rob Gravelle walks you through the steps to create a node.js-driven Angular 2 app in Eclipse.

  • Working with Large JSON Data Sets in Android

    Working with large JSON data sets in Android can be challenging because it only allocates so much memory to your applications. Rob Gravelle shows us how to parse a JSON-formatted stream without loading the entire JSON structure into memory using the Gson library.

  • Getting to Know Angular 2

    Angular 2 was released just months ago with updates every 2 weeks, in this story we take a look at all the best new features, their advantages and the innovations behind them.

  • What's New in Angular 2: Versioning, Features, and Components

    The recent release of Angular 2 includes quite a few changes. In an effort to smooth the transition, Rob Gravelle covers the most important changes, starting with Components and Directives.

  • Asynchronous Programming in ECMAScript 6

    Released in 2015, ECMAScript 6 standardizes the usage of promises. Rob Gravelle shows us how to use promises to have our functions return their results asynchronously.

  • Create a Simple Automated Slideshow

    In this article Rob Gravelle shows us how to create a simple slideshow using a simple stand alone solution in jQuery.

  • Ten Ways to Use Angular JS

    Check out the industries expert’s top picks for using Angular JS in your projects as we explore ten skilled and unique tips for your projects.

  • 6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Angular JS

    As with many of my articles, instead of learning a process from scratch, I’ve decided to interview industry experts. That way you, as the reader, get to hear directly from these experts and learn their strategies. With that in mind I reached out for help and was contacted by John Donley, a Software Engineer at Charge, a San Francisco software company. Here’s what he had to say:

  • Creating Charts in React

    The odds are good that you’ve already heard of React - one of the hottest JavaScript frameworks at the moment. This tutorial will demonstrate how to build awesome charts using the React charts plugin.

  • How to Make a Pie Chart in Angular

    In this article we're going to show you how to create a pie chart using one of the most popular JavaScript frameworks right now - Angular.

  • Parsing Building and Street Fields from an Address using Regular Expressions

    One of the most challenging tasks that you're likely to encounter is the importing a comma separated values (CSV) file into a database. Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to use Regular Expressions to capture the building/house number from a simple and fixed address format.

  • Class Member Encapsulation in JavaScript: Method Hiding

    In a recent article we built on our Person class from the introduction article by adding a prototype interface, created a variable scope using a closure, as well as added constructor arguments and default values. Today we'll be moving on to method hiding, which comes with its own caveats and challenges.

  • Javascript Functors Explained

    A JavaScript functor is a sort of interface that defines a behavior. In this article, excerpted from Functional Programming in JavaScript, I will explain just what this means.

  • Implement a Dynamic toString() using JavaBeans Introspection

    In the Building a Better toString() Method tutorial, we utilized Java's powerful Reflection API to create a generic toString() that displayed an object's declared fields and their values. Rob Gravelle demonstrates another way to achieve the same result using the JavaBeans API.

  • Fine Tuning your RegEx Patterns

    There is nothing more frustrating than looking at a Regular Expression and trying to figure out why the heck it won't work. Rob Gravelle shows how to use the online tool to make writing RegExes painless and even fun!

  • Enhance Your Website’s Presentation with 15 Powerful jQuery Lightbox Plugins

    Convert dull web pages to be striking and appealing. These 15 Jquery Lightbox plugins will help you to take your sites to new levels.

  • Provide a JSON Feed from your WordPress Site using the JSON API Plugin

    There are a number of good plugins that allow you to very easily add the functionality to deliver your WordPress content as a JSON feed. Rob Gravelle shows you how to use the JSON API plugin right out of the box.

  • New ECMAScript 2015 Features: Object Literals to Destructuring Assignments

    In this second installment of a two-part series on ECMAScript 2015 (ES6), Rob Gravelle talks about the new-and-improved object literals as well as destructuring assignments.

  • New ECMAScript 2015 Features: Arrows to Tail Calls

    The General Assembly of Ecma International recently announced the approval of the ECMAScript 6 Language Specification. In part 1 of a two-part series, Rob Gravelle presents some of the exciting new additions to the JS language.

  • Mapping XML Feed Fields with jQuery

    In the Parsing XML Feeds with jQuery article, Rob Gravelle introduced a script that loaded an Atom feed from the current location and extracted each entry's address fields. In today's follow-up, he maps the address fields into a new format and displays a side-by-side comparison of the original and transformed fields.

  • A Look at the Newly Approved ECMAScript 2015 Features

    The General Assembly of ECMA International recently announced the approval of the ECMAScript 6 Language Specification, also known as ECMAScript 2015 and are considered to be a major improvement. In this two part series, Rob Gravelle takes a look at whats in store for us. 

  • Parsing XML Feeds with jQuery

    The jQuery JavaScript library's DOM parsing, traversing, and manipulating abilities, which play a large role in its enduring popularity, can be applied to XML documents as well. Rob Gravelle uses jQuery to parse address fields from an Atom feed.

  • Calculate the Distance between Two Points in your Web Apps

    As more and more Web apps are run on mobile devices, the more demand for geolocation capabilities increase. Rob Gravelle reveals the main obstacle to accurately calculating the distance between two locations and presents a practical solution.

  • Respond to DOM Changes with Mutation Observers

    Earlier this year, the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) introduced the DOM4 specification, which includes DOM Mutation Observers. These replace the long-standing DOM Mutation Events, which never really caught on. Rob Gravelle explains how to create and configure DOM Mutation Observers as well as interpret their results.

  • Form Element Conversion Made Easy with jQuery

    In last month's Convert a List into a Select Dropdown using jQuery article, Rob Gravelle described how to create an in-place editor for an ordered or unordered list by converting it into a

  • Convert a List into a Select Dropdown using jQuery

    The select-in-place list is similar to in-place text editing, but allows the user to select from an ordered or unordered list by converting it into a <select> element.

  • A Guide to JavaScript Fuzzy Search Libraries

    Blame it on Google, but today's web surfers expect the search process to know what they mean even when they themselves aren't sure that they are looking for. That's where fuzzy searching comes in. Rob Gravelle reviews a few such libraries for JavaScript.

  • Using Handlebar Templates in Apache Cordova

    HTML templates have been around for a long time and are a great way to reuse page elements without a lot of (or even any) coding. Rob Gravelle whows how to streamline the Apache Cordova app code produced in the Using Views in Apache Cordova article using the Handlebars.js template library.

  • Apache Cordova Persistence Options

    The Apache Cordova Mobile Framework relies entirely on web technologies such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create cross-platform mobile apps. Rob Gravelle explains how Apache Cordova's use of client-side technologies opens up a wealth of storage possibilities.

  • Removing Elements from an Array in JavaScript

  • Set the Font for All Document Elements at Runtime

    Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to set the font for all the elements in a web page from a listbox.

  • Drag & Drop List Items Between DIVS using jQuery

    If you've ever completed on online survey there's a good chance that you've encountered a question that asks you to choose some personality traits from a column and drag them over to a box. Rob Gravelle explains how it's done using a combination of Drag & Drop and element sorting.

  • Providing Feedback on Long-running Scripts in Older Browsers

    Before the advent of Server-sent Events (SSEs) and the HTML5 Progress Bar, users were kept in the dark while waiting for long-running tasks such as the uploading of image and video files to complete. Rob Gravelle shows a few ways to provide feedback to older browser that don't support SSEs or progress bar.

  • How to Use Babylon.js to Create 3D Rendering for the Web

    WebGL is clearly a hot topic nowadays. Apple has just announced the availability of WebGL for Safari (without having to struggle with options) and iOS 8. This allows web developers to create 3D web sites that can really be used everywhere. This article, written by David Catuhe, details some of the functionality behind the new Babylon.js

  • Displaying Feed Content using jQuery

    In version 1.5, jQuery introduced support for XML parsing, which makes it work with both Atom and RSS feeds without plugins or 3rd party services. Rob Gravelle explains how to display feed contents in the browser using jQuery as well as how CORS and JSONP may be employed to overcome browser cross-domain restrictions.

  • A Roundup of Popular JavaScript Date Parsing Libraries: Datejs

    In this second installment in a series on Date Parsing JavaScript libraries, Rob Gravelle provides an overview of the Datejs library and gauges its efficiency in parsing a date from a larger block of text.

  • A Roundup of Popular JavaScript Date Parsing Libraries: XDate

    In this third installment in a series on Date Parsing JavaScript libraries, Rob Gravelle continues his quest for a JS library that can parse dates from a block of text. Today's contender is the XDate library.

  • Testing for Empty Inherited JavaScript Object Properties

    In general terms, a variable is said to be empty when it has been declared, but not assigned a value. In most languages, that equates to having a value of null. In JavaScript, unset variables are assigned a default value of undefined. Rob Gravelle presents a few functions that test a variable for emptiness using various approaches.

  • The IFRAME Technique for Testing Web Pages

    The new Jasmine 2.0 done() method replaces the runs() and waitsFor() methods of earlier versions to make it more similar to other testing frameworks. In today's article, Rob Gravelle covers how to use Jasmine 2.0's done() method to test DOM events without polluting the test page with test code.

  • Using Jasmine 2.0's New done() Function to Test Asynchronous Processes

    Jasmine 2.0's new done() method replaces the runs() and waitsFor() methods of earlier versions to make it more similar to other testing frameworks. Rob Gravelle shows how to use Jasmine 2.0's done() method to test DOM events without polluting the test subject page with test code.

  • Testing For Variable Emptiness In JavaScript

    In general terms, a variable is said to be empty when it has been declared, but not assigned a value. In most languages, that equates to having a value of null. In JavaScript, unset variables are assigned a default value of undefined. Rob Gravelle presents a few functions that test a variable for emptiness using various approaches.

  • Date Parsing using JavaScript and Regular Expressions

    Rob Gravelle describes what JavaScript's Date constructor and parse() methods look for in a date string and presents some regular expressions that can be utilized to convert a date string into a suitable format.

  • Testing DOM Events Using jQuery and Jasmine 2.0

    Jasmine makes it possible to test that a given DOM event occurred and what the results of the event were. In today's article, Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to write tests for the button click event using Jasmine 2.0, jQuery, and an additional third-party library called jasmine-jquery.

  • The Word of the Day Is "Nonce"

    You may not have heard of nonces yet, but they can be of great use in securing Web applications. Rob Gravelle shows how they work and their usage in protecting against malicious or duplicate requests that could cause undesired consequences to your web site.

  • A Few of My Favorite Things About Chrome's JavaScript Debugger

    All of the major browsers come with built-in JavaScript debuggers, but they vary in quality. Rob Gravelle highlights some of the Chrome JavaScript Debugger features that make the Chrome browser tops in the area of page testing and debugging.

  • Using JavaScript's CSS3 Selectors

    The HTML5 selectors API has given Web developers unprecedented access to document elements. Developed by the W3C, the Selectors API provides a way of easily accessing elements in the DOM using a standardized syntax. Rob Gravelle shows how to use JavaScript to reference page elements using the new CSS selectors.

  • Making Promises With jQuery Deferred

    Ajax has the limitation of only supporting one callback function. jQuery introduced the Deferred object in version 1.5 to solve this problem. It can register multiple callbacks into callback queues, invoke callback queues, and relay the success or failure state of any synchronous or asynchronous function. Rob Gravelle shows how to use the Deferred object with Promises.

  • How Mocha Makes Testing Asynchronous JavaScript Processes Fun

    The Mocha Framework has simplified the testing of asynchronous methods as compared to Jasmine. In fact, Visionmedia, the makers of Mocha, promise to make "asynchronous testing simple and fun". Rob Gravelle gives it a try to see what's so fun (and not so fun) about the Mocha framework.

  • Test Asynchronous Methods Using the Jasmine runs() and waitFor() Methods

    In the Testing Ajax Event Handlers using Jasmine Spies article, we saw how the use of Jasmine spies for testing Asynchronous processes. In today's article, Rob Gravelle demonstrates how to use the Jasmine runs() and waitFor() methods, which were both created to test asynchronous Ajax calls where the practical implementations of the HttpXmlRequest and/or the network connection need to be included.

  • Back by Popular Demand: More on JavaScript Variable Naming Conventions

    The Variable Naming Conventions in JavaScript article only scratched the surface of Variable Naming conventions in JavaScript. In this article, Rob Gravelle introduces more in-depth info on how to make your code both more readable and maintainable.

  • Some Useful JavaScript Object Creation Patterns

    Following in the footsteps of Three JavaScript Anti-Patterns and How To Avoid Them, Rob Gravelle presents some useful patterns that are specifically aimed at aiding in the creation of Objects. The specific patterns covered are the enforcing the new keyword, the Factory pattern, as well as the method borrowing technique.

  • Passing Objects to Functions By Value

    Objects are passed to functions by reference in JavaScript, so that the function receives a pointer that references the original object. While you can't just flip a switch to pass objects by value, there are ways to produce a copy. Rob Gravelle shows how to do that in today's article.

  • A Quick Tour of Douglas Crockford's JSLint

    JSLint is a code quality tool for JavaScript developed by Douglas Crockford. Those unfamiliar with the tool tend to find a lot of the error messages a little on the cryptic side. The options can be equally intimidating to the uninitiated. Rob Gravelle helps you get better acquainted with some of JSLint's most important options and rules.

  • Three JavaScript Anti-Patterns and How To Avoid Them

    In programming, a pattern represents a best practice, while an anti-pattern represents a lesson that has been learned. An anti-pattern could be described as a bad solution to a particular problem which resulted in a bad situation occurring, which provide some degree of guidance on how to get out of said situation and get to a satisfactory solution. In today's article, Rob Gravelle presents three of the biggest anti-patterns in JavaScript as well as their solutions.

  • JavaScript Date Calculations for Months

    Under the best of circumstances, date calculations involving months can be an troublesome to nail down. As we'll see here today, month durations are not as fixed as one might initially presume. JavaScript doesn't offer much in this department, so Rob Gravelle offers some useful functions for most common calculations of month intervals.

  • Creating Custom Events with jQuery

    JS libraries like jQuery have made it easier than ever to utilize your own custom events in your scripts and even give you the option of having your events fired from a DOM element or from within a function. Rob Gravelle gives an overview to creating custom events using jQuery.

  • Accessing Private Functions in JavaScript

    JavaScript's support for nested functions allows developers to place a function within another so that it is only accessible by its parent. The downside to this feature is that it tends to result in many functions that cannot be tested directly. Luckily, there are ways to expose private functions for testing. Rob Gravelle demonstrates one of them.

  • Create a Win/Loss Chart with PlotKit: Conclusion

    In this conclusion to the Create a Win/Loss Chart with PlotKit article, Rob Gravelle shows the modifications that need to be made to the SweetCanvas.js code, as well as how to dynamically calculate your own yTicks so that they cross the zero Y point.

  • Don't Fear Sparse Arrays in JavaScript

    JavaScript arrays are not quite like those of more restrictive languages such as Java, in that they are sparse arrays. These sometimes require special handling as they can contain gaps between elements. Rob Gravelle explains some ways to bug-proof your code against sparse arrays in today's article.

  • Object.create(): the New Way to Create Objects in JavaScript

    Just when you thought that you've seen every possible way there was to create JavaScript objects, Rob Gravelle brings you yet another: the new Object create() method.  There are some pretty good reasons to use it. In today's article, Rob shows how to use it.

  • Testing JavaScript Using the Jasmine Framework

    Pivotal Labs' JsUnit Framework was a port of the excellent JUnit for Java. Eventually, JsUnit became Jasmine, which is the subject of today's article by Rob Gravelle, and that is, how to use Jasmine to test your JavaScript code. All you need is a JavaScript enabled browser and the Jasmine script.

  • The Classy Way to Create JavaScript Objects

    It’s fair to say that most people would rather create JS objects using a wrapper of some type than from scratch which is why just about every JS library includes some object creation functionality. In fact, now there are even a few libraries that specialize in nothing but objects. This article is going to discuss a small library known as Classy. It's is a small JS library that implements Python-inspired classes for JavaScript.

  • Calling Object Methods in JavaScript

    Calling an JavaScript Object's methods is not always as straightforward as you might expect. Not only are there several ways of doing so, but each may result in the method behaving in different and even unexpected ways. It's all part of the flexibility that is inherent in JavaScript. In today's article, we're going to look at various ways of calling object methods and their ramifications.

  • An In-Depth Look at Client-side Validation Libraries

    Validation is one of the most important aspects of web form design. It can make the difference between gaining a fan or customer and having them leave in frustration. We've talked about validation best practices before, and this article takes an in-depth look at the uber-useability of these handsome looking validations to your forms using a validation library.

  • RangeError, TypeError, and URIError JavaScript Error Types

    JavaScript divides runtime errors into six separate error types. The benefit to us as developers is that we can more accurately pinpoint exactly what kind of error we're dealing with when we know what to look for. This article will discuss the proper techniques for do so.

  • Variable Naming Conventions in JavaScript

    Have you ever noticed that every programming language seems to have its own set of naming conventions? While some languages have a lot in common, others just seem to exist in a world of their own. I'd like to share with you some naming conventions for JavaScript. Along the way, I'm going to interject some info on where various standards originate from and why they are important.

  • Some JavaScript Object Prototyping Patterns

    JavaScript developers have several options for creating an Object in JavaScript, from the Object() method to Object literals to constructor functions, there are a lot of ways to get the job done. This article will present a few choice Object creation Patterns that, for the most part, make use of the prototype property to share methods amongst object instances.

  • Tips for Crafting Helpful Validation Messages

    In previous articles we've discussed how validation plays a dual role of protecting your data and site from bad data, as well as a guide to your users' goal of submitting the form in as painless and quick a manner as possible. This article will focus on the message positioning, content, and visual cues required to complete a useful validation message. 

  • Guide to the SyntaxHighlighter JavaScript Library

    SyntaxHighlighter is used by all sorts of information technology-oriented sites to display source code or specially formatted text.  In this guide to the SyntaxHighlighter, we'll review some of the key version differences, as well as how to use, configure, and tweak the latest version.


  • Browser-specific Error Catching in JavaScript

    In this installment on error handling in JavaScript, we'll be taking a look at how to code your exception handling in JavaScript in a way that takes browser discrepancies into account.

  • Learn How To Use JavaScript Dates and Leap Years

    Think that you can calculate date intervals without worrying about leap years? Think again. It's true that, as long as you follow the guidelines set out in my previous article, the leap years will be accounted for and handled correctly. This article will introduce a few useful functions that you can use to work with leap years if and when the need arises.

  • Date Creation in JavaScript

    There aren't very many native date calculation functions in JavaScript other than a lot of setters and getters. From date parsing to formatting to calculations, you're pretty much on your own. In today's article we're going to examine some date basics and how to create them in JavaScript.

  • Using HTML5 and the Blueimp jQuery-File-Upload Plugin To Upload Large Files

    One of the most appealing features of the HTML5 File API is that you can pass the file data to the XmlHttpRequest object for uploading to a server, but large files are still a problem. This article explains how to use the Blueimp jQuery-File-Upload Plugin in your web pages so large files can be easily uploaded.

  • JavaScript Error Handling: Why You Need it

    While error handling is not new to JavaScript, it seems that a lot of people aren't quite sure how to handle errors in the most productive way. The purpose of this article is to outline some of the major reasons why you need to consider error handling sooner rather than later in a Web application's development cycle.

  • Move Data and DOM Elements using Drag & Drop

    The dataTransfer object is a read-only Event property that holds data about the Drag & Drop operation and allows you to send data along with a dragged element. In this tutorial we're going to learn how the dataTransfer object can be used to shuttle data and move document elements from one part of the page to another.

  • How To Use HTML5, JavaScript and PHP To Create An Image Uploader

    One of the greatest issues with web development at the moment is how images can be uploaded to a website. Can we show the progress as we upload the image to let the user know how far along we are? Of course we can--and we're going to use HTML5, JavaScript, and a bit of PHP to do it! 

  • JavaScript Object Chaining using Prototypal Inheritance

    JavaScript implements its own hierarchy model using prototypes. In today's article, we're going to learn how to use the prototype and constructor properties to trace an object's ancestry up to the base Object. Highly useful!

  • What Does the Google Dart Programming Language Mean for Web Developers?

    In October, 2011, Google introduced its Dart programming language to developers. So what does this new web programming language mean for web developers? In this article we will look at Dart, discuss its merits and let you know what you can expect from this new language.

  • Determine an Image's Type using the JavaScript FileReader

    Thanks to the JavaScript FileReader API's slice() method, it is possible to break large files down into chunks on the client-side, before uploading data to the server and taking up precious network bandwidth. In this article we are going to learn how to use the slice() function and determine an image type by using a process called the "magic number" technique.

  • JavaScript Prototypical Inheritance Explained

    In this tutorial, we're going to learn more about prototypical inheritance and its ramifications in writing OO code. The eventual goal is to note how it differs from classical inheritance to determine whether or not the two can't meet somewhere in the middle.

  • Class Member Encapsulation in JavaScript: Advanced Data Hiding Techniques

    In a recent article, we saw a couple of ways to create private class member variable. Today we'll be building on our Person class from the last article by adding a prototype interface, use a closure to create a variable scope, as well as add constructor arguments and default values.

  • Working with Binary Files using the JavaScript FileReader

    In a recent article we used the JavaScript FileReader to retrieve file properties and the contents of text files via the <input type="file" /> HTML form element. Today, well be concentrating on the FileReader's capabilities in the reading of binary data.

  • Introduction To jQuery Mobile

    jQuery Mobile is a cross platform mobile framework designed to simplify and enhance the development of mobile web applications by integrating HTML5, CSS3, jQuery and jQuery UI into one framework. We'll teach how to get started with jQuery Mobile in this tutorial.

  • Learn How To Use the JSONP Data Format With jQuery

    In this article I will explain about the hurdles in performing cross-domain service calls from the client browser and the work required to do it using jQuery JSONP calls. I will also provide a step-by-step example of implementing JSONP calls to a .NET 4.0 WCF service.

  • Using jQuery and CSS To Create a Facebook Multi-friend Selector

    When the Facebook team announced that they are coming out with the Javascript SDK, it brought a smile on all our faces. In this tutorial we will show you how to use a jQuery plugin and CSS3 to create your own multi-friend selector.

  • Read Text Files Using the JavaScript FileReader

    Things are definitely looking up for the W3C's File API, a new JavaScript API that provides limited access to the local file system in Web applications, In this article we'll learn how to use the FileReader to retrieve file properties and the contents of text files.

  • Making Your Website Fun with Games

    Everywhere you look you find games, games and more games. They are on your cell phone, connected to your TV via a gaming console and everywhere you look on the web. People love their games, even the corny ones. So, why not attract new visitors or keep visitors coming back with some games on your website? We'll show you how to do just that in this article!

  • Modernizr: the HTML5 and CSS3 Feature-detection Library

    With the release of version 2.0, the Modernizr JavaScript library continues to gain traction as the solution of choice for advanced browser feature detection. In this article we will show you how to use Modernizr on your web pages.

  • Class Member Encapsulation in JavaScript: Data Hiding

    Encapsulation is the ability of an object to be a container (or capsule) for its member properties, including variables and methods. In the first part of this article we're going to discuss JavaScript Object Properties, Object Variables and Object Notation.

  • A Modernizr Primer: Getting Started

    Modernizr is a JavaScript library that helps you add HTML5 capabilities to your web sites. HTML5 is a combination of HTML, JavaScript, and CSS3. In the first article in this primer series, we will show you how to get started using Modernizr.

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