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What is jQuery

Sunday, December 10th, 2006

jQuery is an amazing JavaScript library that makes it easy to create wonderful web effects in just a few lines of code. As the website says:”
“jQuery is a JavaScript library that takes this motto to heart: Writing JavaScript code should be fun. jQuery achieves this goal by taking common, repetitive, tasks, stripping out all the [...]

CSS hacks and filters

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

In an ideal world, properly coded CSS would work in every browser with CSS support. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world, and browsers are littered with bugs and inconsistencies. To create pages that displayed the same across a variety of browsers, CSS developers had to get creative. By using bugs and unimplemented [...]

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  • Oct 14th, 2006
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What Goes Into a Web Page?

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

HTML has come a long way from its humble beginnings. However, despite the fact that you can use HTML (and its derivatives) for much more than serving up static text documents, the basic organization and structure of the HTML document remains the same. Before we dive into the specifics of various elements of HTML, it [...]

Benefits of Using Unordered Lists

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The List Concept
When marking up content which could be defined in some way as a list, you should consider using an unordered list (<ul>) for presentation. Not only does it improve the readability of your HTML code, it also applies meaning to content which would otherwise have none.
Underused and maligned
Many sites avoid using unordered lists [...]

XHTML compatible markup for embeding FLASH and Video

Tuesday, July 11th, 2006

It has always gotten my goat that Internet Explorer’s non-standard use of the object tag has forced standards-loving browsers to use the non-standard embed tag in order to embed movies on a web page. Even on Apple’s site, the embed tag - a Netscape extension, for Pete’s sake! - is so entrenched that it’s hard [...]

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