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Animating Without jQuery

There’s a false belief in the web development community that CSS animation is the only performant way to animate on the web. This myth has coerced many developers to abandon JavaScript-based animation altogether , thereby (1) forcing themselves to manage complex UI interaction within style sheets, (2) locking themselves out of supporting Internet Explorer 8 and 9, and (3) forgoing the beautiful motion desig ...

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New Course: Building Your Own Pattern Library for the Web

What You'll Learn Have you ever heard about patterns in web design? In our latest course on Building Your Own Pattern Library , expert instructor  Adi Purdila will teach you what they are, how to build one, and how to properly maintain it. You'll learn how to build simple components like buttons and forms, as well as more complex ones, like carousels. Additionally, you'll learn how to create an awesome pres ...

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Building A Simple Cross-Browser Offline To-Do List With IndexedDB And WebSQL

Making an application work offline can be a daunting task. In this article, Matthew Andrews, a lead developer behind FT Labs, shares a few insights he had learned along the way while building the FT application. Matthew will also be running a “Making It Work Offline” workshop 1 at our upcoming Smashing Conference in Freiburg in mid-September 2014. — Ed. We’re going to make a simple offline-first to-do appli ...

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A Quick Tour Of WordPress 4.0

Today, WordPress has released the first release candidate 1 (RC) for the upcoming 4.0 version. According to the official  version numbering 2 , WordPress 4.0 is no more or less significant than 3.9 was or 4.1 will be. That being said, a new major release is always a cause for excitement! Let’s take a look at the new features the team at WordPress have been working on for us. Installation Language Since I’ve ...

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Tips For Mastering A Programming Language Using Spaced Repetition

Since first hearing of spaced repetition a few years back, I’ve used it for a wide range of things, from learning people’s names to memorizing poetry to increasing my retention of books. Today, I’ll share best practices that I’ve discovered from using spaced repetition to learn and master a programming language. Some great articles on this topic are already out there, including “ Memorizing a Programming La ...

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Makes the Height of Selected Elements Equal with jQuery

MatchHeight.js makes the height of all selected elements exactly equal . It’s a more robust equal heights plugin that correctly handles mixed padding, margin, border, box-sizing, rows, groups. It handles images and responsive layouts by automatically updating when needed. To test, apply different combinations of options below to try different edge case scenarios. You can also resize the browser to test the ...

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Is Your Social Media Strategy a Supreme Turn off?

Is Your Social Media Strategy a Supreme Turn off? is a post by SEO expert Shemmah Al-Darweesh . For information about our SEO services or more great SEO tips and tricks, visit the SEO.com blog . Do you enjoy being barked at by glinty-eyed sales associates? Neither do your customers. One-way promotional messages have taken a hard fall thanks to the interactive nature of the internet. This is especially preva ...

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Blast.js – Blast Text Apart to Make it Manipulable

Blast.js separates text in order to facilitate typographic manipulation . It has four delimiters built in: character, word, sentence, and element. Alternatively, Blast can match custom regular expressions and phrases. Blast is highly accurate; it neither dumbly splits words at spaces nor dumbly splits sentences at periods. Features include: 1) By traversing text nodes, all HTML, event handlers, and spacing ...

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