Tag: JavaScript

Applying Progressive Enhancement to Your CSS

It is becoming more common for designers to neglect progressive enhancement once unobtrusive JavaScript is obtained. There are countless JavaScript libraries available, full of code that is designed with progressive enhancement in mind. The issue that’s becoming increasingly problematic, in my opinion, is the associated style that is required to achieve desired visual effects.

Posted: March 19, 2007

Suckerfish HoverLightbox Redux

After taking some time to play with the design as well as functionality, a new version of the Suckerfish HoverLightbox is here.

Posted: February 19, 2007

Crop & Resize with JavaScript, PHP, and ImageMagick

This demo was put together in an effort to make very basic image editing easier for less technically inclined users. The main intention is to provided it as a component to include in a variety of applications including custom content management systems or Web applications.

Posted: January 22, 2007

DOM Scripting – Book Review

DOM Scripting by Jeremy Keith is a great resource for any Web designer/developer.

Posted: January 15, 2007

The Best Browser Extensions for Web Development

The Web Developer Extension and Firebug extension have proved to be most valuable to me when developing for the Web. Here’s an account of the features I find myself using every day in hopes that I can pass some information along to those who may not make use of these features.

Posted: December 11, 2006

Flash, JavaScript, and Providing Alternative Content

Providing alternate content is becoming increasingly important given the rapid advancement in Web technologies. Take the extra step and provide graceful degradation for your applicable content.

Posted: November 06, 2006

Book Review: Sams JavaScript

If you haven’t ever come across any of the books in the Sams Teach Yourself <Insert Technology> in 24 Hours, the idea behind them is this: Each chapter can be read in one hour, and there are 24 chapters in the book. Therefore you can theoretically complete the book in a total of 24 hours. While some people may be misled into thinking that they’ll learn what they want in a day, it’s really just a clever gimmick — and for the most part, it works.

Posted: August 07, 2006

Introducing MBN DuoTone Headings

One thing that JavaScript is absolutely great for is enhancing the average browsing experience for your user. On the other hand, requiring the presence of JavaScript compatibility can be an utter disaster. In my opinion, JavaScript is great for visual or functional enhancements, but those features should not be necessary to make proper use of any particular document. If a user doesn’t arrive equipped with the ability to run JavaScript, they shouldn’t know they’re missing out on anything.

Posted: July 15, 2006