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Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

CSS 3 Live: Progressive Enhancement

Category: CSS, Tutorial, Video

From SitePoint comes a nice series of videos on CSS3, called CSS Live. Here’s one on Progressive Enhancement when using CSS3 features:

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:00 am
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2.8 rating from 5 votes

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Create a Sticky Note Effect in 5 Easy Steps with CSS3 and HTML5

Category: CSS, Tutorial

Our very own Christian Heilmann has posted a tutorial on creating a fancy sticky note effect using CSS3 and HTML5: He breaks it down in five easy steps to produce the final following demo:

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:30 am
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3.2 rating from 6 votes

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

Extending HTML5

Category: Tutorial

Google Rich Snippet Oli Studholme has an excellent new article on HTML5 Doctor on the different ways HTML5 can be extended with things like microformats, the link tag, and more. Why would you want to do this? While HTML5 has a bunch of semantic elements, including new ones like <article> and <nav>, sometimes there just isn’t an element Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:30 am
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3.8 rating from 5 votes

Monday, August 30th, 2010

View Source Tutorial: Content Site Using HTML5 Canvas + CSS3

Category: Canvas, Tutorial, View Source

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:00 am
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3.1 rating from 15 votes

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

JavaScript Gameboy Emulator: Memory and GPU

Category: Canvas, Tutorial

Jack Vaughn posted on Ajaxian recently about a new blog series on building a Gameboy emulator using JavaScript. Now Parts II and III have been posted in the series: Part 1: The CPU Part 2: Memory Part 3: GPU Timings In the Memory section, Imran Nazar builds up a JavaScript MMU that can interpret the Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:00 am
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3.5 rating from 4 votes

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Tricks From Our Flash Friends: 3D in a 2D Context

Category: 3D, Flash, Tutorial

If you’ve seen some of the cool work that folks like Mr. Doob or Gerard Ferrandez have done with HTML5/CSS3/SVG/etc., you’ve probably seen them emulating nifty 3D effects in the browser (move your mouse to pan the camera): The demo above, by Gerard, uses SVG plus various mathematical tricks to emulate 3D. Mr. Doob has Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 5:00 am
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1.8 rating from 5 votes

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Three search engines, one interface – 25 minutes live code

Category: Screencast, Tutorial, Yahoo!, YUI

It is amazing how much easier it is these days to build pretty sweet mashups by using hosted services. Here’s a screencast of using Yahoo, Bing and Google to build a search interface in under 25 minutes without having to read any API docs or installing SDKs by using YQL: Building a search mashup with Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 12:44 pm
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3.2 rating from 20 votes

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

View Source Tutorial: Sticky Notes With HTML5 and CSS3

Category: Tutorial, View Source

View Source is a new series where we crack open cool web sites and applications and detail how they were made, step by step. Today we will take a look at the Webkit Sticky Notes demo that was created when Webkit first landed it’s HTML 5 SQL storage support: In this demo you can create Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 7:30 am
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3.1 rating from 65 votes

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

View Source Tutorial: Fancy Web Page Using HTML5, CSS, and SVG

Category: HTML, SVG, Tutorial, View Source

I recently ran across a site that made my jaw drop when I realized it’s completely made with HTML5, CSS, and SVG. It’s the site for the GNU Emacs for Mac OS X release: Who ever knew GNU Emacs could look so sexy? When I think of GNU Emacs I generally imagine Richard Stallman‘s beard Read the rest…

Posted by Brad Neuberg at 6:30 am
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3.5 rating from 41 votes

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Writing a JavaScript Tetris; Lessons learned from a Ruby chap

Category: Examples, Games, JavaScript, Tutorial

We often get games sent our way, and try to keep those posts for Fridays. This one is different though. Thomas Kjeldahl Nilsson didn’t just write another Tetris clone in JavaScript, he documented his experience. He posted a series of articles on the various steps, and not only do you learn how to build a Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:18 am
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Friday, January 30th, 2009

Becoming More Productive With JavaScript and Vim Screencast

Category: Dojo, Tutorial

Matthew Russell has created a nice screencast showing how to be more productive in Vim: I’ve been doing some reflecting this week on how I can work smarter (instead of harder), and one of the things I came up with was adding a few more tools to my Vim repertoire. I spend more than half Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:29 am
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3.3 rating from 23 votes

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Show/Hide Login Panel Built with MooTools

Category: MooTools, Tutorial

Conserving screen real-estate while still providing good content to the user has always been a challenge for designers and developers and while larger screen dimensions are becoming more prominent, it’s still important to take full advantage of the space available to you. Jeeremie over at Web Kreation came up with a very cool method of Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 10:27 am
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3.5 rating from 17 votes

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Is “finally” the answer to all IE6 memory leak issues?

Category: IE, Microsoft, Testing, Tutorial

Hedger Wang has been scanning a lot of Chinese blogs lately for solutions to IE6 and memory leak issues. One of the things he stumbled upon is a pretty nifty way of nulling the objects to stop memory leaks by using the try … finally construct. So instead of this solution which leaks memory: javascript Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 10:22 am
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4.1 rating from 40 votes

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Coda Slider Effect

Category: jQuery, Tutorial

The effect of “sliding panels” has become extremely popular for categorizing & displaying large amounts of data on a single page. One of the most notable implementations of this effect was done by Panic to display all of the features and benefits of their Coda web development IDE. Since then, many implementations of this effect Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 9:28 am
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Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Ajaxian Featured Tutorial: Writing Your First YUI Application

Category: Tutorial, Yahoo!

Eric Miraglia has posted a great tutorial on how to build your first YUI application. He runs you through the steps of creating a simple application that leverages YUI‘s AutoComplete Control to create a site-search form powered by the Yahoo!’s Search web service. The tutorial is a great walkthrough of both how to build the Read the rest…

Posted by Rey Bango at 6:36 am
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4.3 rating from 38 votes

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

The seven rules of pragmatic progressive enhancement

Category: JavaScript, Tutorial, Unobtrusive JS, Usability

I’ve been talking about progressive enhancement here before and got a lot of flak in comments about it. It seemed that there was a general misunderstanding of progressive enhancement and unobtrusive scripting as a “passing fad” or “backward facing rather than being innovative”. I was asked by a design agency in London to go there Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Heilmann at 5:58 pm
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3.9 rating from 20 votes

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