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Secret Covert Hush-Hush White Space in the DOM…EXPOSED!
Lurking in the shadows of the Stack Overflow website, selling aerosol cans of Bug-No-More to the rubes, I came across a question I thought I could answer. The OP (original poster) was using JavaScript to select and modify HTML elements without success...
Google and Bing Map APIs Compared
Compare the Bing and Google Map APIs with a real application....
Favorite Programmer Quotes…
"A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing." — Emo Philips "There are only 10 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who don't. " – Unknown. "Premature optimization is the root of all evil...
Elegance, thy Name is jQuery
So, I'm browsing though some questions over on the Stack Overflow website and I found a good jQuery question just a few minutes old. Here is a link to it. It was a tough question; I knew that by answering it, I could learn new stuff and reinforce what...
Cool CSS 4 Feature: pointer-events
CSS 4? Really? CSS 3 isn't fully released yet! What on earth is going on here? It all started when I was fooling around with GIMP , the extremely powerful free graphics editor. I took a public domain image, re-sized it, gave it a transparent background...
Goodby jQuery Templates, Hello JsRender
A funny thing happened on my way to the jQuery website, I blinked and a feature was dropped: jQuery Templates have been discontinued. The new pretender to the throne is JsRender . jQuery Templates looked pretty useful when they first came out. Several...
Five Phases of Developer Maturity
I generally don't post stuff like this but…what the hell… Are you a good developer? A great developer? A World Class developer? Perhaps you only think you are a good developer. Maybe you are a terrible developer and don't even know it. The only way to...
Five Bucks says you’ll Bookmark this Site: jsFiddle.net
In my never-ending wandering of technical web sites, I've been encountering links to jsFiddle.net more and more. Why? Because it is an incredibly useful site: It is a great 'sandbox' to play in. You can test, modify and retest HTML, CSS, and JavaScript...
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