For the most part, Flash has always been the standard for showing video on the web (think of YouTube and Vimeo), supported in all browsers with the only exception being the iPhone and most recently, the iPad. But now, with HTML5, the new video tag is creeping into our lives and opening up many new, exciting and standardized media possibilities…
Giving users the ability to interact with your web site is one of the key elements to its success. Allowing users to post a comment or response and socially sharing are two of the basic fundamentals of web interaction, another, maybe less popular, is giving users the quickfire option of grading or rating a post, by using the super simple…
A few months back jQuery was updated to version 1.4, with loads of new features and improvements. Yep, jQuery is now even more indispensable, and with more functions, methods and arguments to try and learn and remember.
Trying to remember all of the jQuery functions is impossible. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are, or how much you use jQuery, we all need a handy and useful reference to refresh the memory and guide us. That is were cheatsheets come in.
This tutorial is about understanding, learning and mastering the some of the new features and properties of CSS3.
Keeping up with the new jQuery plugin releases and developments sometimes feels like a full-time job! Every other day something new and better crops up that catches the eye and you think yourself “Wow, that looks good, I could use that!“. For this post I have collected 25 of the best newly (or, pretty close to new) released jQuery plugins,…
CSS does a pretty darn good job of helping to lay out a web page… but not always. Even with all the versatility that CSS offers (including CSS3), it sometimes is not enough and, dare I say it, I really hate to say it – HTML tables are on [very few] occasions missed, as they can fill in the holes that CSSes layout techniques may leave behind.
At first glance the Google Map API may seem scary, I mean, were do you possibly start? You probably only want to display a simple map that displays directions to your clients address, you don’t really want an all singing and dancing interactive map with more options than necessary. There has to be a simpler way. Of course there is,…
There are many many tutorials and plugins for the jQuery core, but not so many that focus on jQuery UI. jQuery UI has been criticized in the past for its lack of documentation and support, but times have changed. Accompanied by its content rich website, in-depth docs and, especially, support from the jQuery community as a whole, jQuery UI has become huge and has never been easier to use.
Lets be honest, most of the form buttons that you come across are ugly, they work as intended, but really, really look awful. There are reasons for this, firstly form buttons, as with almost anything to do with forms, are notoriously tricky to style with consistency, and secondly, styling can cause major problems with cross browser and cross platform compatibility….
The purpose of web form validation is to ensure that the user is provided with the necessary information and help so that they are able to fill out and complete the form with the least amount of fuss and time.
There is no particularly consistent method to follow for form validation, there are only guidelines.
Creating an accessible data chart or graph in HTML is very tricky to achieve, especially with some elements, such as images, that allow only the most basic features that give textual information to non-visual users. What are the solutions?
PHP, Flash, Javscript (jQuery, MooTools, Prototype) and CSS can all be utilized successfully to implement interactive visualizations, and there are many techniques and solutions from each that will allow you to display them on web pages and apps.