Mon, 27 Jul 2009 06:42:46 -0600Always use ID to select an element if you can. This is the fastest way to select elements. Avoid matching elements by class name. Selecting with class name only will make jQuery search every element in the entire page..
Wed, 22 Oct 2008 06:03:44 -0600AJAX provides Web developers with plenty of opportunities to enhance the user experience and improve the performance of their websites. There are countless ways that AJAX can be used, and fortunately there are plenty of good and useful AJAX tutorials out there to help you with your own implementation. This post serves as a collection of useful tutorials on working with AJAX in a wide variety of ways. You’ll find tutorials on working with forms, building shopping carts, creating chat features, working with log-ins and usernames and much more..
Fri, 22 Aug 2008 05:39:24 -0600So you’ve built a beautiful, standards-compliant site utilizing the latest and greatest CSS techniques. You’ve mastered control of styling every element, but in the back of your mind, a little voice is nagging you about how ugly your select's are. With a little DOM scripting and some creative CSS, you can make your select's beautiful.
Wed, 02 Jul 2008 05:27:14 -0600For all of us who deal with long web pages and need to scroll to the top for the menu, here's a nice alternative: floating menus that move as you scroll a page. This is done using HTML, CSS and jQuery, and it's fully W3C-compliant. This tutorial covers how to create a "floating menu" using HTML, CSS, and jQuery. To reiterate, a floating menu stays visible even if you scroll down a web page. They're animated, so they move up and down as you scroll the browser window up or down.
Tue, 17 Jun 2008 04:23:55 -0600For both accessibility and usability reasons, all input fields and other form controls except buttons should have an associated label that clearly states what the purpose of the control is, or what kind of input the user is expected to fill it with. Sometimes the visual design places restrictions on those labels, in some cases to the extent that there is no room for a label. One common workaround when no label can be displayed is to put some placeholder text in the text field and let that act as the label..