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Raymond Camden02/11/13
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PhoneGap 2.4.0 Released

The title pretty much says it all. PhoneGap 2.4.0 was released today. You can read the official blog entry on it here: PhoneGap 2.4.0 Released.

Hemanth Madhavarao02/11/13
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Better HTML password fields for mobile?

There is a particular issue that most of us would have noticed with few mobile devices in portrait with T9 (predictive_text) enabled : "To avoid prediction we have to use a lot of spaces and backspace."

Hirvesh Munogee02/10/13
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Zimit Framework - A Responsive Prototyping Framework For Web Developers

Zimit is a responsive prototyping framework for front-end web developers. All the components of the Zimit framework has been styled to a specific standard and the framework uses LESS to achieve modular and scalable CSS.

Jos Dirksen02/10/13
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Chrome and Firefox: Desktop Notifications

In this article we'll very quickly look at the state of desktop notifications. For desktop notifications there is currently a W3C specification, but there aren't any implementations of this standard yet.

Hirvesh Munogee02/09/13
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demarcate.js - An In-Page jQuery Based Editor For Markdown

demarcate. js is a jQuery plugin which allows you to directly edit a page’s HTML code and generate the equivalent Markdown code from it.

Hirvesh Munogee02/09/13
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demarcate.js - An In-Page jQuery Based Editor For Markdown

demarcate. js is a jQuery plugin which allows you to directly edit a page’s HTML code and generate the equivalent Markdown code from it.

Paul Hammant02/09/13
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Angular Instead of Media-Queries

I feel there is an element of “tail wagging the dog” about CSS driving more sweeping experience changes. I’m not sure CSS is the place for something that feels like conditional logic.

Christopher Bennage02/08/13
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Getting Started With JavaScript... Again

Everyone wants to learn JavaScript. So, like me, you probably already kinda maybe knew JavaScript. But times have changed and now it’s a serious language. How do you get up to speed? Here’s what I did.

Joost Van Schaik02/08/13
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A KnockOut.js binding helper for a JQuery Mobile Slider

I tried to find a way to bind a JQuery Mobile slider to Knockout.js. That’s not supported out of the box, so you have to make or find a customer ‘binding helper’ and I found so much examples that were plainly wrong or incomplete that I had to blog mine, which is complete and actually works.

Sandeep Patel02/08/13
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CSS3 Transitions: A Small Tutorial

Here's a very quick tutorial on CSS3 transitions, with illustrations and a code snippet.

Hirvesh Munogee02/08/13
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Roole - A CSS Preprocessor With Built-In Vendor Prefixing

Roole is a CSS preprocessor which allows you to write code which compiles down to CSS. Roole is inspired from other preprocessor language like SASS, LESS and Stylus.

Lorna Mitchell02/07/13
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9 Magic Methods in PHP

The title is a bit of a red herring as PHP has more than 9 magic methods, but these will get you off to a good start using PHP's magic methods. It might be magic, but no wands are required!

Paul Underwood02/07/13
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Alert Theme Users To Required Plugins

In this tutorial we are going to go over the steps on how theme developers can provide the user with alert messages to tell the user to download certain plugins to increase the functionality of their site.

Hirvesh Munogee02/07/13
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HTML5 Drag & Swap - A Simple Drag & Replace jQuery/Zepto Plugin

HTML5 Drag & Swap is a simple lightweight Zepto plugin which allows you to implement a drag and replace interface for elements.

Raymond Camden02/07/13
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Playing with SVG and JavaScript

For some reason, I never took a real good look at SVG (MozDev link) in the past. I knew, conceptually, that it was a way to describe graphics in XML format and I knew Adobe had a large amount of history/support behind it, but I never really thought it was useful for what I do in my day to day work. That was until last week when a reader sent in an interesting question.

Paul Hammant02/06/13
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The Importance of the DOM

This article looks a little deeper into the importance of the DOM as a intermediary, and points out some of the strengths and weaknesses of it. The DOM, of course, is the Document Object Model within a browser, that models the content and layout of a page.

Hirvesh Munogee02/06/13
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Groundwork - A Powerful, Flexible & Responsive Frontend Framework

Groundwork is a powerful, flexible and responsive frontend framework which allows you to create responsive designs which work basically on any device.

Axel Fontaine02/06/13
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The perils of the missing javascript block scope

Javascript variable scope is something of a strange thing. You have a global and a function scope. But unlike most other languages, there is no block scope! This is often a cause for hard to find bugs.

Hirvesh Munogee02/06/13
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Cool Kitten - A Parallax Scrolling Responsive Framework

Cool Kitten is a parallax scrolling responsive framework which allows you to create parallax effect on website easily. Not only the framework allows you to create parallax designs, it allows makes them responsive.

jb j02/05/13
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Modern CSS3 techniques to embellish your website

The CSS3 specification allows front-end developers to create sophisticated visual effects to make websites look better. I have compiled over 10 new CSS3 techniques to embellish your website and give it a more professional look and feel.

Hirvesh Munogee02/05/13
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Hint.css - A Tooltip Library In CSS

Hint.css is a tooltip library written completely in CSS. It’s originally written in SASS and uses only HTML/CSS to implement simple tooltips.

Hirvesh Munogee02/05/13
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Lazy Line Painter - A jQuery Plugin For SVG Path Animation

Lazy Line Painter is a jQuery plugin which allows you to do SVG path animation. It works by converting your SVG line graphic to JavaScript code, then you import jQuery, Raphaël and the Lazy Line Painter jQuery plugin and voila – done.

Andrew Trice02/05/13
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Video: Native vs. Hybrid vs. Web

Here’s a video from the “What Developers Love and Hate about iOS, Android, Windows and HTML5″ panel discussion that I took part in during MoDev East back in December. The panelists represented native app developers, HTML/web developers, and myself-representing the HTML/hybrid app paradigm.

Paul Hammant02/04/13
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Application Development Glass Ceilings Revisited

I had previous written something on application development glass ceilings. To describe this I have always used the lack of a ‘image drop-down’ widget as the proof of the glass ceiling when developing web applications. I’m going to get into an solution for that today.

Raymond Camden02/04/13
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Advice for a Server to Client Side Developer

Yesterday I got an email from a reader that meshes perfectly with what I presented on earlier in the week. Here is his email: