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Posted by Ronald Anthonissen on

CSS Sprites2 – It’s JavaScript Time

A sense of movement is often the differentiator between Flash-heavy web sites and standards-based sites. Flash interfaces have always seemed more alive—responding to the user’s interactions in a dynamic way that standards-based web sites haven’t been able to replicate.

Lately that’s been changing, of course, with a resurgence in dynamic interface effects, helped along by JavaScript libraries that make it easy—libraries such as Prototype, Scriptaculous, Moo, YUI, MochiKit (and I could go on). It’s high time to revisit the CSS Sprites technique from four years ago, and see if we can’t interject a little bit of movement of our own.

A List Apart: Articles: CSS Sprites2CSS Sprites2 – It’s JavaScript Time

Posted by Ronald Anthonissen on

(Better) JQuery IntelliSense in VS2008 – BradVin’s .Net Blog

I know, I know, this has been done before. The reason I’m writing this post, however, is to improve on what I have found on the web. For anyone wondering what jQuery is, goto the jQuery site and also read this tutorial. Now onto the good stuff….

If you are like me and you’ve read the many articles about how to get other javascript libraries to work in VS2008, you’ll know that all you really need to do is install the visual studio HOTFIX. This patches your VS and among other things, gets the javascript intellisense working nicely.

BradVin’s .Net Blog(Better) JQuery IntelliSense in VS2008

Posted by Ronald Anthonissen on

How To Minimize Your Javascript and CSS Files for Faster Page Loads

Over the last 11 years I’ve spent a great deal of time trying to improve client websites with an eye for minimalist interface design and code. While the minimalist design esthetic is not the choice for every client the notion of less code and faster load times always goes over well. Today, many of web applications I design and code for have a plethora of Javascript and CSS files. Fortunately, there are many options to solve this rather simple problem. Compression, obfuscation and bundling are all great options.

Below you’ll find a list of the sites I’ve visited to learn more about Javascript and CSS compression. Please let me know through email or a comment if you know of any other great compression resources, and I’ll be glad to post them. Most of the descriptions below are taken from the developers of the example. Thanks, Max.

Max KieslerHow To Minimize Your Javascript and CSS Files for Faster Page Loads

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Posted by Ronald Anthonissen on

Google Code Revamps with jQuery

This is a very nice example of how the open technologies of jQuery and Google API’s can be combined to create very powerful websites.

We have revamped Google Code, the site which is the home to developers, and open source hosting. A ton of work went into cleaning up the UI integrating and unifying content, and simplifying.
The site uses jQuery for a lot of its work, and also eats a lot of dogfood.

AjaxianGoogle Code Revamps with jQuery

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Posted by Ronald Anthonissen on

A List Apart: Articles: Graceful E-Mail Obfuscation

Many web users don’t understand the inevitable consequences of exposing their e-mail address on the web. Experienced web developers and website owners, however do. Thousands of spam bots tirelessly crawl the web to collect e-mail addresses exposed on websites, in blog comments and elsewhere. These addresses end up in databases sold to unsavory marketers, who bombard the owners’s inboxes with unsolicited mail.
Of course, spam is an increasingly complicated problem that can never be solved by the efforts of web developers alone. But don’t underestimate your own powers.

A List Apart: Graceful E-Mail Obfuscation