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jQuery scalable fullscreen background image

I remember when fullscreen flash sites we’re all the rage in the mid 90’s with flamboyant splash pages enticing you in. A large number of these sites had an eye catching image that would full your browser regardless of the window size. Here’s how to set an image as the background for a webpage and make it proportionally scale [...]

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5 tips to designing better landing pages

Marketing your site to the right audience and getting your core message across is crucial in order to sell your product or service. There is no single formula to achieve this, only different strategies and tests will lead to a landing page that suits your products needs. 1. Call to action Users will click on a call to action buttons because [...]

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Build a jQuery Plugin

Delving into the inner workings of jQuery and plucking up the courage to build a jQuery plugin can be a daunting task. In this tutorial I’m going to run through the basics of creating a tooltip plugin. We’re going to concentrate more on the plugin construction rather than the tooltip functionality outcome although i’ll show [...]

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Latest tweets tooltip plugin with jQuery

Whilst browsing my feeds I found an interesting post by Cody over at Codrops on how to add a twitter tooltip popup on any paragraph of text. You can find the main plugin here: jQuery Twitter Search Plugin or view the demo The Code Oh well there’s not much to brag about here but here’s how to initialise the plugin. The popup box [...]

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Build a MySpaceID Application

MySpaceID allows MySpace Users to easily come into your site and get going by bringing their identity with them. By allowing Users to link their MySpace account with your site, a Developer can enable social functionality. This guide is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the MySpace API as well as demonstrate with step by step [...]

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Using PHP Sessions

When you get to a stage when you need to pass user data from one page to another you have the option to do this without the user knowing by using PHP Session variables. Sessions are basically server-side cookies which have a corresponding client side cookie that contains a reference to its server-side counterpart. When a user visits a page, [...]

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jQuery form titles

I thought I’d share a little technique that I occasionally use when coding forms with a limited amount of space. It’s a simple effect that allows you to contain the form input or textarea title within the form allowing the user to click inside the form input to remove it. You often see this used on search fields The JavaScript [...]

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Using Cufon font replacement

I’d never used Cufon font replacement until a few weeks ago when I was sifting through some code that another designer had written and noticed that he was using Cufon. Not that many people seem to know about Cufon though. Cufon uses a blend of font generator tools and JavaScript to create a custom font renderer in canvas and VML. Here’s [...]

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MySpace Open Search API

The MySpace Search API allows you to search MySpace for user, videos, images, and music. With an individual feed for each search item. It is designed to function like a search on the MySpace website and to have a response format that is compatible with OpenSocial. The API returns either JSON or XML and in this tutorial i’ll be using [...]

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