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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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Building an animated 3D poll

Regular readers of Papermashup will have seen the post that I wrote last week on Easy Poll, the personal project that I launched a few weeks back that allows you to create a simple 2 answer poll that you can share and gather feedback on. You can read the post about it and check out easypoll.papermashup here I’d love to hear your feedback. [...]

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Build a jQuery content feature like MailChimp

I was scouring the internet for inspiration the other day and revisiting some interesting sites and noticed that MailChimp had changed their homepage integrating a slick full page slider. After a little investigation I noticed that they were using the jQuery Cycle plugin which allows you to rotate, paginate or cycle a set of images. I’ve [...]

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jQuery page scrolling

Over a year ago I wrote an article on scrolling a page using Prototype, just to update things here I’m going to run through scrolling a page using jQuery and the animate() function. Automated page scrolling is useful in many cases. A good example of this technique can be found in the personal project i worked on a few months back ‘We [...]

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easypoll a side project

I was sat in the sun at the weekend and sporadically decided to do a little project like wedeliver you can read about the adventure I had building the 24hr project here. This project on the other hand probably took about 24hrs to complete but I built it over a few days. It’s basically a site where you can create a simple 2 answer poll, [...]

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Using jQuery Arrays

I was recently in a situation where I needed to count a number of list items and pass the values to a form, I got around this problem by using JavaScript arrays, looping through the list items and picking up one of the attributes. I’ve created a demo page to show an example of this here. Lets run through the code. We start with our dom [...]

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Get started with jQuery Tools

It’s so easy to go on the hunt for a plugin for a project and end up with multiple plugins all doing different things maintained and managed by separate developers, but wait there’s a common solution to this problem with jQuery Tools. jQuery Tools packages up some commonly used functions which are relatively easy to manipulate [...]

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Building a fancy jQuery header feature

I’ve recently been working on a project where a client came to me with an idea to create a feature on their homepage which shows three sections of dynamic content, this lead me to think about writing a tutorial on how to create a jQuery feature such as this. I remember a few years back seeing a similar technique on a website but back [...]

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Simple CSS Navigation

Navigation is a key feature on any site and for a front end web designer or developer there’s nothing more important than creating the perfect navigation menu. Today I’m going to run through how to create a pure CSS navigation strip using basic HTML and CSS. This will give you a basic understanding of how to put together a CSS [...]

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