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Automatically pull in user Gravatar images

I was browsing forrst.com and saw a pretty interesting code snippet from Chris Coyier from CSS-Tricks which is pretty useful for WordPress users and allows the gravatar of a commenter to be dynamically pulled into the comment box as soon as the user has clicked out of the email input field. The Code This code snippet is pretty easy to grasp. [...]

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Optimise your site for mobile devices

With the advent of smart phones and more powerful handheld devices like the iPad are your mobile users having the best experience? The mobile arena introduces a layer of complexity that can be difficult for designers and developers to accommodate. Mobile development is more than cross-browser, it should be cross-platform. Add a Mobile Stylesheet [...]

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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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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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jQuery image zoom effect

I recently revamped my portfolio as it was looking dreary and completely uninspiring, I wanted to present my work in a way that was both easy to navigate, easy to maintain and most importantly looked smart and un-cluttered. When I was brainstorming for ideas, I initially thought I would break up my portfolio into categories to make it both [...]

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Logging processes with PHP

Its sometimes necessary as a developer to log and track data as it is processed either to debug or to keep a simple record of maybe who’s logged in or out of your site. You could easily do this by accessing a MySQL database and adding a row, but you then have to create and maintain that database. So today I’m going to run through [...]

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