Create a Nice, Lightweight JavaScript Tooltip

Jun 4 2008 by Michael Leigeber | 202 Comments

Editor’s note: This tutorial was written by Michael Leigeber, a web designer and .NET developer who runs the Leigeber Web Development Blog – a blog that’s setting the blogging community buzzing with his beautiful, lightweight JavaScript solutions.

Tooltip - demo

View the JavaScript Tooltip demonstration.

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25 Excellent Ajax Techniques and Examples

Jun 2 2008 by Jacob Gube | 101 Comments

Ajax allows for rich-internet applications that mimic the responsiveness and complex user interfaces typically associated with desktop applications. Moving applications to the web browser opens many possibilities, including the ability to save user data, connecting with other users for collaboration and sharing, and making deployment and using the application easier since web browsers are standard-issue with most computers regardless of operating system.

If you’re interested in expanding your understanding of Ajax techniques and practices, check out these 25 hand-picked Ajax articles and tutorials that outline various methods and concepts involved in the development of Ajax-based applications. Though most are geared for budding and intermediate developers, veterans might find a trick or two they haven’t encountered before.

1. Ajax RSS reader

Ajax RSS reader - Screenshot

Build a simple RSS reader that takes remote XML data from RSS feeds using Ajax, PHP, and MySQL. This example allows users to view feed content from multiple sources in one page. At the bottom of the article, you’ll find an animated demonstration of the RSS reader.

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