11 jQuery Plugins That Can Enhance Your Typography

Sep 21 2011 by Ken Hattori | 14 Comments

There is an array of wonderful jQuery typography plugins that give web designers greater control over their sites’ web typography. At the hands of a capable designer, you can leverage the power of jQuery in web pages to reach a high level of typographic elegance and sophistication.

Below is a list of top jQuery plugins that serve a wide range of purposes related to web typography, from helping you implement @font-face to providing your users with better usability and functionality when it comes to your website’s fonts.

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Top 10 Mobile Web Development JavaScript Frameworks

Aug 14 2011 by Jacob Gube | 34 Comments

Top 10 Mobile Web Development JavaScript Frameworks

Creating web apps and sites for the Mobile Web has its own sets of challenges and techniques. From UIs optimized for fingers instead of mouse cursors to the bandwidth limitations that most portable personal devices have, developing for mobile devices requires a paradigm shift for those of us who’ve traditionally created products aimed at desktops.

To help you rapidly deploy cross-platform mobile apps and websites, there’s a wide range of JavaScript frameworks you can take advantage of.

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The Power of jQuery with Ajax

Jun 25 2010 by Eric Rowell | 36 Comments

The Power of jQuery with Ajax

As the web evolves, new technologies are emerging and uniting in remarkable ways. The combination of Ajax and jQuery, in particular, is one of the most powerful unions to date.

The purpose of this article is to give a brief and generalized overview of both Ajax and jQuery, and also discuss how jQuery has made Ajax development easier than ever before.

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20 Fresh JavaScript Data Visualization Libraries

Jan 17 2010 by Jacob Gube | 49 Comments

There are plenty of JavaScript libraries out there for rendering your otherwise plain and boring numerical data into beautiful, interactive, and informative visualizations. The beauty of using JavaScript for data visualization is that, if created correctly, your data will be highly accessible (usually via HTML tables). A long time ago (2008), I wrote about JavaScript solutions for graphing and charting data and this article revisits the topic with twenty more JavaScript libraries that you can use to bring your data to life.

1. Highcharts

Highcharts

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Getting Started with jQuery

Jan 4 2010 by Louis Lazaris | 40 Comments

The web development scene is moving forward at a lightning-fast pace, and it’s imperative that developers continue to keep their skills fresh. If you’ve been involved in front-end design or development in any form over the past five years or so, then it’s very likely that you’ve experimented at some point with one of the popular JavaScript libraries, many of which have become quite prominent and are now used on a number of large commercial websites.

Getting Started with jQuery

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10 Awesome Techniques and Examples of Animation with jQuery

Nov 1 2009 by Kawsar Ali | 63 Comments

10 Awesome Techniques and Examples of Animation with jQuery

jQuery can pretty much do anything you can think of. All you need is a creative imagination and some time to learn the simple and intuitive API.

In this article, we share with you some innovative uses of jQuery in animating web design elements. You’ll read about some interesting techniques, tutorials, and examples that will show you how to create similar effects on your own websites and web apps.

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6 Advanced JavaScript Techniques You Should Know

Oct 8 2009 by Louis Lazaris | 33 Comments

6 Advanced JavaScript Techniques You Should Know

There have been a number of articles published over the years that discuss best practices techniques for JavaScript. I thought I would go a little bit beyond the scope of those articles and outline a number of advanced techniques and practices that I have personally used or read about that could be invaluable in certain circumstances.

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