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JavaScript idioms every webdev should grok

20/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Isofarro : JavaScript idioms every webdev should grok - Everything in JavaScript is an object - even functions. Objects are mutable.

Paul Hammond : Continuing Intermittent Incoherency » JavaScript Idioms Every Webdev Should Grok - If all of that makes sense to you, JavaScript can be a fun, liberating language

deusx : Continuing Intermittent Incoherency » JavaScript Idioms Every Webdev Should Grok - "JavaScript (the language, not the browser bindings for the DOM, etc.) can be either brutally hard or refreshingly flexible."

Blether: GP2X Review

19/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

Isofarro : Blether: GP2X Review - Positive review by Dan Champion. I'm so torn between the GP2X and the Nokia Web Tablet. Aaaarrgghhh

Pedestrian sign's forked tongue

16/01/2006 @ 15:09 UTC

Isofarro : Pedestrian sign's forked tongue - In English the sign read 'Look Right,' but underneath the translation into Welsh read 'Look Left.'

out-law: Does your website overstate its accessibility?

13/01/2006 @ 14:09 UTC

Isofarro : out-law: Does your website overstate its accessibility? - 'Of the 500 sites, 40 (8%) had an accessibility statement or logo. However, when 20 of these sites were inspected further, only six were found to be accurately stating their accessibility.'

Cheeky Tip: Default Function Arguments In JavaScript

11/01/2006 @ 14:09 UTC

Isofarro : Cheeky Tip: Default Function Arguments In JavaScript - Useful technique of using default values in JavaScript

PEAR: Manual installation

7/01/2006 @ 18:10 UTC

Isofarro : PEAR: Manual installation - Manual installation of PHP Pear modules to shared web hosting space, as well as how to add the path to the PEAR files to the PHP include path in your PHP script

Activity indicators

7/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

Isofarro : Activity indicators - A public domain collection of animated gifs for loading/waiting icons in AJAX applications. Useful.

Paul Hammond : AJAX Activity indicators | Animated GIFs designed to indicate your site is doing something - These images are all released into the public domain

Wayne Burkett : AJAX Activity indicators | Animated GIFs designed to indicate your site is doing something - "These images are all released into the public domain." #

Tar file management with PHP Archive_Tar

7/01/2006 @ 17:10 UTC

Isofarro : Tar file management with PHP Archive_Tar - Using the PEAR package to create and manipulate tar files. This package also supports gzip and bzip compressed tar files. This is a good start for cross-platform data archives for web applications

@media 2006

5/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : @media 2006 - Back for another year, in London on the 15-16th of June.

Isofarro : @media 2006 - Two tracks, interesting sessions, excellent list of speakers. (Wot, not Joe Clark??) Lots of Dom Scripting speakers. Looks to be another top-notch event.

Richard Rutter : media 2006 - media is back! Registrations are open..

Paul Hammond : @media 2006 - The @media conference returns to London this June, bigger and better than before

Jon Hicks : @media 2006 - Its on the way! See you in June!

ODF subpar for the disabled? Not so fast says Google researcher

1/01/2006 @ 19:09 UTC

Isofarro : ODF subpar for the disabled? Not so fast says Google researcher - TV Raman weighs in on the Massachussets ODF accessibility debate. ODF leverages existing web accessibility features - e.g. XForms which makes it less of a barrier than the Microsoft Office formats.

Yahoo! Developer Network - JavaScript Developer Center

1/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

Isofarro : Yahoo! Developer Network - JavaScript Developer Center - Links, articles, development guides and API documentation about JavaScript and Yahoo JavaScript-capable products

Expanding on Usability

1/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

Isofarro : Expanding on Usability - An interview with Kim Krause Berg, chock-a-block with resources and pointers about usability

Getting AJAX ready for prime time

1/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

Isofarro : Getting AJAX ready for prime time - 'But the biggest obstacle to going Web-based is the fact that you need a big, fat pipe to the Internet whenever you want to work.'

All you need for learning, building, validating and publishing accessible web sites

1/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

Isofarro : All you need for learning, building, validating and publishing accessible web sites - Rich collection of links about web accessibility

FACE : Faruk's Animated CSS Enhancements

19/12/2005 @ 23:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : FACE : Faruk's Animated CSS Enhancements - "...developed to allow standards-compliant web developers to put more life and energy into their pages, without having to learn Javascript or Flash : all it takes is basic math skills and a good understanding of CSS." [via#

Isofarro : FACE: Faruk's Animated CSS Enhancements - Animiated effects for your website using JavaScript and CSS. An interesting mix of web standards.

Paul Hammond : FACE: Faruk's Animated CSS Enhancements - KuraFire Network - put more life and energy into their pages, without having to learn Javascript or Flash: all it takes is basic math skills and a good understanding of CSS

JavaScript Tip #1: Speed Up Object Detection

7/12/2005 @ 22:55 UTC

Paul Hammond : JavaScript Tip #1: Speed Up Object Detection - only performing object detection once instead of every time you call addEvent

Isofarro : JavaScript Tip #1: Speed Up Object Detection - A simple genius solution to the constant object detection. Do it once, and remember

RFC 4287

6/12/2005 @ 07:55 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : RFC 4287 - RFC 4287: The Atom Syndication Format

Isofarro : RFC 4287: The Atom Syndication Format - Atom eventually has its RFC number - that makes it a full IETF standard.

kayodeok : RFC 4287: The Atom Syndication Format - This document specifies Atom, an XML-based Web content and metadata syndication format

Legal advice from automated testing tools?

5/12/2005 @ 11:56 UTC

Isofarro : Legal advice from automated testing tools? - If automated tools are going to insult users by making legal threats, at the very least get the facts right first. Redux finds SilkTide fear mongering amusing.

SearchWin 2000: The real story behind the Massachusetts ODF flap

4/12/2005 @ 12:55 UTC

Isofarro : SearchWin 2000: The real story behind the Massachusetts ODF flap - Insightful article: Microsoft Office formats versus the Open Document Format is similar to IBM's Token Ring versus TCP/IP and Ethernet

Allison comments on Brian Jones blog re Microsoft's refusal to support OpenOffice XML formats

3/12/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Isofarro : Allison comments on Brian Jones blog re Microsoft's refusal to support OpenOffice XML formats - Jeremy Allison, the lead developer of Samba exposes the hypocrisy of Microsoft's refusal to support ODF.

Zoom layouts

1/12/2005 @ 15:55 UTC

Isofarro : Zoom layouts - A repository of links and resources about Zoom Layouts, popularised by Joe Clark

Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time

1/12/2005 @ 01:55 UTC

Simon Willison : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - My addLoadEvent() makes number 9 :) [via]

deusx : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - "If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions."

Isofarro : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Functions for adding events, cookie manipulation, and clever DOM shortcuts

kayodeok : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - If there was ever a universal common.js shared among the entire develosphere, you’d fine these ten (plus one bonus) functions. It would be the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without.

Nelson Minar : Top 10 Javascript - Fixing the language (via kottke)

znarf : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Essential [via#

Paul Hammond : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - the swiss army knife no developer would go into production without

philgyford : Top 10 custom JavaScript functions of all time - Some of the most commonly repeated functions. (via Tim/twisty)

Brad Neuberg: Coding In Paradise: AJAX: Creating Huge Bookmarklets

29/11/2005 @ 06:56 UTC

deusx : Brad Neuberg: Coding In Paradise: AJAX: Creating Huge Bookmarklets - "I've put together a way to have huge, arbitrarily sized bookmarklets, where most of the code resides outside of the bookmarklet link."

Isofarro : AJAX: Creating Huge Bookmarklets - Brad Neuberg explains how to dynamically include a script element to create bookmarklets that use these external javascript files.

Jacaranda photo gallery

26/11/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Isofarro : Jacaranda photo gallery - Wonderful pictures of Jacarandas in full bloom. From Brooklyn, Pretoria, October 2005.

Simple Test for PHP

20/11/2005 @ 16:55 UTC

Isofarro : Simple Test for PHP - A neat and simple package for unit testing PHP scripts

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