Tag archive for "javascript"

Not too long ago I wanted to add a new plugin to my blog. During various tests I noticed something quite shocking: at least one of the plugins insisted on loading it's CSS and jquery on every page of my blog. A little more testing showed me that many plugins … more

This is about the Firefox Add-ons I use. This really is a complete list, I like to keep my browser lean. I'm fully aware that most people will miss things like Adblock, Pixel perfect and greasemonkey, but I don't use them. Usability Tab Kit: My favorite tab extension. Has many … more

I know why most people who do web design, JS coding etc. loathe Internet Explorer 6. I hate having to fix stuff for any IE at all, the web would be a better place if that piece of software just died. I welcome efforts to decrease the market share of … more

So I have decided to use the CSS3 border-radius property on some sites. They are personal projects so I don't care if they look a little worse on IE. After a few tweakings I've ended up with using things like this: #foo { border-radius: 8px 4px 4px 8px; -moz-border-radius: 8px … more

Why would I want to track clicks you may ask. Well, for me it's about usability and user flow optimization. If I do some ajax/dynamic stuff on a page, I want to see what the users are doing. As they leave no visible traces in the logs, I need to … more

You may have heard about Harmen Janssen's technique to focus input fields on pageload and keep the backspace button's history back function intact. I wanted to play with it any my first step was to mooify his ideas. So inside the domready event I simply did: function inputify(elem) { elem.focus(); … more

Today I went through the pain of installing Windows XP. On QEMU. I wanted to do some JavaScript debugging for mootools. It turned out that IE was just a little picky about list formatting. Whenever you list things, IE scripting breaks if you add a comma behind the last element. … more

Update: This post is ancient, with CSS3 and HTML5 there are much nicer ways to achieve similar things. When you use HTML forms it is often desirable to pre-fill some input fields. Your idea could be that you want to give your visitors some clue to what they're supposed to … more