Posts Tagged ‘jquery’

localStorage With Cookie Fallback

I mentioned the other day that localStorage can be used as an alternative for cookies. The benefit is that localStorage doesn’t sent it’s data back on every request to the server like a cookie. Headers are uncompressed in http making that very costly. However not every web browser out there supports localStorage. Most however do. […]

jQuery And Checkbox Values

I rarely use checkboxes and radio buttons. Perhaps because of that I forgot this little rookie error. For the intents and purposes below assume the following HTML: <p> <label for="checkbox1">Checkbox 1</label> <input type="checkbox" id="checkbox1" checked="checked"/> </p>   <p> <label for="checkbox2">Checkbox 2</label> <input type="checkbox" id="checkbox2"/> </p> You wouldn’t really expect it, but both of these return […]

2012 Presidential Candidate Websites

Back in 2008 I did a special segment in my “Secrets In Websites” series for the 2008 Presidential Elections. It was quite popular (almost crashed the server). I decided to do it again, but slightly revised for 2012.

Browser Detection In JavaScript Libraries

I was curious what browser detection in various JS libraries look like. While we always try to avoid doing browser detection, it’s sometimes a necessary evil. Here’s what I found.

WhiteHouse.gov Goes Open Source

I noted in January that WhiteHouse.gov relaunched for the Obama administration using a closed source infrastructure (it was using ASP.NET on IIS 6.0) running a proprietary CMS. It has now relaunched using open source Drupal. Also interesting is that it’s no longer broadcasting any headers regarding it’s server. Considering Drupal is by far better tested […]

Whitehouse.gov Analysis

A few notes on the new whitehouse.gov website as I did for the campaign sites after about 5 minutes of sniffing around: Running Microsoft-IIS 6.0 and ASP.NET 2.0.50727. The Bush administration ran Apache on what I think was some sort of Unix. Data is gzip’d. Whitehouse.gov is using Akamai as a CDN and for DNS […]

jQuery

Pretty big news from the jQuery camp today. Both Microsoft and Nokia will be making it part of their development platforms. Extra interesting is that they aren’t forking, but utilizing the existing code under the same license, and will contribute and participate like everyone else. I’ve been using jQuery on sites for quite a while […]

Shaver on Silly Season

Shaver’s got some interesting thoughts on silly season (prior reading, highly recommended). My favorite is this little nugget: If you choose a platform that needs tools, if you give up the viral soft collaboration of View Source and copy-and-paste mashups and being able to jam jQuery in the hole that used to have Prototype in […]

Fuller Screen Mode

Daniel Glazman is at it again, this time with Fuller Screen Mode. This has serious potential for anyone who ever has to do a presentation. I’ve had it in the back of my mind for a while. With a copy of Firefox, you now have full screen presentations that look great. For presentations on the […]