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Aug 28 2009

CSS | JavaScript | JQuery | Tutorial

How to add a webpage fade-in effect using JQuery

THE PROBLEM: HTML pages that have numerous and complex nested <div> tags and CSS can sometimes have a jumbled “assembling” appearance that happens as the page is loading and the various elements are being rendered by the browser. The appearance of this process can look quite unrefined and detract from professional appearance of the site. [...]

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Aug 19 2009

Commentary

The dilemma of Twitter

Twitter. Love it, perhaps hate it, or don’t get it. One thing is clear, Twitter has experienced profound media exposure, perhaps surprisingly out of proportion with the service it actually provides. No, there are no tools to help you sell things, no you can’t create galleries of your favorite pictures, no there isn’t a lengthy [...]

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Aug 17 2009

Commentary

Why URL shortening as we know it is bad

There was a time when computers on the Internet were accessed via a numerical address. Early on, even before TCP/IP, the idea to map these sets of numbers to human-readable addresses seemed like a good one. The precursor of what is today the Domain Name System (DNS) was born. Fast forward to today and the [...]

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Aug 03 2009

AS3 | Tips

Creating a date countdown timer in ActionScript 3 / Flash

Creating a countdown timer in ActionScript is quite easy. The essentials of it are: Specify a target date to countdown to using the Date class. Create a Timer instance to check the countdown time each second or so. At each tick of the timer calculate the number of milliseconds between now and the target date. [...]

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