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Weekend Links – Browsers of 2009, Realities of Designing Websites, CSS Tricks Videos, JavaScript Library Loading Speed, Comment Spam Blocker

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The Browsers of 2009

John Resig makes his predictions on what the browser market will be in the year 2009. Don't we all need Firefox to simply take over?

http://css.dzone.com/news/browsers-2009

10 Realities of Designing Websites for Clients

A great article about designing a website for clients and the pitfalls that come with it. As professionals it's our job to give direction on all aspects of the project but some clients just don't want to listen.

http://vandelaydesign.com/blog/design/designing-for-clients/

CSS Tricks Videos

Chris put together a 3-video series on how you take a Photoshop file, chop it apart, and make the image into a XTHML/CSS page. Worth the time for any budding Web Designer!

http://css-tricks.com/videos/

Javascript Library Loading Speed

jQuery's John Resig questions JavaScript library loading statistics published by the PBWiki team, citing major loopholes and inconsistencies.

http://ejohn.org/blog/library-loading-speed/

How I Built an Effective Blog Comment Spam Blocker

Jonathan Snook created a comment spam blocker for his blog from scratch. Really interesting read on his "points" system in evaluating each comment.

http://snook.ca/archives/other/effective_blog_comment_spam_blocker/

Treehouse Learning

Recent Features

  • Responsive and Infinitely Scalable JS Animations

    Back in late 2012 it was not easy to find open source projects using requestAnimationFrame() – this is the hook that allows Javascript code to synchronize with a web browser's native paint loop. Animations using this method can run at 60 fps and deliver fantastic...

  • 5 HTML5 APIs You Didn’t Know Existed

    When you say or read "HTML5", you half expect exotic dancers and unicorns to walk into the room to the tune of "I'm Sexy and I Know It."  Can you blame us though?  We watched the fundamental APIs stagnate for so long that a basic feature...

Incredible Demos

  • Checkbox Filtering Using MooTools ElementFilter

    When I first wrote MooTools ElementFilter, I didn't think much of it. Fast forward eight months later and I've realized I've used the plugin a billion times. Hell, even one of the "big 3" search engines is using it for their maps application....

  • MooTools Fun with Fx.Shake

    Adding movement to your website is a great way to attract attention to specific elements that you want users to notice. Of course you could use Flash or an animated GIF to achieve the movement effect but graphics can be difficult to maintain. Enter...

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