My 10 Most Popular Articles
I was browsing through my Google Analytics web stats and I thought it would be fun put together a post with my 10 most popular articles! The topics range from opinion to CSS to jQuery and to MooTools. I hope you have as much fun reading them as I had writing them.
1. 9 Signs Not to Hire THAT Web Guy
My employer specializes in creating websites for middle-sized businesses. We rarely create "Mom'n'Pops" websites and generally don't pursue contracts with major corporations. Working with mid-size business has given me the opportunity to speak with executives and "decision-makers" within each business. Our discussions eventually end up with the other person telling me about their previous web developers and how their current site is ineffective as a sales tool or representation of the business. There are some definitive characteristics about my customers' previous web persons and without further adieu, I give you 9 signs you shouldn't hire THAT web guy...
2. MooTools 1.2 Tooltips: Customize Your Tips
Tooltips can also provide another method of website branding. Why throw a vanilla tooltip to the user when you can brand your website? MooTools 1.2 provides a Tips plugin that allows for easy-to-customize tooltips. Let me show you how to create a sweet, branded tooltip.
3. Build a Slick and Simple MooTools Accordion
4. Advanced CSS Printing -- Using CSS Page Breaks
Needless to say, I've learned quite a few tricks to making a website print properly. I've already shared methods for making your website content printer-friendly, as well as making your website structure printer-friendly. One important aspect of making your pages printer-friendly is using CSS/XHTML page breaks.
5. Basic AJAX Calls Using MooTools 1.2
AJAX has become a huge part of the modern web and that wont change in the foreseeable future. MooTools has made AJAX so simple that a rookie developer can get their dynamic pages working in no time.
6. An Open Letter to You, Webmaster
I write a honest, touching letter to Webmaster.
7. Animated Progress Bars Using MooTools
I love progress bars. It's important that I know roughly what percentage of a task is complete. I've created a highly customizable MooTools progress bar class that animates to the desired percentage.
8. Get Slick with MooTools Kwicks
When it came time for my employer to redo their website, I made it my goal to really jazz up the site with MooTools. Nothing too fancy and nothing too bright, just some simple effects that show attention to detail and a little bit of fun. I then thought it was the time to use MooTools "kwicks" to give the website a little kick.
9. jQuery Link Nudging
A while back I wrote an article about MooTools Link Nudging, which is essentially a classy, subtle link animation achieved by adding left padding on mouseover and removing it on mouseout. Here's how to do it using jQuery.
10. Facebook Sliders with MooTools and CSS