Weekend Links – Firefox 3 Hacks, jQuery Kwicks, Shorthand CSS, XMPPHP, Google Page Rank PHP

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Cutting Edge: Exclusive Firefox 3 about:config Hacks

Firefox 3 has not yet come out in its official, final form yet but Eric Wendelin is already tinkering with Firefox's popular "about:config." Learn how to further customize your 'fox!


Introducing Kwicks For jQuery

Jeremy Martin was no doubt envious of my MooTools Kwicks example so he decided to do a bang-up job of porting the effect to jQuery. The easing very smooth and his class is very customizable.


Effective Shorthand CSS

I use shorthand CSS on all my projects. Shorthand CSS cuts down on development time and file size. Don't know how to do it? Michael Leigeber can show you how.



If you use GTalk or any other Jabber client, you're using XMPP. This PHP class allows you to send messages using XMPP just like you were using instant messaging.


Google Page Rank in PHP

It seems to me that Google's Page Rank rating has gone down in importance over the past year. That said, there's no reason to not take advantage of a great PHP script!


Recent Features

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    CSS @supports

    Feature detection via JavaScript is a client side best practice and for all the right reasons, but unfortunately that same functionality hasn't been available within CSS.  What we end up doing is repeating the same properties multiple times with each browser prefix.  Yuck.  Another thing we...

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    Write Better JavaScript with Promises

    You've probably heard the talk around the water cooler about how promises are the future. All of the cool kids are using them, but you don't see what makes them so special. Can't you just use a callback? What's the big deal? In this article, we'll...

Incredible Demos

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    MooTools 1.2 Tooltips: Customize Your Tips

    I've never met a person that is "ehhhh" about XHTML/javascript tooltips; people seem to love them or hate them. I'm on the love side of things. Tooltips give you a bit more information about something than just the element itself (usually...

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    dwProgressBar v2:  Stepping and Events

    dwProgressBar was a huge hit when it debuted. For those of you who didn't catch my first post, dwProgressBar is a MooTools 1.2-based progress bar which allows for as much flexibility as possible. Every piece of dwProgressBar can be controlled by CSS...


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