Weekend Links – mooSlide, Spam-Proof Email Links, JSMiner, MooScroll, Twitter
mooSlide Revamp for MooTools 1.2
mooSlide is a customizable MooTools-based slider that pops into the page whenever and wherever you'd like. Potentially very useful -- just make sure you aren't covering a bunch of content up (like the demo).
Spam-Proof Email Links
MooTools core developer Michelle Steigewalt describes how she uses MooTools to prevent spambots from collecting emails from a website. Of course we all do this in one way or another -- is this better than your method?
Us programmers love games that make us think, like Minesweeper. JSMiner is a great translation to a web version. Kudos to this person -- seems like a loftly goal but they succeeded.
MooScroll is an awesome class that allows you to create and style your own scrollbars. These scollbars can be used within any element on the page.
9 Web Developers That Must Be Followed on Twitter
I've heard of all of the these people which made the list disappointing. I also don't know why you'd follow their Twitter profile instead of their website. Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks made the list, which is cool. Look forward to seeing me on their next list: 9 MooTools Bloggers (All of Them).
One of the web components I've always loved has been Facebook's modal dialog. This "lightbox" isn't like others: no dark overlay, no obnoxious animating to size, and it doesn't try to do "too much." With Facebook's dialog in mind, I've created LightFace: a Facebook lightbox...
Note: For this tutorial, I'm using version1 of the Google Translate API. A newer REST-based version is available.
In an ideal world, all websites would have a feature that allowed the user to translate a website into their native language (or even more ideally, translation would be...
One technique I'm seeing more and more these days (CNNSI.com, for example) is AJAX recording of selected text. It makes sense -- if you detect users selecting the terms over and over again, you can probably assume your visitors are searching that term on Google...