Weekend Links – MooTools Fancy Upload, 60 Second Tech, jSize, CSS Pull Quotes, PHP First Language
MooTools Fancy Upload
Moo developer Harald Kirschner gave Fancy Upload a face-lift for MooTools 1.2. If you haven't seen Fancy Upload before, please check this out!
Sixty Second Tech
I met Cal Evans through my time as a PHP Zone Leader. He's a really bright guy and his newest podcast show aims to share his knowledge with people that aren't so techy.
jSize 1.0 - A Window Slider/Resizer Wonder for jQuery
This jQuery gem allows for you to use a slider to change the size of columns within the structure of a website. Cool!
Better Pull Quotes
CSS-Tricks shows you show to avoid duplicating content to create pull quotes by using a little bit of jQuery goodness.
Is PHP a Good First Language?
This article outlines why PHP is a good first server-side language to learn. While I love PHP, I think Java is a better first language to learn. It's much more strict, which I think a developer needs to know first -- then be amazed at how PHP is much easier.
Google recently introduced an interesting effect to their homepage: the top left and top right navigation items don't display until you move your mouse or leave the search term box. Why? I can only speculate that they want their homepage as...
In my oh-so-humble opinion, Facebook's Modal box is the best modal box around. It's lightweight, subtle, and very stylish. I've taken Facebook's imagery and CSS and combined it with MooTools' awesome functionality to duplicate the effect.
Facebook uses a funky sprite for their modal...