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    Drag and Drop MooTools File Uploads

    Honesty hour confession:  file uploading within the web browser sucks.  It just does.  Like the ugly SELECT element, the file input is almost unstylable and looks different on different platforms.  Add to those criticism the fact that we're all used to drag and drop operations...

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    jQuery Chosen Plugin

    Without a doubt, my least favorite form element is the SELECT element.  The element is almost unstylable, looks different across platforms, has had inconsistent value access, and disaster that is the result of multiple=true is, well, a disaster.  Needless to say, whenever a developer goes...

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    MooTools Wall Plugin

    One of the more impressive MooTools plugins to hit the Forge recently was The Wall by Marco Dell'Anna.  The Wall creates an endless grid of elements which can be grabbed and dragged, fading in elements as they are encountered.  Let me show...

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    Full Awesomeness with dojo.partial and MooTools’ Function.partial

    Much like MooTools, the Dojo Toolkit features a host of JavaScript language helpers.  One of those helpers is dojo.partial.  This method, which lives in Dojo Base, allows you to call a method with additional arguments appended to the front of a function signature.  Sound a bit...

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    Animating CSS3 Transforms with MooTools Fx

    I recently posted an awesome (if I may say so myself) CSS3 / MooTools tutorials called Create a Photo Stack Effect with Pure CSS Animations or MooTools.  The post presented two ways, a pure CSS method or MooTools-powered class, to duplicate Google+'s elegant photo stack...

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    Remove Input Shadows on iPad

    I was recently tasked with testing an existing web application on the iPad.  I was fairly certain the app would work without issues, but my larger concern was styling.  One undesirable style I found was that all text INPUT elements had a hideous top shadow effect.

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    Instagram For MooTools

    If you're still rocking an iPhone and fancy taking a photo every now and then, you'd be crazy not to be using an app called Instagram.  With Instagram you take the photos just as you would with your native iPhone camera app, but Instagram...

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    Create a Photo Stack Effect with Pure CSS Animations or MooTools

    My favorite technological piece of Google Plus is its image upload and display handling.  You can drag the images from your OS right into a browser's DIV element, the images upload right before your eyes, and the albums page displays a sexy photo deck animation...

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    Lazy Load Content and Widgets with MooTools and RequireJS

    The idea of lazy loading content is not new;  we've been lazy loading images (check out my MooTools LazyLoad plugin) for quite a while now.  And why wouldn't you lazy load content?  There are SEO advantages, load time advantages, bandwidth savings, and more, so including a bit of...

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    Thoughts on Google+

    It's been a few weeks now since Google+ has hit the scene and and I've had a good amount of time to play with it.  The following are some unorganized thoughts about Google+: The joke about "Google finally hired a designer" is old but true -- the...