APIs Tutorials

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    Facebook Tooltip HTML and CSS

    Facebook recently implemented a new, lighter tooltip. I say the tooltip is lighter because it seems a lot quicker and more elegant than their previous effort. I took a few moments to grab the HTML structure and CSS rules to see how they did...

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    Add a Google+1 Badge to Your Website

    Google's new Google+ service is taking the development world by storm, and why shouldn't it?  It's minimalistic UI, use of cutting edge web techniques, and overall usability make it Google+ one of the more impressive web applications I've seen in quite a while (I was going...

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    Facebook Open Graph META Tags

    It's no secret that Facebook has become a major traffic driver for all types of websites.  Nowadays even large corporations steer consumers toward their Facebook pages instead of the corporate websites directly.  And of course there are Facebook "Like" and "Recommend" widgets on every website.  One...

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    Dojo Toolkit API Bookmarklet

    You probably know by know that I enjoy using JavaScript-powered bookmarklets to retrieve information.  I create a jQuery documentation bookmarklet, a MooTools class sniffer bookmarklet, and a  even a bookmarklet to allow you to submit articles to Script & Style.  I work extensively with...

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    JSONP with jQuery, MooTools, and Dojo

    We all know that the big limitation of AJAX is that cross-domain requests aren't allowed.  We also know, however, that we skirt around that rule a bit by using JSONP.  JSONP is the process of SCRIPT tag injection, referencing a cross-domain URL and providing a callback...

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    RealTime Stock Quotes with MooTools Request.Stocks and YQL

    It goes without saying but MooTools' inheritance pattern allows for creation of small, simple classes that possess immense power.  One example of that power is a class that inherits from Request, Request.JSON, and Request.JSONP:  Request.Stocks.  Created by Enrique Erne, this great MooTools class acts as...

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    Translate Content with the Google Translate API and JavaScript

    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...

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    Google URL Shortener PHP Class

    Google has had a URL shortening domain for quite a while now but it wasn't until recently that Google exposed the URL shortening API to the public.  I took a few minutes to review their API and created a very basic GoogleUrlApi class that...

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    HTML5’s window.postMessage API

    One of the little known HTML5 APIs is the window.postMessage API.  window.postMessage allows for sending data messages between two windows/frames across domains.  Essentially window.postMessage acts as cross-domain AJAX without the server shims. Let's take a look at how window.postMessage works and how you...

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    Create a Dojo-Powered WordPress Website View

    Yesterday I showed you WordPress' awesome JSON plugin named JSON API.  Now that I can get my blog posts in JSON format, it's time to create an awesome AJAX'ed web app with that data.  I've chosen to use the power of Dojo and Dijit to...