Markup Tutorials

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    Building Animated SVG Banners

    I've been reading David Walsh's blog for years. The tips and tutorials he shares have helped me fix a lot of problems. I love that I get to support him now by advertising TrackJS on his site. Plus, I get a chance to build...

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    Reverse Element Order with CSS Flexbox

    CSS is becoming more and more powerful these days, almost to the point where the order of HTML elements output to the page no longer matters from a display standpoint -- CSS lets you do so much that almost any layout, large or small, is possible.  Semantics...

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    Chained and Named Transformations with Cloudinary

    One of the big advantages to using Cloudinary is the ability to dynamically create images on the fly by modifying the URL via a directory structure-like pattern.  For example, adding w_300 to the URL path of an image hosted by Cloudinary generates an image with a...

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    Instagram-like Filters with Cloudinary

    Apps like Instagram are a testament to how brilliant a few color modifications can make a photo.  We've seen hundreds of Instagram clones pop up, and even the CSS and Canvas specs have a filter property which allows us to modify imagery.  As nice as those APIs are...

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    JavaScript Copy to Clipboard

    "Copy to clipboard" functionality is something we all use dozens of times daily but the client side API around it has always been lacking; some older APIs and browser implementations required a scary "are you sure?"-style dialog before the content would be copied to clipboard -- not great for...

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    Building Ambitious Web Applications with Ember.js

    Ember.js is a solid single page application framework for building modern web applications.Before Angular and React reached critical mass, Ember.js was leading the charge in building scalable single page applications. While the spotlight may have shifted, Ember.js remains a great and viable option...

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    IFRAME contentWindow is null

    I like clean code so I do what I can to avoid unwanted JavaScript global variables.  I initially thought that keys(window) would give me window property leaks but that didn't work because browsers returned different results, so I moved on to using an IFRAME to compare default...

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    Simple Image Lazy Load and Fade

    One of the quickest and easiest website performance optimizations is decreasing image loading.  That means a variety of things, including minifying images with tools like ImageOptim and TinyPNG, using data URIs and sprites, and lazy loading images.  It's a bit jarring when you're lazy loading images and they just...

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    File Input accept Attribute

    The HTML5 revolution provided us several simple but important attributes like download, autofocus, required, novalidate, and placeholder.  There's another one you may want to know about:  accept.  The accept attribute is useful for input[type=file] elements.  Let's have a look at it! The HTML I'll...

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    Prevent Chrome from Translating a Page

    A while back I shared my favorite Google Chrome extension:  Google Art Project.  I've enjoyed seeing beautiful art when I open a new tab -- it's brought genuine happiness to my day, however small that happiness may be.  About a week ago, however, the art presented had...