Twitter is a popular social networking service used by millions of users to share text-based content. It has been described as the “SMS of the Internet.” Rakhitha Nimesh loves to tweet links and ideas he is interested as well as follow other people with similar interests. Everyone loves to follow a lot of people and hence there is a possibility of missing the most important tweets. So in this tutorial he is going to create a stylish Tweet book to keep your best friends and view their Tweets.
In this tutorial Mary Lou will show you how to create some cute looking photo strips and integrate Lightbox. The idea is to show some photo strips and make them navigable by scrolling with the mousewheel. When clicking on a picture it will show the larger version using jQuery Lightbox. She will also optimize it for touch devices.
When writing a Web application from scratch, it’s easy to feel like you can get by simply by relying on a DOM manipulation library (like jQuery) and a handful of utility plugins. The problem with this is that it doesn’t take long to get lost in a nested pile of jQuery callbacks and DOM elements without any real structure in place for your applications.
David Luecke offers a MIT licensed collection of extremely useful DOM helpers and special events for jQuery 1.7 and later. This is not a UI project like jQuery UI or jQuery Tools. Instead, it is all about providing low-level utilities for things that jQuery doesn’t support. If Underscore is jQuery’s functional-programming tie, this is jQuery’s bald-spot covering toupee.
What is a unit anyway? In the best case, it is a pure function that you can deal with in some way — a function that always gives you the same result for a given input. This makes unit testing pretty easy, but most of the time you need to deal with side effects, which here means DOM manipulations. It’s still useful to figure out which units you can structure your code into and to build unit tests accordingly.
The parallax scrolling effect has been popular ever since sites such as Nike’s Better World introduced it on their websites a few years ago. The parallax effect with regard to interfaces has been around since the 1980's when it was first used in video game titles and subsequently in games themselves. More recently it started to make an appearance in web interfaces.
It’s rare nowadays to find a web designer who can’t code his own designs. With so many resources online and in print that teach the basics of HTML and CSS, and due to the fact that these languages aren’t rocket science, there are now a lot of graphic designers who have at least basic knowledge of markup and styling. But with an HTML and CSS foundation comes great responsibility. If an HTML or CSS feature doesn’t work in certain browsers, we need to ensure that we offer those browsers a secondary or fallback experience.