Category: "Front End Web Development"

Prototype.js Ajax.Request: Beware of carriage returns in response text

Another in the long running saga "Dumb things Rob did with Javascript." I ran across a strange error in some fairly simple Ajax code the other day. Here's the code:function () {new Ajax.Request(urlTxtSrch+'&txtTEXTSRCH=' + encodeURIComponent( $('tx… more »

What is a 'Front End Web Developer'?

Inspired by ppk's Dutch 'Front End Web Developers Guild', there was quite a lot of discussion a few weeks ago about what a Front End Web Developer actually is. This post is mostly an email I sent to the WSG mailing list with links to other useful messag… more »

GDD07UK: Building better AJAX apps

Review: Building better AJAX apps at GDD07UK, The Brewery in London, 52 Chiswell Street, London 15:45 to 16:30 Since I'm now a few weeks behind on my reviews (the date of this post is when I started writing it...), probably everyone who cares about Goog… more »

GDD07UK: New features in the Maps API

Review: New features in the Maps API at GDD07UK, The Brewery in London, 52 Chiswell Street, London 13:45 to 14:30 The talk started with a history/overview of Google Maps API - this was quite useful to me, because I wasn't that familiar with API to star… more »

Is your markup POSH?

Much like the cool name AJAX made DHTML seem sexy again, the standardista blogosphere has recently started pushing POSH as a new umbrella term for semantic markup good practice. I'm here to do my part to add what little weight I can to the meme. Not… more »

Rob discovers his Javascript inadequacies, chapter 442

It will probably come as no surprise to anyone who's given this blog a cursory glance, but today I once again tripped over yet another hole in my JS knowledge. At work I maintain several web applications for booking meeting rooms, because one of the mai… more »

Unobtrusive Javascript, Opera, <body onload= and window.onload

I was working on updating the design of one of the websites at work yesterday, the design was based on our stand at a recent exhibition and I had some cunning plans with regard to animating the page with unobtrusive javascript. The 'panel' on the right… more »
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