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  1. Lightbox Bad, SlimBox Good

    The title overstates the point. Both these scripts in their latest versions are pretty darn good as are many of the other Lightbox type scripts out there (see end for two others or Google Lightbox for more, though not all are as good as those mentioned here, many including the original Lightbox mentioned in the title of this blog entry are).

    Here's the real story -

    Some time ago Dynamic Drive's Lightbox by Lokesh Dhakar was added to the Dynamic Drive official scripts. ...

    Updated 07-08-2014 at 04:50 PM by jscheuer1 (add update for more recent jQuery versions)

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    DD Scripts Mods , Post a JavaScript , JavaScript & Ajax , Web Design issues
  2. Updating Menu scripts for iPad/iPhone and Android devices

    Mobile devices such as the iPad, iPhone or Android tablets are pretty on par with modern desktop browsers when it comes to rendering JavaScript, though that's not to say they do so without hiccups. One of the more crippling limitations is mobile devices' lack of support for the onmouseover/out events of JavaScript, which if you think about is more of a fundamental "shortcoming" of touch based devices in general rather than a deliberate act of omission. Regardless, this lack of support ...

    Updated 07-18-2011 at 06:35 AM by ddadmin

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  3. Flash is NOT a cure-all

    Over the years, as an intermittent Dynamic Drive Flash Guru, I have noticed a trend in utilizing Flash. This trend is one where Flash is being used in ways it probably shouldn't.

    I am here to correct a few things. First of all, let's note that Flash is a tool. Flash, by its nature was developed to be a tool marketed for designers NOT developers. Flash is not an answer, it is not a web site building machine, it is not the be-all end-all of web design. It is a tool. Macromedia created ...
  4. CSS Tidbit #1

    Have you ever noticed that ugly dotted border when you click a link?
    Here's how to make it go away and stay away. (Please don't laugh at the puny size of this tidbit.)
    Code:
    a { outline: none; }

    Updated 04-28-2009 at 10:12 PM by ddadmin

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  5. Happy belated/early Naked Day!

    Yesterday, April 9th was the fourth annual CSS Naked Day. Participating websites get rid of their stylesheets and feed their naked markup to the world. The reason for this is to promote web standards and semantics.

    To learn more about this and sign up (for next year) go to this page: http://naked.dustindiaz.com/

    P.S. I know it would have been better if I posted this before April 9th but I forgot about it. Well, instead of seeing this as a late post about ...
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