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Jquery

In this quick tutorial I'm going to go through a simple example of how you can extend an object in JavaScript. The first thing you'll need to do is get jQuery, which you can get here: http://docs.jquery.com/Downloading_jQuery.

Once you have that included in your project, you can go ahead and extend an object by doing the following:

jon | April 28, 2010 | Comments (0)

This article will take you through the process of creating a simple tag cloud using a jquery plugin, which was written by Adam Groves (https://github.com/addywaddy/jquery.tagcloud.js) - thanks Adam!

Why even bother with a tag cloud? Well, it looks pretty cool if positioned properly, and it's something that people are used to seeing.

jon | April 28, 2010 | Comments (7)

The concept of organising your JavaScript to this level may seem alien to some, but the advantages are limitless. This greatly improves maintainability and scalability, and as JS gets more and more advanced, so will the structure (from an architectural point of view).

Some of the best browsers to date have improved their JS rendering engine so much that you can basically build a full fledged application and wouldn't be able to tell the difference between a stand-alone app and the one running in your browser - amazing huh? Have you ever heard of OpenGL? Well, they're also coming out with WebGL, which will obviously be powered by JavaScript - say bye bye to flash and hello JS. If this alone doesn't convince you that it's growing extremely rapidly, then I don't know what will.

jon | April 28, 2010 | Comments (2)

If you're maintaining a blog and want a way to highlight code within your articles (for ease of reading), then this article may interest you.

I can't even begin to say how annoying it is to read a large chunk of code that has no color highlighting - this will improve readability and traffic to your blog (or whatever you decide to use it on).

jon | April 28, 2010 | Comments (2)