Web development

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A better createElementWithName()

Back in 2005, I wrote a piece about IEs abysmal generation of NAMEd elements via the DOM (which, interestingly enough, has proven to be one of the most popular ...
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I missed it

Apparently I missed the release of Web Design in a Nutshell, 3rd Edition. It hit bookshelves February 23rd. I havent seen a physical copy yet, but Jens got a fe...
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A Load of Malarkey

Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 for public consumption yesterday. Based on everything Id been reading, the development team seemed to be moving in...
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Repetition and Replacement

While working on a new site for a client, I stumbled upon an application of the Leahy/Langridge method of image replacement… to images. As far as I know, it had...
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jsTrace two days on

The reception for our latest script release, jsTrace, has been fantastic. From the write-up on the DOM Scripting Task Force blog to all of the emails and commen...
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Excellent Mail Day

So my order from Jinx arrived today and I finally got a chance to read the back of the Revolution is not an AOL Keyword tshirt I bought. For those who are too y...
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Be a good localStorage neighbor

Most JavaScript developers are keenly aware of what they add to the global object and do their best to namespace their work or sequester it in closures. Namespa...
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A new onload scheme

A few projects back, I decided to rethink our JavaScript organization strategy and came up with a new technique that, I think, helps us better manage behaviors ...
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Face It: You Cant Rely on JavaScript

Ive been cautioning folks against over-reliance on JavaScript for the better part of a decade. In that time, I harped a lot on Lala.com (which was eventually bo...
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WebVisions wrapped

I just wrapped my presentation at WebVisions and have posted the slides for my talk, titled Learning to Love Forms, up on SlideShare. I have also embedded them ...
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Web Directions North post mortem

Kel and I returned late last Sunday night from our whirlwind trip to the Pacific Northwest. The trip was a blast despite a few days of agony we each spent with ...
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Alex Russell is not a heretic

First off, let me preface this by saying I just got back to the East Coast after catching a red-eye from San Francisco on Saturday night, so if I seem a bit inc...
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Wouldnt it be nice?

Over the last two years, Ive been wishing for just one thing in CSS: rotation. Theres been some discussion about it on the W3C lists, etc. but no one has made a...