Web Development

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Last week I was hit with a small challenge of fixing a snippet of code that fixed a problem with a third party application called Media Manager. It  does some pretty nifty things with videos — but it also injects a <style> into the <body>. Because it does that, I had a challenge in changing the dimensions

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At my Media Manager presentation at Tridion Developer Summit a few weeks ago, I showed a trick for resizing your Media Manager videos outside of Media Manager’s outlets. This morning, I learned that there was a bug with the approach, and this afternoon, I found a fix. Let’s discuss.

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In a previous post, I talked about some general better practices for writing jQuery plugins that will play nicely in content management systems. Today, I’d like to introduce one such plugin: flexModal.

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jQuery isn’t going anywhere. It’s the most widely used JavaScript-library, it has a huge community, and offers a plethora of plugins. With its wide-spread acceptance, it’s not surprising when CMS developers (Tridionauts and the like) get prototypes using different jQuery plugins like modal windows or carousels. What is surprising, however, is how often these jQuery

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Feeling nerdier than usual last night, I was asking myself, and a math teacher (that’s Mrs. Jaye, to you), all sorts of questions about numbers, including prime numbers. Later on, I got to thinking: how would I determine what the prime numbers are in a given range? And then I thought about writing that program.

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As I’ve mentioned in the past, I’ve been working with Media Manager pretty heavily these last few months. One thing that I’ve noticed is that there’s no real jQuery plugins out there to assist with embedding Media Manager videos. Well, that’s no longer the case!

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A good long while ago, I discovered that contenteditable was a pretty nifty attribute to play with, especially when you get CSS involved. Then I stumbled upon the scoped attribute which you can apply to a <style>block, which isolates styles to a specific container. And then I wrote a jQuery plugin. Well, now it’s gotten

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In the last year or so, “Responsive Design” has become quite the buzzword. It’s not just industry jargon or a little article on A List Apart anymore. Project managers, business analysts, salesmen and marketing executives are tossing around the term “Responsive Design”. Heck, a year ago I was explaining the concept to an executive, and

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A while back I wrote about an amazing discovery I’d made in which I learned that stylesheets are part of the DOM. I mentioned some properties to play with for fun and profit, and then heartily went on my way. Today I’d like to explore the CSSOM with a little more discipline, and also explain