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How to build Growl-style notifications with jQuery

Mac OSX is able to display message notifications — still referred to as Growl messages, despite the fact that the big cat moniker is no longer applied to versions. Many applications send Growl messages to the OS to let the user know that an action has just occurred. Wouldn’t it be nice to use messages like this on our websites? I think so. In this tutorial we’ll construct a notification like this with HTML, CSS3 and a little jQuery. Growl message functionality ... When more than one message is displayed,...
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How to use jQuery selectors

Whether you're new to jQuery or have been using it for a while, the chances are you might not be making full use of the selector syntax. Rather than simply listing the possible selectors, in this tutorial we will work through a practical example in which we create an interactive page component, introducing the basics if you're a beginner. After that we will run through some of the other selector options you can choose from. Create a page ... Create a new HTML5 page: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head>...
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How to get started with the Tumblr API, part 2

In the first part of this mini-series we requested an for an API key from Tumblr, then we used it to retrieve data and the avatar for a blog. In this concluding part, we’ll retrieve some posts that are a little more complex. Getting posts ... So far our calls have been simple, because there was no json to interate through. But now, because we’re looking for a single post from multiple posts, we need to do a little more to arrive at our data. Our first step is to determine our URL (replace your-api-key with...
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How to get started with the Tumblr API, part 1

Every well known service on the Web has an API we can play with to get its data feed and Tumblr is no exception; the popular blogging platform has a really intuitive API that we can use to get anything from avatars to posts with links and images. In this article I’ll give you a feel for this API and teach you how to make some simple requests. Getting an API key ... If you’re familiar with working with this kind of API, you’ll know that we usually need to create and application and request an API key in order...
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How to use Bootstrap Tour

Right now web applications are stronger than ever and even though some of them are simple to understand others are really complex applications that need some understanding before use.One approach these applications take is to give us a tour of the product, usually with little pop ups that we can skip or leave until the end.That is exactly what Bootstrap Tour does in a simple and clean way.Getting started ... This plugin was at first aimed at being a simple and easy to use Bootstrap tour plugin but now we...
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How to create a sticky sidebar

A look we’ve seen utilized on a lot of sites recently is the sticky sidebar. That’s a sidebar that scrolls normally until it reaches the top of the screen, at which point it attaches itself to top of the viewport until you scroll back up the page. It’s an interesting piece of usability because it keeps the user in contact with a particular piece of navigation (often social media buttons). So today, we’re going to have a look at building a sticky sidebar using some simple jQuery and CSS. The HTML ......
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Introducing touchSwipe

There are jQuery plugins for every type of interaction we have with the browser and they are much appreciated, but one thing that has been lacking when it comes to interactions is the type of interaction we have with our mobile devices. We can now create full blown mobile apps using only HTML, CSS and JavaScript but in order to make a fully functional app we need to be able to listen for the swipes and pinches of the user, and that’s where touchSwipe comes in. Using the plugin ... The first we need to do in order...
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How to create a filterable gallery with jQuery

We see filterable galleries in plenty of portfolios, they're a nice and tidy way of showing off different categories of work without forcing the user to review everything. We're going to build a filterable gallery using the data attribute that came with HTML5, this way we don't have to tie everything up with classes. If you want a better idea of what we will be creating, here's a demo. The data attribute  ... I mentioned in the introduction that in this tutorial we will be using the data attribute,...
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