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 optimize CSS animation with the will-change property

If you have done many animations using pure CSS you have probably noticed a small flicker that happens when an element is animated, you may even have used a hack to stop that from happening. Happily hacks are no longer needed, we a have a new CSS property to help us deal with heavy animations and transitions. Why does the flicker happen? ... When you execute an animation, the animation is performed using the browser's software rendering engine which is usually much slower than your computers GPU (Graphics...
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Deal of the week: Creative edge design bundle (worth $1,000)

It turns out, that sometimes, size really does matter. And never more than when you’re download a super-sized bundle of web design goodness. So we’re extremely excited to announce that our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, has managed to arrange an amazing 95% discount on a huge bundle of creative assets that, in any other circumstances, would set your wallet back over $1000. The huge 2Gb+ download includes flat style icons, vintage design elements, training discounts, abstract stock illustrations,...
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How to use CSS text stroke

CSS3 is evolving in such a way that we can translate pretty much everything we create in Photoshop into CSS code. However one thing we haven't had so far is a text stroke. We can add shadows to text, but until now there was no viable solution for text stroke. Now we have a webkit solution that introduces us to text stroke using only CSS. Browser support ... This property is still experimental and not safe in all browsers but you can also set some defaults that will only act up when the user is using a browser that...
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Simple team scheduling with Doodle

Working in groups can be tough. No, scratch that; it is tough. Group work is all about balancing personalities and trying to get the most from your partners. It's a great test of life — learning how to work with people, especially to create great things. Those who work in a team that genuinely meshes well are enormously lucky. Unfortunately, some of us don't get to live that life. One of the hardest things about working with a team is getting together to meet face to face. Aside from balancing personalities,...
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How to get started with Snap.svg

Animating and transversing SVG files with Javascript is actually not such an easy task and plugins like Snap.svg make our lives much easier when it comes to animating our SVG files. This library is one that aims to help Web Developers easily bring advanced SVG features to the Web, with it we can load, animate and even create SVG graphics right in the browser. The creator of this plugin is also the creator or Raphael, also an SVG plugin. The main difference between these two resources is that Snap aims...
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Deal of the week: UX web tiles for flow diagrams and sitemaps

Anyone who works in the fast-paced world of web design knows that it’s vital to strike while the iron’s hot. Whether you’re dealing with an anxious client, racing to meet an impossible deadline, or just packing in more work than is humanly possible; what you need are web tiles. This handy set of layout tiles for site maps and flow diagrams is the ideal solution for rapidly getting to grips with your project, and thanks to our sister-site, MightyDeals.com, you can grab it at an amazing 79% discount....
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10 ways to avoid becoming a commodity freelancer

OldCo is a well-established company that uses only freelancers to maintain a website that drives 35% of all its revenue. Whenever the current workload exceeds capacity, it hires a few more freelancers. Work begins, and all of a sudden priorities change. The freelancers are dropped and are told they will be contacted again once the company figures out what's best for the business. Sound familiar, right? Do you hate having your time wasted? Do you feel like your client only cares about what you can do for...
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