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Introducing PhysicsJS

A lot of us create JavaScript animations in our projects, these animations are usually simple and require no physics whatsoever. PhysicsJS aims to change that by making it easy for us to add physics to our JavaScript animations without slowing download time. This library is modular, that means you only need to load what you want to use, and the core files are just 31kb. Why use this library ? One of the reasons is its modular workflow. This has the advantage of removing the clutter you don’t need and only...
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Building faster pages with Web Workers

In recent years web pages and applications have been requiring the use of more, and increasingly complicated, JavaScript. Google Drive, for example, is a full blown desktop application which relies on JavaScript being responsive. Although JavaScript performance has improved, large, complex scripts can still slow browsers down, or even cause them to freeze. This is where Web Workers come in. They tell the browser to execute large, potentially problematic, scripts in the background so the user...
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15 Online resources for learning web design

There is no doubt that Web design can sometimes be a little intimidating, not only is there so much to learn but the environment is ever changing and it seems as if every day there is something new that you need to learn if you want to stay up-to-date. Don't know where to start? Don't worry we have compiled some of the best resources on the web for learning web design. Some of the suggestions offered here are free while some come at a small cost. Some focus only on HTML while others will teach you anything from HTML,...
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25 must read HTML, CSS and jQuery books

Everyone knows that in order to create the best websites you need to be up-to-date with the latest trends and developments. We asked experts and long timer designers and developers to share with us their favorite books, and the result is a selection of the very best books that everyone should read. Our list includes 25 books that all developers must read if they want to create great web sites. We cover everything from HTML to CSS, JavaScript and jQuery books. 1. Introducing HTML5      ...
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Create a User Note-Keeping Utility For Your Site With IndexedDB: Part 4

In this series we have been building the elements of a user note-keeping utility for Web pages, using the IndexedDB API. So far we have built the database, created an object store to save the user's notes and handled adding and deleting notes. In this last part of the series we will bring these elements together by querying the note database, presenting the user notes within the page markup so that they can see them on returning to the page. This is the final part in a series of four tutorials: Setup and opening...
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Keeping Your Site Up To Speed With Speedy Gonzales

Speed. It’s an important factor in the recent Olympics, the Paralympics and even our day to day lives. Speed is also an important factor when it comes to Google. Their ethos concerns the provision of accurate, relevant search results delivered as quickly as possible to the user. To quote their Webmaster Guidelines: “Monitor your site's performance and optimize load times. Google's goal is to provide users with the most relevant results and a great user experience. Fast sites increase user satisfaction...
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Create a User Note-Keeping Utility For Your Site With IndexedDB: Part 3

In this series on creating a user note-keeping utility, we are using IndexedDB to store user notes on a Web page. In the first two parts of the series we created the IndexedDB database and object store, as well as the initial visible HTML elements in the Web page. In this part we will implement allowing the user to add and delete notes to and from the data store. In the final part of the series we will query the notes and display them within the page. This is part 3 in a series of 4: Setup and opening the note database...
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Along Came a Spider: SEO and Links

Most of the popular web search engines prioritize the sites that they index by two major criteria: content and links. The indexable content (i.e. content viewable in the source code) gives the search engine spiders material which they can store in their databases and sort according to relevance. The links within a site guide the spiders throughout the site's architecture. In many instances, web developers ignore the importance of links in creating a site that will bring them search engine results...
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