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Marking a Page with “JavaScript enabled”

Sometimes you might want to present things differently to the user depending on whether JavaScript is enabled in the User Agent or not. I would like to mention a method on how to do this by attaching a class to the body element of the page, as it came out of some discussions we had amongst Web Developers at Yahoo!. But maybe there are better ways of doing that? Continue…

Agent YUI: Mission 5 – Ajax. Shaken, not stirred.

It has been a while, but he is back. Agent YUI on a new exciting mission, equipped with a lot of gadgets, fighting the villain and seducing a couple of girls along the way. Well not quite. This time, we will discover how to use what is literally the dot in Web 2.0: Ajax. Continue…

“I Am Here” WordPress Plugin released

As stated a couple of days ago, I was able to complete a Fire Eagle WordPress plugin prototype and get it running on my web host. Now I did a little bit of polishing and I think the "I Am Here" plugin is ready to be released into the wild. Beware: still in Alpha state! Continue…

Fire Eagle WordPress Plugin Prototype

For the last couple of weeks I was working on a WordPress Plugin for Fire Eagle, a service by Yahoo! that gives applications access to the location of a user (with regards to appropriate authorization and privacy concerns). The result is a prototype visible in the sidebar showing my current location, local time and weather. This blogpost provides some more behind-the-scenes information about Fire Eagle and the plugin. Continue…

Make connecting using ssh easier with .ssh/config

The Unix people probably know this. I did not. So I write it down just in case I might need to use it again one day :-) Continue…

Euro KickOff

Just in time for the Euro 2008 football championship, we provide you with a service with which you will not miss a single match. Euro KickOff, which may or may not include some nice technical details. Continue…

Measuring Bandwidth with JavaScript

Most Web Developers have access to broadband Internet connections — but unfortunately this does not yet reflect the type of connections many Internet users are using. Some might still be on ISDN or even on dial-up. This article is meant to discuss the idea of measuring the user bandwidth using JavaScript and serving different types of content to users depending on their connection speed. Continue…

Using Dust-Me Selectors Plugin to find unused CSS selectors

Spring clean your CSS file(s): Get rid of selectors which are not used (any more) and save some bandwidth. With the Dust-Me Selectors Plugin from SitePoint. Continue…

Testing on Mobile Devices using Emulators

This article aims to list options for developers who wish to test their Web sites on mobile devices using OS emulators and browser simulators. Continue…

Collection of Web Developer Tools, per Browser

With so many browser out there in the wild, working as a Web Developer certainly is not an easy j…Continue

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