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Created by James on September 07, 2010 03:11:39    Last update: January 11, 2011 20:28:33
I didn't know how hard it was to vertically align something to the middle until I had to do it. An excellent writeup about the various techniques (or should I say hacks?) to achieve this is here: http://blog.themeforest.net/tutorials/vertical-centering-with-css/ Here I present a technique with the help of jQuery. To make it simple, what I'm doing is to display a single line of text in the middle of the page instead of at the top. The markup is made simple because the logic is moved to JavaScript. There are two requirements to make this work: The parent container uses relative positioning jQuery code added to re-position the content with absolute positioning <!doctype html> <html> <head> <title>Vert... For some reason, the following code did not work although...
Created by James on July 19, 2009 20:51:23    Last update: January 11, 2011 20:14:18
If CSS3 border-image is properly supported, making a rounded corner box is very easy. You just need a round corner image like this: The following markup: <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" ... would render like this (try it in Firefox 3.5 and Google Chrome): However, IE as of version 8.0 does not support border-image . So until border-image is reliably supported in all major browsers, we still have to rely on tried and true tricks to make it work. In general, I found three general categories of tricks to make rounded corners: Good old tables. This trick creates a table of 9 cells and uses the 8 cells on the perimeter to render the borders and rounded corners. The central cell is used for...
Created by Dr. Xi on September 07, 2008 22:10:21    Last update: September 07, 2008 22:15:51
When you use window.open to open a page in a new browser window, the new window is not modal, i.e., focus on the new window can be lost when the parent window is clicked. IE provides window.showModalDialog but it doesn't have the full power of a real browser window, and it's IE specific. This is a JavaScript that makes the popup window modal. The central trick is to check focus periodically with window.setInterval and request focus when it's lost. In IE, when an input on the page gets focus, the window thinks that it lost focus and requests focus back, thus taking focus away from any input fields - making it impossible to enter data into input fields in the modal dialog. This problem is...