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Created by James on July 04, 2009 16:30:40    Last update: January 11, 2011 21:21:59
If you are looking for a solution for a progress bar, I direct you to the following resources: Bare Naked App provides a simple and elegant solution based on pure CSS with two images. You control the percentage of completion through the background-position attribute of the CSS. HTML: <img src="/images/percentImage.png" alt="... CSS: img.percentImage { background: white url(/imag... Images: (percentImage.png) (percentImage_back.png) WebAppers extended the above solution with JavaScript. They also added several colored images: JQuery UI has a built-in progress bar widget. However, if you want to get to understand some of the foobar needed to get CSS to work (in general) through this example, stay with me for the rest of this note. Initially I was thinking, a progress bar should be easy: just make...
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: 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 October 29, 2010 19:05:10    Last update: October 29, 2010 19:06:04
Some slider panel links: Javascript and CSS Tutorial - How to make Sliding Panels jQuery Sliding Panel Coda-Slider 1.1.1 How To Create A Sexy Vertical Sliding Panel Using jQuery And CSS3 Step Carousel Viewer v1.9 jCarousel YUI 2: Carousel Control
Created by James on June 30, 2010 19:04:45    Last update: July 03, 2010 21:24:33
Technically, file upload cannot be handled by Ajax, because XMLHttpRequest (XHR) does not handle file inputs. All techniques not using Flash rely on an invisible iframe as the upload form submit target. JavaScript then grabs the response content from the iframe and present it, giving the same illusion as Ajax. webtoolkit AIM The technique by webtoolkit is very simple. It involves 3 simple steps: include the AIM script, implement the start/finish JavaScript functions, and add an onsubmit handler to the normal file upload form. The hooked up form looks like: <head> <script type="text/javascript" src="webt... The AIM script is also quite simple: /** * * AJAX IFRAME METHOD (AIM) * http... The above code only supports HTML responses. In order to support JSON responses, the above...
Created by James on July 19, 2009 23:29:42    Last update: July 19, 2009 23:33:24
Existing techniques use background images to make round corners. I present a technique here that uses four foreground images: . I think this technique is easier to understand and use. The only requirements are: Add position: relative to the CSS for the box to be rounded Matching border and color between the box to be rounded and the corner images Here's the HTML with static elements: <!doctype html public '-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN' ... The markup is even easier if we use jQuery to add the corners dynamically: <!doctype html public '-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN' ... This is the result: