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6 jQuery Form Wizard Plugins

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A jQuery Form Wizard is a jQuery plugin that assists with the creation of forms with some sort of form flow (without refreshing your page). For example, if you had a large form for entering user data, you could use a form wizard to divide it into a ser...

Your Site without JavaScript

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This post was originally published on calibreapp.com and reposted here with the author’s permission. If you're interested in taking Calibre for a spin, you can start a free 14-day trial today. There are plenty of reasons why the presence of JavaScri...

How to Create a QR Code Reader for Your Mobile Website

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The barcode and QR code have modernized our shopping and searching experience. Customers carrying smartphones can now pick up a product anywhere in the world, scan its barcode or its QR code using one of the many free phone apps and find out its lowest...

JavaScript Design Patterns: The Observer Pattern

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In JavaScript, there is a problem that comes up often. You need a way to update parts of a page in response to certain events, with the data these provide. Say, for example, user input that you then project into one or many components. This leads into ...

Grab Our Free Printable Functional JavaScript Cheat Sheet

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Functional programming (FP) has become a hot topic in the JavaScript community. It's being touted as a great way of building scalable and maintainable applications and we're staring to see many of its core principles incorporated into libraries and fra...

Quick Tip: Getting Started with Headless Chrome in Node.js

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Oftentimes in our line of work we need to be able to replicate a user journey repeatedly to make sure that our pages are offering a consistent experience as we make changes to our site. Critical to being able to accomplish this consistently and conven...

Using Polymer in WordPress: Build a Custom Google Maps Component

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Web components are a set of standards for creating custom, reusable HTML elements. Polymer is an open-source JavaScript library for building web applications using web components. Created by those clever folks at Google, it provides a number of additio...

A Beginner’s Guide to HTML5 Cross-Browser Polyfills

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The web can seem fast moving. New frameworks, tools, and even languages come and go. Yet many developers feel that they have to move as fast as their slowest user. New browsers are ‘evergreen’ — they auto-update unseen in the background witho...

How to Bundle a Simple Static Site Using Webpack

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Webpack is all the rage right now. It has over 30,000 stars on GitHub and has been embraced by some of the big guns in the JavaScript world, such as the React and Angular. However, you don't need to be working on a large-scale project to take advantage...

6 jQuery-inspired Native DOM Manipulation Methods You Should Know

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When jQuery was released, one of the main reasons behind its meteoric rise to popularity was the ease with which it could select DOM elements, traverse them and modify their content. But that was way back in 2006. In those days we were stuck with Inter...