Why don't all HTML elements have a src attribute?

In the middle of writing a blog post about generating placeholder text (think lipsum..coming soon) I started wondering why there is no HTML-native way to load arbitrary content into an element. API's and RESTful services are all over the web these days, but we continue to have to jump…

YUI2: Javascript Carousel - An update about version 2.8.*

Last year I published two parts of a three part tutorial (doh) on the YUI2 Carousel Widget which worked with YUI Carousel 2.7.0. Since that time, a new couple of new versions of the YUI2: Carousel widget have been released (2.8.0 and 2.8.1), and…

HTML Canvas: Going Ninja with .Net Magazine's Processing.js tutorial

Yesterday I finally got around to sitting down and playing with the Canvas and Processing.js tutorial in last month's issue of .Net Magazine (Issue 202, pages 82-85). I have been wanting to try my hand at HTML5 Canvas since Rob got me interested during the HTML5 special of the…

It's been a Very Quiet Month...

It's now been over a month since my last post to this blog. I had promised not to ever let it get longer than 10 days, but this past month has been an exceptional circumstance. I've had a few enquiries regarding part 3 of my YUI Carousel article series, so…

YUI: Javascript Carousel with Custom Navigation - Part 2

Please Note: This tutorial is written for YUI version 2.7.0. It will not work correctly in versions 2.8 and 2.8.1. For more information and a fix please see my update article. Welcome to Part 2 of my YUI Carousel series. This part uses class names…

YUI: Javascript Carousel with Custom Navigation - Part 1

Please Note: This tutorial is written for YUI version 2.7.0. It will not work correctly in versions 2.8 and 2.8.1. For more information and a fix please see my update article. Welcome to my first JavaScript related post! I'm currently in the process of both…

2009 Review and Aims Part II

On the first of June I published a summary of my aims for the rest of the year. The plan was that these were 6 month goals, but that I had a cheeky extra month to start working towards them, test them out and see how realistic they were. So…

2009 Review and Aims

At the beginning of 2009 I had been in my first full time job for 2 months, had graduated from my Masters degree less than a month ago and had lived in my newly purchased home for just over a week. With so much going on I didn't have time…