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 [http://developer.yahoo.com/yui/carousel/] 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.…

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

... [/cc] You can see an example of Processing JS done this way by viewing the full source of the basic demo [ http://processingjs.org/source/basic-example/processingjs_basic-example.html] on the Processing JS homepage. This works really well, except for the drawback of having all your Processing code inline on…

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

1. A Baby Dolphin called Bob 2. Feeding the birds 3. Up close and personal with a tiger…

YUI: Javascript Carousel with Custom Navigation - Part 1

1. 2. 3.…

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…