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How to use regular expressions in JavaScript?

After having examined the theoretical basis and syntax of regular expressions, it is important to know how to use this knowledge in productive terms. In fact, although the rules are common, every programming language uses its own routines: in this article we will deal with the implementation of regex in JavaScript and the main methods associated with their management. || Read more »

CSS tips: modify the display of the text with the white-space property

CSS tips: modify the display of the text with the white-space property

One of the least known aspects of CSS is that relative to the management of white spaces inside a text. Often there is the necessity for having a greater control over text formatting compared to that predefined by the browser: an example...

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From Psd to Xhtml: how to transform the layout in XHTML+CSS?

From Psd to Xhtml: how to transform the layout in XHTML+CSS?

In the first part of this article we have seen how to export, using the instrument “sections” of Photoshop, the vary components of our layout “YIW Corporate“. Today “you’ll dirty your hands” with the code: we’ll see how to make...

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Regular Expressions: Advanced Constructs

Regular Expressions: Advanced Constructs

The "bad" reputation of regular expressions is due in large part to the obscure syntax: there are many rules and abbreviations, some symbols have other meanings depending on their location, some constructs seem incomplete, while they are functioning properly. In...

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Regular expressions: What are they and how to begin?

Regular expressions: What are they and how to begin?

Among all the powerful struments available to a development, the regular expressions surely occupy a dominant position. Their flexibility in both research and validation of strings and data makes them irreplaceable for a web development (and not only). Unfortunately, this flexibility is...

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From PSD to XHTML: How cut a layout with Photoshop?

From PSD to XHTML: How cut a layout with Photoshop?

One of the most frequent when working on the web is the export of a layout from an image to XHTML + CSS. Unfortunately (and fortunately) there are still valuable tools to automate this task, so everything builds the skill and...

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How to make an effective print style sheet?

How to make an effective print style sheet?

It might have often happened to you that you read an interesting article while navigating the web but, for a reason or another, you had to leave from the pc. One way to continue reading is that of printing the...

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Why you should know the new CSS3 selectors?

Why you should know the new CSS3 selectors?

The new CSS3 specification introduces several innovations in many areas. Exactly for this reason it has been subdivided in various modules, independent between them. The selectors module, which probably is going to be the first to become a recommendation of...

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Do you know there are other ways of using CSS selectors? (Part 3)

Do you know there are other ways of using CSS selectors? (Part 3)

In the previous articles we introduced you to CSS selectors, showing you the advantages and modes of use. Today we round-up the series with two pseudo-elements that allow you to further improve the markup of your HTML documents. Let's find out...

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Do you know there are other ways of using CSS selectors? (Part 2)

Do you know there are other ways of using CSS selectors? (Part 2)

Now that you have seen CSS base selectors, you might be wondering why one should bother with other selectors, since one can do everything with class and ID! There’s nothing more professional than being able to use css rules appropriately...

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Do you know there are other ways of using css selectors? (Part 1)

Do you know there are other ways of using css selectors? (Part 1)

This is a topic that is shunned by a lot of developers. The difference between a professional designer and an improvised one is in the use of selectors. CSS or stylesheets serve to define the way in which content is...

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How to increase the performance of a website with CSS Sprites

How to increase the performance of a website with CSS Sprites

You’re created a website, maybe using our "How to build a website from A to Z” guide, but you’ve noticed that loading times are rather long. There could be many reasons to explain this behavior, and there are some small...

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CSS Tips: how to center an element

CSS Tips: how to center an element

Often while developing a website, one can run into a variety of problems, causing a delay which will be spent looking for and testing possible solutions. This is why I’ve decided to start the present article, dedicated exclusively to these...

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Wanna learn jQuery but you don’t know where to start from? Alternating functions, variables, first effects

Wanna learn jQuery but you don’t know where to start from? Alternating functions, variables, first effects

In last week’s article we created a simple lamp interrupter. In this lesson we will proceed with the optimization and improvement of this example, illustrating new functionalities of the jQuery framework. Let’s proceed with no delay! (more…)

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What are the best books for becoming a web designer?

What are the best books for becoming a web designer?

Today i've listed some books that, in my opinion, should be read at least once in a lifetime. While doing so, I tried to create a logical path to follow: from more basic to more advanced. (more…)

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Wanna learn jQuery but don’t know where to start from? – The events

Wanna learn jQuery but don’t know where to start from? – The events

In the first lecture on Jquery we introduced the basic concepts of this framework and we made a simple example which consisted of adding a class to highlight certain sections of the text once the loading of the page ends....

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Are you using all of the available CSS selectors?

Are you using all of the available CSS selectors?

Here you can find some ‘real-life’ examples of CSS selectors that show how programmers use a combination of these to create their own work. I must say that this research was not very easy to do: in fact, other than...

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You want to learn how to use jQuery but don’t know where to start?

You want to learn how to use jQuery but don’t know where to start?

Considered by a majority of developers nothing more than a hobby until a few years ago, thanks to the Ajax technology, Javascript has been reliving its golden days once again. Thanks to the ever-widening diffusion of this language, a great...

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Web design elements: form validation with jQuery

Web design elements: form validation with jQuery

In the past lessons, we looked at how to structure a form and the basic choices to be made. However, we overlooked something important: errors. Have you ever filled in a long form and, only after submitting, come to realize...

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Fond of web design, takes delight in creating (X)HTML+CSS layouts. A maniac of polished and tidy codes, the type of person you find in your house straightening the paintings hanging on the wall. He has made his mind of becoming a web designer with a capital “w”, and spends entire nights awake in order to make his dream come true.

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