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Off Canvas Navigation with CSS & a Checkbox

Off canvas layouts are a popular way of displaying content, especially navigation, hidden from the main viewport. There are quite a few JavaScript and jQuery off canvas plugins, but in [...]

l33t literals in JavaScript

Object literals in JavaScript are both a blessing and a curse. In statically typed languages like C# or Java, objects have defined APIs which cannot be modified after compilation. Because [...]

ScreenCast: Speed up image spriting with Compass

Creating image icon sprites is a common development practice to save some file weight and reduce HTTP requests. But there’s one pitfall to using sprites: maintenance. Adding more icons to [...]

Encapsulate What Varies

Encapsulate what varies. This principle has become my motto for development. Whenever I evaluate my own code (or the code of others), I always look for ways to use this principle to make code more expressive and maintainable.

Request-Response Pattern in Postal.js

Brian Edgerton looks at a simple implementation of the request-response pattern and how it can be used to abstract data access in an application. Brian deep dives into his experience developing large scale applications, specifically, regarding the architecture patterns that are used to make appendTo's code maintainable and extendable.

Windows Store Applications with jQuery 2.0

appendTo has been working with the support of Microsoft Open Tech since the fall of 2012 on making a version of jQuery work in developing Windows 8 Store Applications. With the upcoming jQuery 2.0 you'll now be able to build Apps with the support of jQuery.

Pure CSS Triangles Explained

Many web designers and developers have embraced using CSS shapes in their projects. But rather than really understanding the magic behind the method, a lot of us just end up Googling for a suitable example without really understanding what's going on. In this article we'll explore how CSS shapes work.

Require.js vs Traditional JS

Jonathan Creamer summarizes the article he wrote for Tech.Pro in which he explores the hows and whys of using the dependency management library, Require.js, within an ASP.NET MVC Web Application.