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Media queries and JavaScript

Mobile development and responsive design are all the rage these days and media queries are mentioned everywhere. It’s a CSS3 extension of the media types frequently used in HTML4 and CSS2. The following (very simplified) example hides a sidebar if the browser device has a max width of 500 pixels.

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Intellisense for jQuery

JavaScript has gone from hottie to dinosaur to hottie again. The revival of latter days is mostly due to the Ajax technique, but another important factor is the emergence of competent, lightweight framework libraries. One of the most popular is jQuery and even my brilliant colleagues seems to think well of it, so if you’ve lived in a cave for a few years it’s time to face the sunshine.

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Release of Visual Studio 2008

The gates of Microsoft continue to pour new applications into the world. One of the most avaited is the next version of Visual Studio, previously codenamed Orcas. I mentioned a lot of cool stuff featured in the upcoming VS in an earlier post and now Beta2 has arrived with Javascript intellisense for Silverlight. Download VS2008 right away.

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Visual Studio Orcas is getting closer

I have been using various blends of Visual Studio since 1998. Back then, we coded C++ in version 6.0 and thought we were happy. Four years later, Visual Studio .NET (version 7.0) came along and made most of us say goodbye to unmanaged development environments.

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Client-side table sorting using DOM scripting

There are many ways to sort a table containing tabular data. A common approach is to perform the sort on the server using ASP or something similar, maybe out of routine using the same thought pattern as in ordinary desktop applications. An alternative for web pages is to do it with client-side scripting. The big advantage is of course that all activity takes place on the client side, thus avoiding any unneccessary chatting with the server.

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