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Play Sound on Hover – Web Audio API Edition

The Web Audio API is a totally different beast than HTML5 audio elements. It provides lower level access to the sound system allowing for higher precision sound output. Notary Sojac explains it and provides a simple framework to make working with it easier.

Custom Events are Pretty Cool

Callbacks are one way to keep JavaScript functionalities cleanly separated, but they aren't always enough. Using custom events are easier, more flexible, cleaner, and can make more obvious readable code.

Progressively Enhancing HTML5 Forms

This is what I'm thinking is the best current way to progressively enhance forms. That is, use HTML5 features when they are available and fall back to JavaScript alternatives when they are not. …

Animated Knockout Letters

I was watching some commercial the other day and they had these letters fly in over a black screen and reveal an image beneath them. It was a pretty cool looking effect and it reminded me how WebKit has that …

Parent Selectors in CSS

Let's be clear here, just in case someone is finding this from a search engine: there are no parent selectors in CSS, not even in CSS3. It is an interesting topic to talk about though, and some fresh talk …

Fluid Width Equal Height Columns

Equal height columns have been a need of web designers forever. If all the columns share the same background, equal height is irrelevant because you can set that background on a parent element. But if one or more columns need …

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