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Using Fetch

Whenever we send or retrieve information with JavaScript, we initiate a thing known as an Ajax call. Ajax is a technique to send and retrieve information behind the scenes without needing to refresh the page. It allows browsers to send and retrieve information, then do things with what it gets back, like add or change HTML on the page.

Let's take a look at the history of that and then bring ourselves up-to-date.… Read article

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Animate in Ajax’d Content to its Natural Height

Let's combine three things we just learned here on CSS-Tricks:

One, transitioning to auto dimensions. Two, Ajaxing for stuff in a modern way. Three, waiting for images to be loaded to measure them.

With all these three things in our toolbox, we can Ajax for some arbitrary content and insert it onto the page with a revealing height animation. Tricky tricky!… Read article

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Need to do Dependency-Free Ajax?

One of the big reasons to use jQuery, for a long time, was how easy it made Ajax. It has a super clean, flexible, and cross-browser compatible API for all the Ajax methods. jQuery is still mega popular, but it's becoming more and more common to ditch it, especially as older browser share drops and new browsers have a lot of powerful stuff we used to learn on jQuery for. Even just querySelectorAll is often cited as a reason to … Read article

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Using the WP-API to Fetch Posts

It may be news to you, but there is a nifty resource called Quotes on Design that serves up interesting quotes about design, curated by our very own Chris Coyier.

Up to this point, Quotes on Design (QoD) used a bit of custom code to query the WordPress database and serve up quotes. This was used for the site itself, and for its API to allow use on external sites. With the excitement surrounding the upcoming WordPress JSON Read article

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