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Basic JavaScript | Java Script programming tutorial Path // → → BASIC JAVASCRIPT JavaScript is a very easy way to add all sorts of dynamic elements to your site. Unless you've had some programming experience, JavaScript will be quite a new concept at the start — it's fairly different to HTML. In this tutorial we'll be laying some groundwork on the language, and writing our first script. This page was last updated on 2012-08-21 What is JavaScript? JavaScript is a simple scripting language invented specifically for use in web browsers to make websites more dynamic. JavaScript is a client-side language, which means all the action occurs on the client's (reader's) side of things. JavaScripts are integrated into the browsing environment, which means they can get information about the browser and HTML page, and modify this information, thus changing how things are presented on your screen. Most importantly, JavaScript isn't overly tough to learn and use. Browser Compatibility Note: The Java Connection compiled first. Versions The DOM Implementation

Wanted: Yearlight Calendar Unveils The Mysteries Of Dusk And Dawn | Co. Design Time zones be damned, every point on earth experiences daytime in nighttime differently. For example, if you’re on the eastern or western edge of a time zone, sunsets might be an hour off. And all throughout the year, the periods of dusk and dawn are changing all the time, so that even the daylight you do get feels totally different. Artist Bradley Pitts has created a beautiful calendar system that acknowledges all this temporal weirdness. [Click to view larger] Each Yearlight calendar is printed for a particular spot on the globe. Here’s the key, and a detail of the daily charts: To account for all of these factors, Pitts and team ended up calculating the Sun and Moon’s position for every minute of every day. The result is rows and rows of patterned rings changing brightness as the planet passes through the seasons and rotating left or right depending on where your locations is relative to the meridian of your time zone.

Cool Infographics - Blog If you’re located near Washington, DC or Fort Lauderdale, FL, I’ll be there next week! I have a packed schedule of both public and private events, so check your schedule and join me if you can! I’ll be presenting about data visualization and infographics, and signing books. Washington DC Monday, Feb 10th, 3:00pm CBO (Congressional Budget Office) - private event and book signing Tuesday, Feb 11th, 12:00pm, Noblis Tech Tuesday - private event and book signing Tuesday, Feb 11th, 6:30pm, Data Visualization DC Meetup group - PUBLIC presentation, book signing and data drinks! Register here: Wednesday, Feb 12th, Greater Washington Board of Trade Morning Star Speaker Series - PUBLIC event * Discount for Cool Infographics readers - use the code “Cool*Infographics” at checkout to get the member price even if you’re a non-member ($25 discount)! Register here:

Test Your Site Multi-Screen Resources Skip to content Make Your Website Work Across Multiple Devices Build a website that showcases your business on every screen from smartphones and tablets to computers and TVs. Whitepaper Building websites for the multi-screen consumer Learn about the most typical structures for multi-screen websites, with tips on how to create a great user experience and avoid some of the more common mistakes. Learn more. Case Study American Cancer Society mobilizes 7,000 web pages in one quarter The Society increased mobile visits by 250% and trippled mobile donations with a smart content strategy and deep understanding of visitor needs. Read more. Case Study Baines & Ernst’s new site increase mobile conversions Baines & Ernst launched a Responsively Designed Site. Read more. Case Study Beyond the Rack’s mobile conversion rate doubles Read more. Case Study Plusnet sees traffic grow 2x and sales 10x Plusnet implemented a multi-screen strategy based on Responsive Design. Read more. Read more.

A History of Western Typefaces [INFOGRAPHIC] The Fontography Series is supported by join.me, the easiest way to have an online meeting. join.me lets you instantly share your screen with anyone, for free. Use it to collaborate, demo, show off — the possibilities are endless. Try it today. You see approximately 490,000 words every day — and that's just on the web. Fonts don't just display letters as words and sentences. Hate Comic Sans? The infographic below presents a history of typefaces, incorporating fun tidbits from tech, pop culture and the web. Infographic design by Nick Sigler Series supported by join.me The Fontography Series is supported by join.me, the easiest way to have an online meeting.

What's An Average Day on Facebook? [Infographic] Did you know that American Internet users spend more time on Facebook than any other site? Not only is it the site with the second-largest U.S. audience, just behind Google, but it far surpasses every other site in the top 10 of most popular websites, according to data from Nielsen, with the average user spending more than 7 hours and 45 minutes each month on the site. No wonder it's a popular site for marketing and engaging with consumers. So, what does the average user do on Facebook each day? Here's a glimpse into Facebook habits courtesy of creative agency JESS3. How does your Facebook use stack up to these numbers? Connect: Authored by: Tiffany Monhollon Tiffany Monhollon writes about local online marketing, social media, web presence optimization and small business success as the lead blogger for ReachLocal. See complete profile

20 Methods for Upping Your Current Web Design Skills Design All great designers are constantly improving their skills. There has never been a successful designer, or anyone of another profession for that matter, that has stopped at a certain point and said, "Good enough". In this post we're looking into 20 different ways a web designer can improve their skills at any time. 20 Great Improvement Methods 1. Check out websites like UI-Patterns.com to explore the best user interface patterns for the web. User Interface Pattern Websites: 2. Look at the detail in everyday objects, and actively look at detail in other web designs. 3. Many clients love a designer that offers SEO services. 4. Trends are never something a web designer should solely rely on, but learning new trends is a great way to keep up with technology, and to keep you as a designer out of a rut. Do yourself a favor by keeping your designs modern, and by keeping your skills sharp by studying trending techniques. 5. 6. Image credit: Dey 7. 8. 9. Image credit: Jakob Montrasio 10. 11.

The Mega Companies Behind 90% Of Media We all know that everything you see on TV, and much of what you read online, is ultimately owned by a few mega corporations. But if you were pressed about how much those companies actually own, I’d bet you’d be off by about a factor of 2. Frugal Dad--the same company behind that Walmart infographic we did recently--took it upon themselves to show exactly how concentrated our media landscape actually is. As the chart rather alarmingly points out, the revenue for those six companies is $275.9 billion. Okay, now my bullshit detector is clanging like a fire alarm. For one, it’s absurd to believe that the sparse media choices we have are a result of a few companies with wicked, wicked opinions about what we should be reading and watching. The reason all the media we see is the same is because the media business sucks. Consolidation is the outcome of how terrible the media business is--not the cause of how terrible our media has become. [Top image: Brad Wynnyk]

20 Great Visualizations of 2011 As the popularity of visualizations grows, so does their range and quality. Here’s a list of 20 of the best Static Visualizations, Interactive Visualizations, and Information Videos from 2011. (Note: while they are numbered for your convenience, the entries are not ranked.) Static Visualizations Often, static infographics are created without much thought, just as fodder to get clicks on the web. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Interactive Visualizations Interactives are in a different league from static infographics. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Information Videos Information Videos are a great way to tell a story. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Drew Skau is a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC, with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. To complete the subscription process and receive your ebook, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Download our exclusive eBook to learn how to make your content work harder.

15 Design Tips to Learn From Apple There is no shortage of companies that follow popular design trends to appeal to a mass market. Much more rare is the breed of company that actually sets design trends. Today we’ll examine the techniques of a company that occupies the top of the design food chain: Apple. Below you’ll find 15 practical ways to follow Apple’s example in creating beautiful interfaces. #1: Keep it Simple Take a look at Apple’s homepage and don’t think about what you see, but what you don’t see. Apple’s homepage simply shows off their most recent work and provides you with a few easily understood categories to help you get to the information you want to see. Imagine you’re driving up to an airport. Apple takes the same approach to interface design. #2: Use Amazing Product Shots One of Apple’s principle reasons for cutting back on superfluous graphics on their site is to really showcase what’s important: their products. There are several things that make these products look so incredible. #3: Contrast is Key

A Map Of NYC's Design Scene Pentagram partner Luke Hayman has designed a clever little guide to New York designers. Done up like Massimo Vignelli’s iconic NYC subway map, it assigns “subway stops” to key figures in the city’s design network, both past and present, from Sagmeister Inc. to the late ad-industry pioneer Helmut Krone to, yes, Pentagram itself, which, incidentally is just four stops away from Vignelli on the blue line, heading toward William Golden. [Click to view larger. What does Vignelli think of the homage? "Actually he was the first to tweet it!" Hayman says.] You’ll note that the subway lines look nothing like those of the original map. The ampersand is the only organizing feature here. As for how designers got picked: Initially, Hayman and his team gathered names by researching professional organizations and awards, but quickly realized that they couldn’t fit everyone on the page. [Images courtesy of Pentagram]

Why Do People Follow Brands? [INFOGRAPHIC] On Twitter, Facebook, and dozens of other social sites, normal consumers often choose to keep tabs on the brands they love. In fact, many brands have highly optimized their marketing and PR strategies to accommodate that behavior, even going to far as to do one-to-one CRM (that's customer or consumer relationship management) through avenues such as Facebook and Twitter. As social CRM specialists Get Satisfaction found, many consumers who follow brands online are only in it for the perks. Around 40% of Facebook, MySpace and Twitter users in a recent study said they followed brands to get access to discounts and special deals. SEE ALSO: The Biggest Brands on Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] Another common response in the same survey indicated that many consumers will follow a brand if they are current customers. Check out this infographic from Get Satisfaction and design shop Column Five for more details on why and how ordinary folks follow brands online. Click image to see full-size version.

50 Useful Coding Techniques (CSS Layouts, Visual Effects and For Advertisement Although CSS is generally considered a simple and straightforward language, sometimes it requires creativity, skill and a bit of experimentation. The good news is that designers and developers worldwide often face similar problems and choose to share their insights and workarounds with the wider community. This is where we come in. You may want to look at similar CSS-related posts that we published last months: CSS Layouts: Techniques And Workarounds Facebook Style Footer Admin Panel4Learn how to re-create the Facebook footer admin panel with CSS and jQuery. Adaptable View: How Do They Do It? Easy Display Switch with CSS and jQuery9A quick and simple way to enable users to switch page layouts using CSS and jQuery. Quick Tip – Resizing Images Based On Browser Window Size11In fluid layouts, formatting text to adjust smoothly to window size is easy, but images are not as fluid-friendly. CSS3 Drop-Down Menu19A clean, simple a nice navigation menu, designed by Nick La.

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