Monthly Archives: June 2013

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of June 17, 2013

A lot of newly released projects this week including a significant update to TypeScript. Also, if you happen to be looking to learn JavaScript (or learn it better), check out Axel Raushmayer’s basic JavaScript tutorial. Sorry for the delay in this post but I am traveling this week in Seattle. Tutorials Toby Ho explains JavaScript [...]


When to Use (or Not Use) Twitter Bootstrap

By Sam Holt In a previous posts on the Zing Design blog, I’ve talked about the positives and the negatives of using Twitter Bootstrap, but where does that leave us? At the end of the day, it’s up to the developer to decide which tool is right for the project at hand but, lucky for you, I’ve whipped up [...]


What are Generators?

By Toby Ho Update: since this article was first published, the send() method has been removed from the spec. send(value) was replaced with calling next with a parameter value, i.e. next(value). I have updated this post with this change. It looks like generators are actually going to make it into Javascript. In fact, generators recently landed in [...]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of June 10, 2013

This was an insanely busy week with tons of tutorials and even a lot of newly released libraries. There’s a lot here to digest, but it is well worth it. Lately, if I am noticing any trends, it is more posts covering ES6 and how to use some of the upcoming features now, and Meteor, [...]


The Future of JavaScript…Now!

By Joe Zimmerman JavaScript has come a very long way in the past decade. What was previously known as a hobby language for throwing silly tricks like image rollovers and mouse cursor trails onto web pages has become the most widely used programming language on the most widely accessed platform: the Internet. JavaScript has gone [...]


Uncovering the Native DOM API

By Nicolas Bevacqua JavaScript libraries such as jQuery serve a great purpose in normalizing cross-browser behaviors in the DOM in such a way that it’s possible to use the same interface to interact with many different browsers. But they do so at a price. Part of that price, in the case of some developers, is having no idea what [...]


Recreating the iOS7 Banner with HTML and CSS

By Donovan Hutchinson In this post, we’ll make use of the amazing background gradients in CSS to create a rich, full-screen banner that loads in less than half a second and is only around 2KB in size. WWDC and iOS 7 Apple have just revealed their latest iteration of the mobile operating system, iOS 7. [...]

Best of JavaScript, HTML & CSS – Week of June 3, 2013

This was a jam-packed week of content with some notable themes on debugging performance issues and AngularJS tutorials. I’ll get to the links in a moment, but I wanted to note the new “venue” for this post. I’ve been writing this weekly update of what I think are the best tutorials, libraries and other posts [...]


Drawing and Animating with Two.js and Illustrator

By Brian Rinaldi Recently, Jono Brandel released a library called two.js for doing two-dimensional drawing using SVG, canvas or WebGL. As the name implies, two.js was inspired by three.js, and its API attempts to mimic that of three.js to an extent. Using two.js, it becomes relatively easy to draw vector shapes using JavaScript, and even [...]