javascript

Keana Lynch

Style Guides for Web Design and Development

Developers, designers and web administrators are always looking for ways to improve how they manage the look, feel and complexity when building a web site. This can be difficult when we have multiple team members or new members involved in ongoing projects. So how can we help maintain global branding and development patterns for sites [...] read more »

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Holiday Gifts for Web Developers

Season’s greetings from Beacon! Today I’ve got a couple handy gifts that can help solve some tricky web development problems. First lets unwrap how you can calculate line height on a client’s machine. This can be helpful when trying to truncate a block of text to not be more than say 3 lines tall. In [...] read more »

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Goodreads grid widget broken

Have you been trying to use Goodreads Grid Widget and not able to get it to work? Are you copy/pasting the code and not getting anything but the no script version of the grid with a } at the end of it? If so I was having the same problem and I wasn’t able to [...] read more »

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Google Analytics Event Tracking in a Template File

Ever had an issue where you want to track unique events (or virtual pageviews) within Google Analytics from a template file?  For example, on an e-commerce site, you may have a series of product pages that use the same ‘add to cart’ button from either an include file or some kind of reusable wrapper.  You may [...] read more »

Beacon Buddy

The Redesign Bug

We recently launched the Beacon site with a new design which included a handful of jQuery animation, many of which had replaced the the previous design’s Flash-intensive content. We have recently come across an issue with the jQuery library with some builds of IE7 and IE8 that resulted in an extensive trail of debugging. We [...] read more »

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Javascript Mouseover Shenanigans

I ran into an issue with the JS mouseover event while scripting some extra functionality onto our homepage last week. I would expect the issue to be more commonly reported or documented, however I found few hints or online resources that discussed the matter after doing some thorough searching.  The problem I faced was anytime [...] read more »

Keana Lynch

The Benefits of Using jQuery

Recently I have had the opportunity to make really exciting and interactive web pages using jQuery. Before working on these projects I had very little understanding of jQuery and what all it could be used for. So I decided to do some research on what the benefits are of using jQuery over other applications such [...] read more »

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Java Script with Dot Net

There are many times when you want to execute some javascript within your Dot Net page to give it that smooth client side processing without reloading the page.   One example would be when  you have a contact or registration page that needs to be edited before emailing or saving the page data.  You could accomplish [...] read more »