Blog (my web musings)

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Blog: XML to HTML with SimpleXML | 13th Jan 16
Read my latest entry in the blog; How to extract and manipulate XML data into web pages with the help of PHP5's SimpleXML extension.


Blog: Animated GIF Player (JS) | 16th Dec 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; Play animated GIFs on-demand with this GIF player. Initial loading is delayed until the user starts playback.


Blog: AJAX & PHP Click-Counter | 17th Nov 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; A click-counter that saves data to a text file (no database), while AJAX displays increasing counts in real time.


Blog: Sweep-in News Scroller | 24th Oct 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; Make a no-frills, animated news scroller where messages sweep in and out with a gentle fade. No controls.


Blog: JS & CSS3 Content Filter | 20th Sep 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; Create an animated, collapsible content filter for your website content, where categories are filtered by class.


Blog: EU Cookie Law Consent Bar | 21st Aug 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; Comply with the EU cookie law with an 'implied opt-in' consent bar for website visitors to accept cookies.


Blog: 'Swipe Support' for your site | 25th Jul 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; Let visitors 'feel' their way around your website by adding support for swipe gestures on touch devices.


Blog: RWD Cross-Fading Slideshow | 17th Jun 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; A simple cross-fading slideshow, using stacked media queries to serve smaller, retina-ready images to mobile.


Blog: Track 'New' Content Links | 26th May 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; Flag new content to visitors, and remove the icon when they've read the page. Local storage saves visited links.


Blog: Circular Pie Chart Menu | 11th May 15
Read my latest entry in the blog; The quest to make a circular menu, with inner rings and segments. Be warned, it croaks in Internet Explorer.