Validate your form using MooTools

Validate your form using MooTools

MooTools is a great JavaScript framework that allows you to write powerful JavaScript code with very little time and effort. Today I’ll show you just how simple it is to validate your forms using the MooTools “Form.Validator” class. Basically all you need to do is add a few classes to your form fields, include the MooTools “More” file in your website header and then initialize your Form.Validator.

Create your own World Cup jersey on Facebook

Create your own World Cup jersey on Facebook

You may have noticed that some of your friends are supporting their favourite World Cup team by displaying a personalized World Cup jersey on their Facebook page. You can create your own World Cup jersey for your Facebook profile and I’ll show you how below. Don’t worry, it’s very simple and it only takes a minute.

World Cup Brand Design

World Cup Brand Design

The World Cup is a huge global sporting event that occurs for one month every four years. During this month the whole world lives and breathes football. People from different countries all over the world wave their flags high creating a sea of colour and energy. Every four years it is up to one country to host the World Cup and of course a different brand is designed for each World Cup reflecting the host nation. This post looks at the World Cup brand designs over the past 44 years and briefly outlines some of the similarities and changes in the World Cup branding over the years.

Google gets World Cup Fever!

Google gets World Cup Fever!

With only a few more sleeps to go until the 2010 World Cup it seems like everyone is getting World Cup fever! I know that I certainly am. Even the search giant Google is celebrating in their own way. Have you tried searching for “World Cup” in Google recently? You may have noticed that Google is displaying the match time information on the top of the search results. But if you scroll down to the bottom you will also notice that the search results pages no longer say “Goooooooooogle”, but instead “Goooooooooal!”. I think that’s a very cool way to get into the World Cup spirit. Good on you Google!

World Cup 2010 Wallpaper

World Cup 2010 Wallpaper

We’ve all been waiting for the past four years for it to happen. Finally, World Cup 2010 is just around the corner. The Soccer World Cup 2010 is being held in South Africa from June 11 to July 11 and you can feel the excitement starting to build. To celebrate the World Cup, graphic designers all over the world have been busy creating beautiful desktop wallpapers. Here are some of my favorites. The wallpapers link back to their sources where you can download them. Only a few more sleeps to go, can’t wait!

Reset your style sheet with a CSS Reset

Reset your style sheet with a CSS Reset

The idea behind a CSS reset is to set certain element styles to a baseline to avoid cross browser inconsistencies. By default, different browsers do not display your website exactly the same. Things like headings, line-heights and margins look different in different browsers when default styles are applied. If we reset these default styles to a set value we tighten up our CSS causing it to look the same across different browsers.

Pacman Google Game is still available!

Pacman Google Game is still available!

A few days ago on May 22nd 2010, Pacman celebrated its 30th anniversary. The Pacman game has stood the test of time and on its 30th birthday Google decided to honour it by turning the Google logo into a playable Pacman game. Google has since removed the game from their homepage (although it was kept up there for an extra 48 hours). Don’t worry if you missed it, you can actually still play the Google Pacman game thanks to Paul Macek and a few other enthusiastic developers. Great work guys!

How to remove the dotted border from links

How to remove the dotted border from links

I’m sure that many of you have noticed the dotted border that surrounds links when you click on them. It’s actually an accessibility feature and in most cases it’s fine, but in some cases that dotted border surrounding active links can be quite annoying and ugly. There is a very simple and easy way to hide the dotted border from active links. All it takes is a few lines of CSS and you’re done.

Free papercraft toys that you can make yourself

Free papercraft toys that you can make yourself

Papercraft toys are basically models created from sheets of heavy paper or cardboard. They come in an array of different shapes, sizes and complexity and making them can become very addictive. There are many websites that offer different papercraft toys for you to download, print and fold. Some require glue while others are clever and only require folding. There are many great papercraft toys and some of my favourite include X-Men,  Star Wars, Sonic the Hedgehog, Ninja Turtles and various other custom designs. In this post I’ll show you some of my favourite papercraft toys and where you can get them so that you can make them yourself.

Improve the performance of your website with YSlow

Improve the performance of your website with YSlow

Does your website have a habit of loading slowly? Sure you could blame it on your web server, but there is actually quite a lot you can do yourself to improve the loading time and performance of your website. YSlow is a Firefox add-on that integrates with Firebug to analyze a website and suggest ways of improving the performance of that site.

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