DOM Traversing

Fancy Drop Cap – Part 1

Introduction Last spring when I implemented a new design for my weblog, I wanted to use a fancy drop cap for the first letter of the first paragraph of the first post of each page. There are all sorts of ways to make a drop cap happen, but since I was reading Jeremy Keith's excellent […]
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Fancy Drop Cap – Part 2

In Fancy Drop Cap - Part 1, I showed how I used jQuery to insert a drop cap on my personal weblog. But there is still some unfinished business to take care of: Accounting for cases in which the first paragraph (where I want my drop cap to go) starts with another tag of some […]
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Quick Tip – Blurring Links

Warning Using JavaScript to blur clicked links is NOT recommended because it interferes with basic accessibility, especially for those using keyboard navigation or other assistive technologies With all the fun new things you can do using jQuery and other JavaScript libraries, people are using links ("a" tags) for much more than sending users to a […]
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How to Get Anything You Want – part 1

With jQuery, you can get to just about anything on a web page. In this entry, I'll show you a few ways you can use jQuery's versatile selector expressions to traverse to an element — or group of elements — in the DOM. I've put together a short paragraph and an ordered list scattered with […]
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How to Get Anything You Want – part 2

A couple weeks ago I wrote about traversing the DOM with jQuery's selector expressions to get any elements in the document (see How to Get Anything You Want - part 1). This time around, I'm going to focus on jQuery methods that provide even more ways to get elements. Some of these methods have a […]
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Multiple Fancy Drop Caps

After I wrote a couple entries (Fancy Drop Cap, Part 1 and Part 2) on creating a drop cap for the first paragraph in a DIV, a couple people asked how one would go about making the drop cap apply to every paragraph in a DIV. Update I've written a Fancy Letter Plugin that does […]
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