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Mobile is the future

With the launch of googles new mobile friendly test tool you can expect to see google pushing mobile friendly code for search placements. 

The results are basic with no in major code diagnostics, with the following two main results:

  • Awesome! This page is mobile-friendly.
  • Not mobile-friendly
    • generic fail reason
If your website is not already mobile now is the time to bring it up to date before google and other major search engines implement penalties for non mobile friendly websites.

A well designed mobile site also helps keep clients on the site long enough to turn them into prospective clients.

How to show/hide a asp.net sub element with jquery

This method allows you to show/hide a form element without making another request against the server. It also works when the show/hide element is required by the asp.net code behind.

You can use any type of sub element under a dropdown with this script. You will need to use a CDN or download and host your own jquery-1.3.2.min.js file.

SCRIPT

<script type="text/javascript" src="/js/jquery-1.3.2.min.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> $(function() { $('#<%= Dropdown1.ClientID %>').change(function() { if (this.value=="My Value") { $('#<%= Element1.ClientID %> ').css({ visibility: 'visible' }); } else { $('#<%= Element1.ClientID %> ').css({ visibility: 'hidden' }); }}); }); </script>

 

HTML

<asp:DropDownList runat="server" ID="Dropdown1" class="required" >
<asp:ListItem Value=""> none</asp:ListItem>
<asp:ListItem Value="My Value">Some Text Here</asp:ListItem>
</asp:DropDownList>

<!-- place any element here with id="Element1" -->

text-shadow not working in chrome, css tricks

Here is the sample,

Text Shadow

And with no further adieu, here is the code:

for chrome:

  • text-shadow: -3px 3px 2px rgba(0,0,0,1);

For MS Browsers:

  • text-shadow: -3px 3px 2px 1px rgba(0,0,0,1)

For Both:

  • text-shadow: -3px 3px 2px rgba(0,0,0,1)
  • text-shadow: -3px 3px 2px 1px rgba(0,0,0,1)
Since CSS is read top down you can just place the version needed for crome above the general use/preferred method.

Change Style for Multiple Elements onClick: getElementById, getElementsByClassName, querySelectorAll oh my

With a bit of creative javascript and these Methods you can do some pretty neat stuff.

On this page I've create an example for multiple elements display block/none function based onclick function. You could also utilize checkbox.checked, onmouseover, or other such functions.

You can replace querySelectorAll with getElementsByClassName or getElementById for broader browser support or you can simply create a detector onload to look for an element on the page and hide it if the Method is supported with querySelector like this:

window.onload = function(){
 document.querySelector('#compat').style.display = 'none';
    }

The Code:

HTML

<div class="aa" style="display: block;">class: aa, no id</div>
<div class="aa" id="aa" style="display: block;">class: aa, id: aa</div>
<div class="bb" style="display: block;">class: bb, no id</div>
<div id="aa" style="display: block;">no class, id: aa</div>
<a onclick="showClass('.aa');" href="#">Looks for class: aa</a>
<a onclick="showClass('#aa, .bb');" href="#">Looks for class: bb, and id: aa</a>
<a onclick="showClass('.aa, .bb');" href="#">Looks for class: aa, bb</a>
<div id="compat" style="display:block;position:absolute;width:100%;height:100%;background-color:#fff;top:0;left:0;padding:50px; "><h1>Compatability Error!</h1>
<p>This page uses newer coding technologies. You should consider upgrading your browser.</p>
<p>for suggestions, please go <a href="http://outdatedbrowser.com/en">here</a>.</p>
<a href="#" onClick="document.getElementById('compat').style.display = 'none';">Continue Anyways</a>

Javascript

function showClass(s){
 var e = [];
 var e = document.querySelectorAll(s);
 for (var i = 0; i < e.length; i++){
    if(!e[i])return true;

    if(e[i].style.display=="none"){
       e[i].style.display="block"
    } else {
       e[i].style.display="none"
    }
 }
 return true;
}

Use your imagination and see what you can do with it.

Here is a working example:

class: aa, no id
class: aa, id: aa
class: bb, no id
no class, id: aa
Looks for class: aa Looks for class: bb, and id: aa Looks for class: aa, bb

Compatability Error!

This page uses newer coding technologies. You should consider upgrading your browser.

for suggestions, please go here.

Continue Anyways

How to target specific browsers within certain platforms, such as mozila & safari within mac for CSS design

You would first need to target the operating system which can be best accomplished by using javascript such as:

if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Mac') > 0) {

//code

}

Now in order to target the browser version you can use things such as if ie triggers for internet explorer

<!--[if (gt IE 6)&(lte IE 7)]>
<link href="/css/IE.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<![endif]-->

or webkit for mozila or safari

@media screen and (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio:0) {
your css here
}

final code to target internet explorer on mac would look something like this:

if(navigator.userAgent.indexOf('Mac') > 0) {

<!--[if (gt IE 6)&(lte IE 7)]>
<link href="/css/IE.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
<![endif]-->


}