jQuery Mobile combined with other frameworks

A few interesting questions came up during my presentation at Northeast PHP yesterday. People wanted to know whether jQuery Mobile could be mixed with MVC frameworks such as Backbone or with responsive frameworks such as Bootstrap. Before you go out trying to mix jQuery Mobile with everything else, try to remember why you chose this…

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ConFoo 2013 in Montreal

If you have never heard of ConFoo, it is one of the most important developer-oriented conferences. The team brings 100 speakers from around the globe to share their hands-on experience with various web technologies. The best news is: it’s driven by the community and is non profit!…

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jQuery Performance Pitfalls

At FooLab, we have been using jQuery because it’s easy to learn, there is a big community with a lot of examples and advice and also because it’s easier to find developers familiar with it. It’s not a bad framework, but it’s very easy to abuse when you do not know how it works and…

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Profiling JS Applications

Some of the web apps that we build at FooLab rely heavily on Javascript. But when your CPU usage is through the roof, where do you start looking? Many developers start straight with a hypothesis and then try various corrections until something happens. This is a waste of time; no amount of experience changes that…

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SVG Transparent Color in Firefox

I had the strangest bug in Firefox when rendering SVG. I used a 3rd party library called RaphaelJS that can output both VML and SVG based on the browser. The Context To allow a user the resizing of a visual element, I created a rectangle with the color “transparent” in the lower-right corner. The transparent…

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