Three fonts commonly used with font-family are:
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
font-family: “Times New Roman”, Times, serif;
font-family: “Courier New”, Courier, monospace;
For the longest time I wanted to learn what AJAX was all about (you can interact with a website’s features without the need of reloading the entire website). The first thing that got me confused was the term “asynchronous”; what’s that about, right?
Now, AJAX is all about asynchronous programming, which means, the client doesn’t have to wait for a server response in order to execute/process another part of the Web application. Remember, with synchronous programming the app follows a recipe style format; perform step 1, then 2, and so on. With an async approach, there isn’t such thing as a recipe style, which means, it doesn’t have to wait for step 1 to finish in order to execute step 2 or 3. This sounds great right? Well, it does! It improves the user experience and performance!
A living example on how AJAX works is by looking at Google Maps website. As you move your cursor to different parts of the page, there are certain tiles/squares that get updated with the new satellite pictures (these are XMLHttpRequest calls to the server). Something very important to take into consideration, is the fact that each tile doesn’t wait for the first one to finish loading and then proceed to the next one and so on, they don’t follow a particular order. That’s why certain tiles load faster than others.
I truly hope this little introduction gave you a better understanding on how AJAX works. This is Part I of my AJAX series. Make sure to come back next week (or subscribe to my newsletter!) for Part II where we will start to write some code!
I’m sorry for not being so active on my blog lately! Although, I’m always reachable on Twitter @Salcoder 🙂
I want to share this video that I found thanks to the awesome members of the Treehouse Forum.
In this video Chris Johnson makes it very easy to understand the DOM and how traversing works too 🙂
I truly hope you enjoy and learn a lot from it!
I haven’t said it before but I’m really looking into becoming a Web Developer full-time. I came to the conclusion that we must do what we love and if we aren’t doing it we won’t be able to achieve happiness (I truly love Web Dev/Design).
I recently joined Treehouse and let me tell you, WHAT AN AMAZING COMPANY! I will write a review about Treehouse and Code School later on. Stay tuned! 😉
Now, enough of that and let’s get our hands dirty! 🙂
Based on what I have been learning about CSS and some of the cool properties in CSS3, I decided to show some examples when using text-shadow. There are an infinite amount of websites out there that have pretty awesome examples, but for the sake of it I decided to show some of my styles.
Here we go:
As you can see, the text-shadow property can add a lot of character to your text!
Remember to have a firm understanding on how the values affect the text-shadow:
text-shadow: 1px 2px 8px #000;
1px –> Horizontal Shadow
2px –> Vertical Shadow
8px –> Blur Distance
#000 –> Color
Here are some awesome links with a lot of information to get you started:
http://css3gen.com/text-shadow/ <– Easily generate your text-shadow !
As a bonus, if you want an online Color Palette you can go ahead and visit this website: