Scott writes up that super smart transclusion trick of his.
Woah! This is one smart hack!
Scott has figured out a way to get all the benefits of pointing to an external SVG file …that then gets embedded. This means you can get all the styling and scripting benefits that only apply to embedded SVGs (like using
The fallback is very graceful indeed: you still get the SVG (just not embedded).
I can never keep these straight—this is going to be a handy reference to keep on hand.
A bold proposal by Heydon to make the process of styling on the web less painful and more scalable. I think it’s got legs, but do we really need another three-letter initialism?
You Don’t Need jQuery! – Free yourself from the chains of jQuery by embracing and understanding the modern Web API and discovering various directed libraries to help you fill in the gaps.
The tone is a bit too heavy-handed for my taste, but the code examples here are very handy if you’re weaning yourself off jQuery.
This is handy: a look at which DOM properties and methods cause layout thrashing (reflows).
This looks great! It’s a CC-licensed book by Cody Lindley (whose work I’ve admired for many years) aimed at teaching DOM Scripting for modern browsers. You can read the whole thing online or wait for the paper version from O’Reilly.
I’ve found myself using jQuery less and less recently. Partly to avoid the extra download and file size but also—as shown here—when it comes to DOM manipulation, there’s a lot you can do straight out of the box.
Simon's slides and demos from his half-day workshop at XTech.
Respect the DOM t-shirt
A nice round-up of the Ajax summit.