52 Good-to-Know Techbits

An Essential Resource for Website Developers
by Will Bontrager
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Publisher: Pronoun

Publication Date: May 06, 2017

ISBN: 9781537893266

Binding: Kobo eBook

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Have you always wanted to learn how to do cool things with your own website? To learn many of the little things you need to know when maintaining your domain?

This book is for you. It contains 52 technical tips and information, bite-sized for easy comprehension — written by someone with nearly 2 decades of experience writing software for websites.

Free updates for new versions of the book and additional code, always.
Be the person who seems to always have instant answers when others have tech questions. Learn one technique every week for a year. Or one a day for 7½ weeks.

A sample of the technical tips and information (Techbits) in this book include:

• Automatic scrolling to the bottom of a div.

• Working with the Ajax same-origin policy — must-know if you’ll be using Ajax.

• How to prevent form submission — for demos, illustrations, and other reasons you may have.

A Techbit is a short write-up of a skill or technique you are likely to need for your website — information, how-to, or preventive measure related to website operation, web page design, content formatting, or web page features such as forms and responsiveness.

Here are more Techbits found in the book:

• Three ways to set a cookie — when one method isn’t feasible, another is likely to be.

• How to redirect browsers that have JavaScript disabled, but not redirect JavaScript-enabled browsers.

• A link to launch an email app — so they don’t have to use a form to write to you or to recommend your website.

Because copying code from Kindle books can be difficult, web pages with easy-to-copy code have been created for buyers of 52 Good-to-Know Techbits. Also web pages with demonstrations mentioned in the book. The Appendix has more information.

There are 4 categories of Techbits:

-1- Presenting Your Content — Techbits offering various approaches to presenting, formatting, making ...