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Hiding default spinner buttons on HTML number input fields

Posted: Saturday 18th April, 2015 - 6:04pm
Author: James Griffiths

If you've been exploring HTML5 (and there's no good reason why you shouldn't be) you're probably familiar with the range of form enhancements that this recent upgrade to the language brings with it, in particular those concerning additional input field types.

If this is the case then you might also be familiar with certain browsers adding default controls to the number input field.

Thankfully these can also be removed - with only a smidgen of CSS.

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Browser data storage options for the front-end developer

Posted: Saturday 28th June, 2014 - 9:38pm
Author: James Griffiths

With universal support in modern browsers for HTML5 related technologies such as Local Storage front-end developers now have more options than ever when it comes to client-side data storage. In this article we're going to take a look at what those options are and how they stack up.

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Popcorn JS Tutorial

Posted: Saturday 17th May, 2014 - 6:40pm
Author: James Griffiths

Mozilla's Popcorn JS library allows developers to bring richer functionality to HTML 5 video. In the following tutorial we're going to take you through developing a single page web app with Popcorn JS.

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Animating div height from bottom of container to the top instead of top to bottom

Posted: Friday 16th May, 2014 - 6:28pm
Author: James Griffiths

We came across some interesting behaviour while building a charting application with HTML, CSS and jQuery. When it came to animating the individual bars of the charts that we were generating the height would always grow downwards! As bizarre as this behaviour seemed fixing it proved to be relatively straightforward.

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