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Bill Hunt
Washington, DC, US

Chief Enterprise Architect at the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Previously: #CloudSmart lead for OMB (The White House), USDS at the VA, Sunlight Foundation, OpenGov Foundation, etc. Enthusiastic about Transparency, Civic Tech, Open Data, and Tea. More about me.

Scriptaculous: Simultaneous Animation Effects

Dec 11, 2007

I remember my first programming class. I was seven. For the life of me, I could not make that damn turtle draw a star while playing music at the same time to save my life (or my grade). This is generally just as painful and traumatic to do in Javascript as it is in Logo.

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Scriptaculous: Table issues and Forms

Oct 17, 2007

So I’ve been playing with Scriptaculous a bit, and doing some debugging. I have a table, in which certain rows would should appear when a link is clicked. I’ve got it set with a display:none by default and I’m using Effect.SlideDown to have it appear. Now due to how display and opacity on tables, trs, and tds are handled by just about every browser, there were several unexpected results.

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Quickie: IE and window.close()

Aug 3, 2006

IE tends to do some funny things with its security settings. In particular, if your settings are high enough, window.close() will throw a warning or silently stop working entirely. This is definitely not our preferred behavior, and luckily, there’s an easy hack provided by FatTonny on the SitePoint Forums.

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XHTML: The Myth and You

Jul 24, 2006

A couple of years back, XHTML became the big new buzzword for webdevelopers and everyone (myself included) jumped on the bandwagon, converting all of their pages from HTML 4.01. However, what we didn’t realize at the time was that we were being lied to. And as a result, most everyone is still using it incorrectly.

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Batch File Renaming

Jul 11, 2006

How many times have you had a bunch of files that you wanted to change the extension on? And all you really want to do is make

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