Topic: jQuery

You Don’t Need jQuery

You Don't Need jQuery

Published May 1, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I admit, I’ve been a heavy jQuery user for the last handful of years. One of the first things I would do when starting a new project was make sure that the jQuery library was there. I settled on jQuery because honestly, it’s just simpler than vanilla Javascript. I freely admit that I’m not the […]

Javascript to Detect Mouse Leaving Browser Window

Javascript to Detect Mouse Leaving the Browser Window

Published March 26, 2014 by Brad Knutson

I’ve recently become a bit obsessed with my high sites high bounce rates. I’m talking really high bounce rates, in the 80-85% range. The optimist in me interprets this as the vast majority of my visitors are looking for one specific solution, they find it on my site, and that’s the extent of our relationship. […]

WordPress Quick Tip: Load jQuery from CDN

WordPress Quick Tip: Load jQuery From a CDN

Published March 17, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Most people don’t realize that their websites are serving up a copy of jQuery to each and every visitor. This copy of jQuery is stored on their own servers, rather than through a CDN like Google’s Hosted Libraries. There are legitimate reasons to host your own copy of WordPress. The most obvious is legacy support […]

Track Affiliate Link Clicks with Universal Analytics

Tracking Affiliate Clicks with Universal Analytics

Published February 19, 2014 by Brad Knutson

Full disclosure: the square images in the sidebar to the right are all products and services that I’m an affiliate for. If you click on one of the image links, you’ll be sent along your way with my affiliate cookie in your browser. If you decide to purchase said products or services, I’ll get a […]

Quick Tip: Hide Email Address With jQuery

Hide Email Address with jQuery

Published October 4, 2013 by Brad Knutson

If you’ve blogged before, or ran your own website, I can all but guarantee that at some point you put your email address out there for the world to see. You didn’t think much of it at the time, but later on when you started getting spam emails you wondered how these people found your […]

Learn Web Development at 2% the Cost of a College Degree

Learn Web Development with Treehouse

Published September 3, 2013 by Brad Knutson

When I first started college, I had every intention of becoming an Actuary and holding a fancy corporate job wearing suits and working on the 42nd floor of some high rise in a major city. 4 years of college later and I only recently realized that I could have saved a lot of money and […]

Smooth Scrolling to Anchor with jQuery

Smooth Scrolling with jQuery

Published August 20, 2013 by Brad Knutson

The days of abruptly jumping to an anchor link within a page are over. Ok, maybe that is a little drastic, but honestly with all the advancements in HTML5 and CSS3, there really isn’t any reason why anyone should be abruptly thrust down a page to an anchor link. You’ve probably seen this effect on […]

Creating a Popup Email Subscription Form with jQuery

Popup Email Subscription Form with jQuery

Published July 31, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Email subscription fields and forms are a great idea in theory, but unless you have thousands of daily visitors to your site, you probably aren’t getting the subscription numbers you want. It’s more likely that only a small percentage of your visitors will see your email subscription call-to-action and actually go through with it. One […]

Curved Text with CSS and jQuery

Curved Text with CSS and jQuery

Published July 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Web design has advanced at an alarming pace over the last handful of years. We’re leaps and bounds ahead of where we were ten years ago. Things that once seemed impossible are now prevalent on even the newest designers and developers sites. It’s kind of crazy when you think about it. Things that used to […]

Creating a jQuery Slider with WordPress Post Thumbnails

Create a jQuery Slide with WordPress Post Thumbnails

Published July 29, 2013 by Brad Knutson

We’ve all seen websites that have sliders on their home pages. A few examples from my niche that come to mind are SearchEngineLand and SearchEngineJournal. These sliders are a great way to grab users attention and point them through to your content. For WordPress, there are a lot of plugins out there that will allow […]

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