Archive for October, 2014

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

It Wasn’t Broken UntilThey Fixed it

Not all program updates are improvements. There have been a couple of occasions where I have installed a program update only to find that one of the features I got the program for in the first place no longer works. It Wasn’t Broken Until They Fixed it

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Adjusting CharacterSpacing in Word

Word Processing programs have come a long way sinced the early days and modern word processors such as Microsoft Word contain features that used to only be found in Desktop Publishing programs. Character spacing and Kerning is one of the options that Word supports, which will allow you to adjust the gap left between the […]

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

JavaScript: The Definitive Guide

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Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Unique Random Numbers

A look at two alternative approaches to obtaining a list of random numbers that are all unique. Which approach is best depends on how many numbers you want. Unique Random Numbers

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Dates and Times and mySQL

A look at how we can rebuild database tables where someone has mistakenly stored dates and times in INT fields so that it uses the far more meaningful DATETIME field instead. Dates and Times and mySQL

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Last Day oftheMonth

While most months have a constant length the same is not true of February. When we need the last day of February we can either write our own code that applies the leap year rules (assuming that you know them) or use a couple of lines of simple JavaScript that can easily get the last […]

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Expert JavaScript (Expert’s Voice in Web Development)

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Saturday, October 18th, 2014

Numeric test

Here we look at three alternative ways to validate that a variable contains a number. Each of these is shorter than the many alternate ways that I have seen people use where they use functions not intended for this purpose. Numeric test

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Lotto Picker

When I last rewrrten my lotto picker example code I removed the bias from the “random sort” by replacing it with a shuffle method. This means that the code uses even more Array methods in combination than it did before (including creating the shuffle Array method). I have also made the full script a lot […]

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Unraveling HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript (The Ultimate Beginners Guide with over 150 Samples) (Unraveling Series)

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Thursday, October 16th, 2014

Validating a Date

Validating a date in JavaScript is straightforward as long as you get the day, month and year separately in the first place. This function not only performs the validation, it loads the date into a date object for you as well.Validating a Date

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014


One way of making sure that your visitors see something different on their next visit is to toggle part of the page content between two alternatives. Toggle