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Current Page Highlighting in an AngularJS Application

posted by Zach on December 24, 2013 | tags:

If you are building a web application using AngularJS, chances are one of the first things you will want to set up is the routing and navigation. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up current page highlighting in an angular application. Let’s get started!

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How to create an accordion with AngularJS

posted by Zach on December 19, 2013 | tags:

In this tutorial, we will learn how to create an accordion using Angular.js. In this tutorial we will create a fully functional accordion in an Angular controller. In a follow up post, we will take our accordion out of the controller and abstract it into an Angular directive, making it fully dynamic and much more powerful. Let’s get started!

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How to create an input placeholder from a label with jQuery

posted by Zach on August 11, 2013 | tags:

Forms should be as intuitive and easy to fill out as possible. One way to help your users out is by placing your label helper text inside the input field, and hiding it when the user goes to use it. After following this tutorial, you’ll end up with is a nice solution to turn your boring old form labels into a more modern and intuitive form hint.

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The difference between an engineer and a developer

posted by Zach on August 8, 2013 | tags:

For a very long time, I considered myself a developer. I knew the term “software engineer”, but always thought it was different. Recently, I came to the realization that “software engineer” is not just a title- it is a way of life. A software engineer is not bound by any one coding language or set of rules. There comes a point when you start to see the similarities between the different coding languages and frameworks.

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How to center a div (or any block element) without a fixed width

posted by Zach on July 24, 2013 | tags: ,

Let’s say you have a menu that you want centered in the header of the website. Right now there are 4 links, so you can easily hardcode the width, give it a margin:auto, and be done. But what about when you add more links? Shouldn’t there be a better and more dynamic way to keep this menu centered? There is! In this quick tip I’ll show you how.

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