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Will Patterson's picture

Getting Line Count (and Length) with JavaScript

JavaScript provides fantastic tools for dealing with HTML element positions, but when it comes to text nodes there are very few options. While determining the length of an individual line of text isn't a herculean task, it does require a little leg work. Because browsers parse the text children of HTML tags as a single text node, in order to calculate positioning within that text we need to split it up.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Community, Comments, and Doing It By The Book

This morning we take a look at what it takes to be a good community manager, empowering your audience to have a conversation around and with your brand, and giving your team some guidance so they don't run afoul of c3 and c4 rules.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Vine, SEO, and Teams

In which Twitter adds more features, your uniqueness is encouraged and affirmed, and your team takes center stage.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: Analytics, Advocacy, and Missing the Forest for the Trees

This morning we've discovered a new analytics tool, and a great conversation about advocacy in DC. We also discover that, despite the fact that some people are evangelizing for a brand, that brand wants to shut them down.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

Morning Reads: HTML 5, Hacking, and Hoaxes

Here are a few items that came up in our reading list this morning.

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Tony Guzmán's picture

Drupal Usability Tips

You may have heard this before - Drupal has a reputation for low grades in the usability department. That’s been a knock against Drupal since the beginning.
There are probably hundreds if not thousands of blog posts comparing Drupal to, say, Wordpress, when it comes to ease of use.

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Jesse Littlewood's picture

Responsive Design: What to Know

Mobile is the future of the web.

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Apollo Gonzales's picture

What Facebook's Graph Search Means For Your Non-Profit

Earlier today Facebook announced that they are Beta testing a new type of search functionality for all users using the English version of Facebook. Graph Search is a huge step towards using the full power of all of that information you’ve been putting into Facebook since the launch of the Social Graph. Looking back over the last couple of years, all of Facebook's new features make sense now.

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Paul Venuti's picture

Short-circuit Evaluation in JavaScript (or, the Ternary Operator, in Binary)

Here's a peculiar-looking bit of JavaScript syntax that I've repeatedly come across in the wild:

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Leif Nordberg's picture

Be cool editing Wikipedia

The Wikipedia page for Wikipedia tells us its been answering our bar bets about Twin Peaks sub-plots and writing our term papers on the East Atlantic

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Peter Sax's picture

Object Oriented PHP and the Migrate Module: Code Organization for Most Extreme Happiness

There are 2 kinds of people in this world: people who use the Migrate module to migrate content into a new Drupal site, and wrong people.

This post assumes a basic familiarity with the module.

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