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Building and Testing your JavaScript app with Yeoman

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I really like automation, especially when its smart.
I am talking here about building applications, testing, building for production and some other process may needed.

We will talk here about these tools:
Bower: is a dependencies manager. Managing your app by simply installing packages needed to your app.
GruntJS: is a Build and Testing tool. So, you can build your application, unit testing, minify CSS and JS files… etc.

Yeoman came to combine these 2 tools and some other tools into one. Yeoman job is to create a development application with a standard structure of files and directories.

jQuery, RequireJS and HTML5 Boilerplate are included by default with Yeoman to build your application.

This structure is like:

Yeoman files and directories

As you see, its using HTML5 boilerplate structure.

How to install Yeoman?

First, you will need to know that NodeJS is required. So, you will need to install it first.
To install Yeoman, write this in your command line:

npm install -g yo

How to build application with Yeoman?

Once its installed, all you have to do is:In your command line, go to the directory (folder) you want to setup your application in. Then, run this command:

yo webapp

Note: the setup directory should be empty, or you will get errors.

After building your application, you can start writing code and developing your app.

How to test my application?

You will need to run this command:

grunt server

It will prepare things and will open the browser for you to see your app.

Note: Make sure that port 9000 is not used by any application, while grunt is using it for testing.

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While you are testing, don’t close the command line, and you won’t need to refresh the page. Grunt will do that for you when you update files.

How to build my application for production?

All you need is to run this command:

grunt build

Note: You will need to wait for a minute or two till this process is done.

You will see new folder in your application called dist that contains all built files.

grunt build

You see that script files are combined into one file. And every time you run the build command, it will create another file version for you.

How to install all dependencies and packages for my application?

You will need to know about this when you update your dependencies, or when you install the app in another place.
Because you don’t have to download all libraries and dependencies manually, your app will be clean, simple and be installed anywhere.

All you have to do when you want to install these dependencies is to run this:

bower install

If you already have dependencies installed, and you changed something or you need to update them, run this command:

bower update

But, How to tell my applications about dependencies and requirements?

You will need to update you bower.js highlighted with yellow here:

Bower.js file

For more information, please read:

Enjoy

 

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15 Most Useful jQuery Form Plugins

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There are plenty of jQuery plugins to use for Forms. I have collected 15 of them that are the most useful plugins for Forms. Let’s start with:

ALAJAX (Ajaxify your HTML form)

This plugin will easily ajaxify your HTML form. It will prevent the submit action, and then submit data as AJAX using the form’s method and action. The plugin could be applied easily to any form with no more changes on Front-end nor Back-end.

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Tips for Better Website Performance

I am here not talking about Server-side improvements. I am here talking about Front-End improvements that really affects the web page speed.

The time spent till the website is running on the client’s browser. If we analyze that time, we will get:

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Drag and Drop with jQuery for Touch Devices

In the last post: Drag and drop with HTML5, i explained how to drag and drop using HTML5 and Javascript (jQuery). I mentioned that touch devices such as iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Samsung…. etc, does not support HTML5 Drag and Drop features.

Now, in this post, i want to explain how to make Drag and Drop possible for all devices. Before we start, you must know that it’s all about Javascript..  And i will use jQuery library while i am familiar with it and it simplifies writing javascript.

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How to: Drag and Drop with HTML5

Drang n’ Drop in HTML 5 is supported by: IE9+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 4+, Opera 11+ and Chrome 12+. But its not supported yet for touch devices like Touch Mobiles and Tablets.
To make things more clear, its not only HTML 5.. Its a combination between HTML 5, CSS 3, and Javascript.

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How to convert HTML Forms into AJAX simply

Hello reader,

You may have a normal HTML Form, like: contact form, feedback form or any other forms in your website or any website you work on.
Did you think how difficult converting this FORM into AJAX?

Let me say, it will be very simple. Simple as 1 minute of changes.

How is that, right?

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15 Free Ebooks for Front-End Development and Design

Hi reader,
I have collected 15 free ebooks for front-end development to put it between your hands. Not all are PDF files, some are websites and online samples.

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10 Top jQuery Plugin for Images – 2011

1) Nivo Slider: A stunning jQuery image gallery with 16 unique transition effects. Comes with many featrues and compatible with most browser versions (IE 7+, Firefox v3+, Google Chrome v4+, Safari v4+ and Opera v10+). I like this plugin and i recommend it.
Nivo Slider

2) Gloss: Gloss is not an image gallery, it’s a lightweight jQuery plugin to create a gloss effect on images for (Mouse over, Mouse out) action.  (It’s also supported for IE 6+ browsers).
jQuery Gloss

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jQuery File Upload – With Drag n’ Drop

jQuery File Upload is a plugin for the popular JavaScript framework that helps handling file uploads.

The plugin is based on open standards like HTML5-JavaScript and No Flash. For legacy browsers it falls back to an Ajaxed-like iframe-PHP solution.

jQuery Drag Drop File Upload

Multiple files can be selected, they can even be drag ‘n’ dropped from the desktop and the upload process can start automatically or with an event (like clicking the “upload” button).

A progress bar can display the status and uploads can be canceled anytime.

It is possible to use multiple instances of the plugin in the same page and jQuery File Upload is compatible with any server-side application platform.

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jQuery Gloss Plugin

It’s lovely to make you webpage interactive. jQuery plugins add effects to multiple elements of HTML. jQuery Gloss adds a Gloss (shining) effect to images by simple and lightweight code.

This effect is added on hover effect (mouseover, mouseout).

This plugin is ~2.2 Kb and it’s simple as:

  • Add a DIV element to hold the image with class=”gloss”. eg:
    <div class=”gloss”><img src=”” alt=”Image gloss effect” /></div>
  • Include the script file of jQuery Gloss plugin. eg:
    <script type=”text/javascript” src=”gloss.1.0.js”></script>
  • Call the Gloss function. eg:
    <script type=”text/javascript”>$(document).ready(function (){ $.gloss(); });</script>
    OR
    add this before </body>: <script type=”text/javascript”> $.gloss();  </script>

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