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Permanent Tourist

A personal website by Mark Howells-Mead

Responsive imagemap with interactive highlighting function

A short post to help anyone who is looking to implement a responsive HTML imagemap, which also features an interactive highlighting function.

The JavaScript argument is racist

The battle royal du jour in the web development community is the argument of whether websites should be built with a JavaScript-based technology like AngularJS, Node.js or React, or using the classic composition of HTML and CSS, then extending it with JavaScript for those browsers which support it. Without reading the detailed arguments from informed developers on both… (Read More)

Life without JavaScript

Many web developers (and web project managers) are insistent that we shouldn’t be concerned with the availability of JavaScript in the browser. “Who turns off JavaScript these days?” is often the argument. The problem isn’t related to who turns off JavaScript, but what happens when a CDN copy of jQuery isn’t available – the server… (Read More)

Tracking click events using Google Analytics

A colleague from the WordPress Bern meetups asked for advice on how to track clicks on certain page elements on his website. Having looked into this for a few different purposes over the past year, it was quick and easy to knock up a simple jQuery plugin for the purpose, which speaks to Google Analytics. The principle… (Read More)

Web developers: don’t depend on dependencies

Building a website or app based on third-party code and solutions may work… but what happens when that code breaks or becomes unavailable?

Image gallery grid layout

Information about the technical solution I’ve implemented for the grid layout in my photo galleries here on the website.

New programming techniques in my daily workflow

While my main hobby in my private life is photography, I earn my living through programming websites. Since moving to !frappant back in April last year – has it really been a year already?! – I’ve been striving to learn as many new techniques as possible. It’s been a particular goal to get out of… (Read More)

Responsive design using CSS and Javascript

I wanted to make my first foray into HTML5, improve my dynamic scripting skills, and turn the WordPress knowledge I gained during the EMEA project for Burson-Marsteller to my own advantage at the end of 2010, so I re-designed and re-programmed my online portfolio using the most up-to-date techniques possible.

Cross-domain Javascript calls

A technical article covering the use of Javascript functions and files across multiple web domains.