Dan Wellman
Dan Wellman is an author and front-end engineer. By day he wrangles JavaScript for Skype in London, and by night he writes books and tutorials about web-development, and produces screencast courses for Tuts+ Premium. Prior to this, Dan spent six years working as a front-end developer for two small digital agencies in his home town of Southampton, where he honed his skills from developer hobbyist to respected professional. For over ten years Dan has written for numerous websites such as Dev Shed, DMX Zone, Developer Drive, and of course Nettuts, and also several magazines including; PSD Magazine and .Net. He has so far had 7 books published. Somewhere between commuting, coding and writing, Dan is also a grateful husband and the proud father of four wonderful children. Occasionally he enjoys playing tennis badly, amateur boxing, riding mountain bikes around forests, or just spending time with family and friends. He also loves strong coffee, single-malt whisky, and having a moan on Twitter.
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    Asynchronous Comments with PHP, jQuery, and JSON200x200
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    In this article, we’re going to look at how we create a simple but effective means of capturing and displaying visitor comments using a blend of jQuery, PHP and JSON. In the public forum that is the blogosphere, the ability to capture and display visitor comments on your blogs can give you instant feedback and opinions from the people that matter most – those that read your blog. Read More…
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    Build an Advanced “Poll” jQuery PluginCode
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    In this tutorial we’re going to be creating a jQuery plugin from start to finish; this plugin will allow us (or other developers) to easily add a simple poll widget to a web page or blog. By poll widget, I mean an area in which a question is posed which visitors are encouraged to answer. Once they have answered the question the results of the poll will then be displayed.Read More…
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    Building a jQuery-Powered Tag-Cloud200x200
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    A tag-cloud is a great way of showing visitors to your blog the main topics of interest that are available. There is also additional information contained in a tag-cloud. Aside from the actual links themselves, which give people an idea of the subjects that your site covers, they can also show how popular the different subjects are. Another great thing about tag-clouds is that they can be used to describe the frequency of anything; you can link to articles, blog posts, images, video, or anything else that you have in abundance on your site. Read More…
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    The Definitive Guide to Creating a Practical jQuery Plugin200x200
    In this article we’re going to be building our very own jQuery plugin step-by-step from scratch; jQuery makes this task exceptionally easy for us, giving us a simple method of packaging up our scripts and exposing their functionality, and encouraging the use of scalable and reusable object-oriented techniques. Read More…