We can improve the user experience highlighting the active menu item on our websites. This makes navigation easier because the visitor will know at the first glance which is the current page.
This strategy also increases the amount of visited pages because the visitor will more likely click the next page when it’s easier to find that.
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In this article I’m going to present a lightweight script to stick an HTML element to the top of the page when the user scrolls through it. Use this to make a menu, a call to action button or any other important element always stay in focus. Adjusting the script you can trigger other effects when the page scrolls through an anchor point. Here are the HTML CSS and JS codes to use to accomplish this effect.
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Using the name attribute of the anchor tag has become obsolete so we have to find a new way to scroll to a certain point on the page when a link is being clicked. We want to do this animated, not just an instant jump to the target position.
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Probably you experienced some flashing effect the first time you tried to make a jQuery hover animation without the stop() call. This happens when you hover and take your mouse away quickly without waiting for the animation to finish. This behavior triggers a new animation to start before the previous has finished.
In this article I’m going to present the proper way of making jQuery animation calling the stop() method, avoiding shaking fuzzy effects.
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We know there are many pointless, dumb laws out there that make no sense. The European Cookie Law is also annoying because you have to start by closing a popup every single time you visit a website. This law is a privacy legislation that requires sites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information about them.
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Log in to to your cPanel hosting, find the “MySQL Databases” in the menu and create a new database. Create a user and add it to the database, checking all privileges. We’ll use this user to connect to the DB.
Open phpMyAdmin and you should see the new DB in the list. Select it and make a new table. In my example I’ll call it usertimes.
Set to auto increment (A_I) the primary key and make sure the name field is a unique value. We’ll store the current save date and the rest of the variables depends on your specifications. Save the settings when it’s done. My database is ready to receive input.
Copying a text from a website can be uncomfortable. Help your site visitors select the text with a single click of a mouse button with this simple trick.
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Improve your website’s user experience with a very simple arrow which fades in when visitors start scrolling the page. The page smoothly scrolls back to top when the the button is clicked.
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