Introduction to RDFa

I’ve finally found time to read the RDFa articles published on A List Apart. I have to digest the information and try to figure out whether it’s relevant to my web sites, but I’m already intrigued enough to publish the links for future reference:

Ajax with jQuery

The third jQuery article I wrote for InformIT covers the jQuery Ajax support. It describes simple Ajax calls that insert HTML fragments into the current web page, processing of XML responses, and global AJAX events that display the loading indicator.

My second jQuery article: refactoring a web page

When I’ve decided to switch from X library to jQuery, I was faced with tons of (now outdated) pages in my web site that I had to migrate to jQuery. As it turns out, doing the migration job properly is a great idea: armed with the CSS experience (and believing in the need for using tags that make sense) I was able to make compact, more readable and better degradable (an awful word to use in this context) web pages.

I’ve described some of the lessons I’ve learned in this process in the Web Page Refactoring with jQuery article that was published by InformIT.

XSLT: Truncate text with ellipsis

A great set of XSLT templates that allows you to truncate XHTML markup (or any XML node) at specified text length. I was impressed ;)