Jason T. Stiles

Expert Web and Mobile Applications Developer

How To Submit a Form with jQuery and AJAX

  • June 1st, 2011
HTML forms make up a large part of the web. They are the primary method for retrieving input from users.  Typically, you fill out the form, click the submit button, and be redirected to a thank you page.  For web applications, this may not be ideal - you may not want the user to leave the page. In this article, I'll show you how to use jQuery's AJAX function to submit a form asynchronously to the server and avoid a redirect. A Simple Contact Form Here's an example of a simple contact... Read more.

How To Implement Keyboard Shortcuts in Your Web Application - Part 3

  • May 23rd, 2011
This is the last part of a three part series on how to implement keyboard shortcuts in a web application. In this part, we'll update our keyman object and prevent any keyboard shortcuts from activating if a user is typing into a textfield on a form. We'll also go over a couple problems you might run into when using keyboard shortcuts. If you missed the first or second part of this series, you can click either of the below links to get to them and get caught up! How to Capture Keyboard Shortcu... Read more.

How To Implement Keyboard Shortcuts in Your Web Application - Part 2

  • May 18th, 2011
This is the second part of a three part series on how to implement keyboard shortcuts in a web application. In this part, we'll go over how to create definitions for keyboard shortcuts so that when one of the definitions is called (i.e. when a user presses CTRL + Z) then we can act on it.  If you haven't read the first part of this series yet, just click below: How to Capture Keyboard Shortcuts with JavaScript Reacting to Keyboard Shortcut Events How To Use Keyboard Shortcuts For Good ... Read more.

How To Implement Keyboard Shortcuts In Your Web Application - Part 1

  • May 16th, 2011
Many of us are familiar with what CTRL + Z does (it undos the last thing you did in many applications) or what CTRL + O does (opens something).  These are called keyboard shortcuts.  Web applications can take advantage of keyboard shortcuts too with just a small amount of code.  This three part series will cover the following: How to Capture Keyboard Shortcuts with JavaScript Reacting to Keyboard Shortcut Events How To Use Keyboard Shortcuts For Good and not Evil How to Ca... Read more.

Random Tips on Web Development

  • May 9th, 2011
Every once in a while, I'll be posting some tips on web development.  These are tips I may have gotten from the web or from my own experience, and they could be on anything related to web development.  So without further ado, here are the first tips of many to come! Tip #1: Using jQuery to "Check All" checkboxes in a list This is a handy tip I've incorporated in many of my projects.  If you have a list of checkboxes, it's nice to give the user the option of checking all the boxe... Read more.

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Chrome Developer Tools

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