Articles tagged with ‘html5’

Disable HTML5 form validation with novalidate

One of the most useful things the HTML5 doctype provides developers is the ability to validate form inputs ‘inline’—validation performed by a user’s browser, with no reliance on JavaScript and to the W3C standard. This article isn’t about how to wield the new types: plenty of people have done an excellent job of that already. Instead, we’re going to take a brief look at how to disable this validation on an ad-hoc basis when we want to test our server side validation logic.

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Combining AJAX, pushState and CSS3 transitions

I've never been entirely satisfied with the colour scheme used on this site—when rebuilding it I could never decide on a theme I was happy with but in the end settled on the deep-purplish colour you'll now only see on the home page. I've often mused about having a different theme per section but never found a good enough reason to do it until recently, when I decided to learn a little more about CSS3 transitions and HTML5 pushState, with a specific idea in mind of how I wanted to apply them to the site.

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