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By Rachel Andrew, Owen Gregory, Nathan Ford

Author note: Owen Gregory (Editor), Nathan Ford (Editor)

In the previous couple of years we've seen an exceptional step forward in what we will in achieving with CSS – net fonts, gradients, shadows and media queries are actually a part of our daily toolkit.

CSS structure itself, although, has moved on little. builders have experimented with utilizing exhibit: desk and show: inline-block for structure, which will mitigate the restrictions of layouts according to absolute positioning and floats. but, those equipment look as very similar to hacks as these they struggle to interchange, and are available with their very own problems.

The way forward for CSS format appears to be like a long way brighter. during this little publication Rachel covers many of the intriguing modules which are a part of the CSS3 specification. They promise a destiny the place we will be able to lay out parts to a grid and simply in attaining the targets of equivalent top columns or spreading content material frivolously throughout a web page.

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See Also Another alternative to a shim is a transpiler that compiles tomorrow’s code into today’s environment. 8. 42 | Chapter 1: The JavaScript Not-So-Simple Building Blocks CHAPTER 2 JavaScript Arrays There is no array data type in JavaScript. Instead, support for arrays is managed through the JavaScript Array object. Array object support has changed considerably over the years—going from simple array access and assignment to sophisticated functionality allowing us to search and sort arrays, as well as manipulate the array elements using more efficient techniques.

As long as you’re cognizant of how the equality operators work, and your code is such that you’re either only interested in primitive values or you want the object type coercion I just demonstrated, you can use loose equality operators in addition to strict equality. Consider the following scenario: in a function, you’re testing to see if a counter is a certain value (100, for example). You’re expecting the counter, passed into the function, to be a number, but the developer who sent the value to your function passed it as a string.

There are other shims and libraries known as polyfills, which you’ll see used elsewhere in this book. The latest formal release of ECMAScript (ES) is ECMAScript 5, and I make use of several ES 5 features throughout the book. Next (ECMA-262 Edition 6), but commonly referred to as ES 6. As consensus is reached on new ES features, they’re added to the existing draft specifi‐ cation. They’re also listed in ES compatibility tables, such as the ones Mozilla incorpo‐ rates in much of its documentation, and the exceedingly helpful ECMAScript 6 Com‐ patibility Table.

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