The DOM And Events

The Document Object Model (DOM) is the representation of HMTL, XHTML and XML files in the form of a tree structure that can be navigated to find and interact with individual elements. Every element in a DOM is called a node. Since the DOM is a tree it is arranged so that: It has one root … Continue reading

JavaScript Functions

JavaScript is the scripting language that is used in conjunction with HTML. JavaScript can either be: Embedded within the HTML document by using the <script> element <script type=”text/javascript”></script> Or linked within an external script by declaring the link in the head <script type=”text/javascript” src=”script.js”></script> These scripts are then accessed by calling the functions contained within … Continue reading

Virtual Reality And Video Games

Video game players are always looking for new and improved ways to get themselves immersed into the worlds and characters of the games they play. The development of virtual reality technology is finally beginning to offer more widely accessible devices to help with this. One such VR device that is currently under production and due to … Continue reading

Getting Inside The Microsoft Kinect

The Microsoft Kinect is a piece of hardware designed to be used in conjunction with the Microsoft Xbox 360 video game console. The Microsoft Kinect allows its users (the players) to interface with the various software and video games available on the system through the use of their body. Instead of giving input through the … Continue reading

Parallax Scrolling

  Parallax scrolling is a scrolling technique used within computer generated 2D environments which allows for images to be moved at different speeds depending on where they are located in relation to the camera or view port, giving the impression of depth. The idea behind parallax scrolling is that images (or objects in the real … Continue reading

Online Storage Sites

Online Storage sites are designed to allow users to upload, store and distribute content without the use of external devices through the storage of content on servers in what is called the ‘cloud’ – computing resources connected to users via a network such as the internet. Two online storage sites as such are Dropbox and … Continue reading

How WordPress and Gmail Handle User Log in

WordPress WordPress.com handles its user log in through the use of a form (displayed above) which contains: Two text fields for the user to input their username and password: <input type=”email” name=”log” placeholder=”Email or Username” autocorrect=”off” autocapitalize=”off” spellcheck=”false”> <input type=”password” name=”pwd” placeholder=”Password”> One checkbox that enables the site to remember the users current input in … Continue reading

CSS

Cascading style sheets are important for customising the layout and contents of a webpage written in a mark up language. Cascading style sheets can be used to style the following parts of a HTML document: Fonts Lists Alignment of text Margins Colors Backgrounds Borders One important thing to note while styling a web page is the box model due … Continue reading

The <form> Tag

The form tag in XHTML is used to create… well… forms on a webpage for user input. Within the form tag the most common content are: <input> Used to specify an input field <textarea> Used to create a text input control <button> Used to created an intractable button <select> Used to create a drop down list <option> … Continue reading

Previous IT Experience

Hello My name is Jeremy Orr and I am currently in my seventh semester at bond University where I am studying Computer Games with a major in IT. In the past I have had experience with HTML and CSS, although this was in my first semester, so I am having re-learn some of the aspects … Continue reading