Posts about the client side scripting language JavaScript.

Local And Global Variables In JavaScript

Sunday, March 18, 2012 - 14:18

I have seen a lot of this sort of thing, so though I would put together a quick lesson in JavaScript variable scope. There are some important differences between local and global variables in JavaScript that will cause grey hairs if you don't know what's going on.


Change Text Of Submit Button When Clicked

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 16:11

Changing the text of a submit button when clicked can be useful if you are writing an AJAX application or you know that there will be some sort of delay. Providing the user with some form of feedback is a useful way of letting them know they they have done something.

First, we need a form to work with, so I built a quick one here. Notice that the submit button has an onclick action associated with it, this will be used later to enable us to alter the text of the button.


JavaScript Text Length Tool

Friday, September 4, 2009 - 16:30

I quite often find myself needing to know how long a string is, especially when testing form validation or when trying to write a page description. I therefore like to have this little tool to help me by simply counting the number of characters in a given string.

Use the JavaScript text length tool here.


JavaScript Confirm Action Dialog

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 - 20:34

If you want to create a link that performs an action that can't be rolled back then you might want to stop the user from clicking that link unless they really want to. The best way to do this is to intercept the link with a confirm() command.

The first way to do this (and especially useful if you want to ad other functionality) is to use the following function.


Prevent People Messing Up Your Goolge Analytics

Monday, August 3, 2009 - 17:02

After running coding sites for a couple years there is one little problem that really annoys me, so when I set up #! code I resolved to fix it. The issue arises when you use some JavaScript based analytics software that allows multiple domains to be used, like Google Analytics. There is nothing wrong with analytics software that allows this, and it is potentially useful for tracking all manner of things. However, some web masters might not be that good at running sites and will lift code from your site (analytics and all) in order to implement a single widget on their site.


JavaScript Round To The Nearest 5

Saturday, April 11, 2009 - 22:50

I have already talked about a JavaScript function that rounds To the nearest number, but this was only useful if the number needed to be to the nearest 10 (or factor of). The following function is similar, but will round the number to the nearest 5 or 10, depending which is closer.