Today we are here to discuss, learn and share a few regular expressions used by many programmers across different programming platforms. The beauty of using these regular expressions is the freedom to use them with any programming language, provided, it involves strings interpolation, be it web applications or stand-alone applications. Moreover, once you have a good understanding of these regular expressions, you can modify them according to your needs and requirements.
As you already know that I’ve been working on improving the performance of my website and I needed a simple solution to create light-box effect for Live-Chat on this website. I could have used one of the available jQuery plug-ins out there however, the idea was to optimize the code with minimal use of heavy third-party scripts and CSS.
“One sometimes finds what one is not looking for.”
This quote by Alexander Fleming explains all what I am going to share with you today. I am pretty sure that you are aware of Google Search Suggest and Yahoo Search Assist feature. This feature helps you effortlessly find exactly what you’re looking for and no doubt, it lists a few suggestions to keep the user looking for more and more.
Recently, while browsing I landed on a page on StackOverflow.com where people were discussing about how I implemented this loading bar on CSSJockey.com. I could sense a lot of confusion in the discussion so thought I would take the mystery out as I love to share best practices. Here’s how you can create a loading bar in few steps..