Evaluating Leaflet JS as alternative of Google Maps

I am using Google Maps at work. Their map API is robust. To play with maps and to do interesting thing. But there are some issues that one can have with Google Maps. Majority of people might be not facing them. Why I am thinking alternatives to Google Map is because they are not free on HTTPs. You have to purchase their licence. And I also have a concern on the load time of Google Map JS file.

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A reference to HTML5 tags

New tags added in HTML 5

Layout tags

<article> Defines an article
<aside> Defines contents aside from the page content
<embed> Defines external interactive content or plugin
<figcaption> Defines the caption of a figure element
<figure> Defines a group of media content, and their caption
<footer> Defines a footer for a section or page
<header> Defines a header for a section or page
<nav> Defines navigation links
<section> Defines a section
<wbr> Defines a possible line-break

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jQuery datepicker for date of birth

Just configured a JQuery datepicker for taking date of birth input. It will show you 100 years to current date. You can’t select date beyond the yesterday date (present date is excluded). You can configure it more according to your needs. But if you just want a simple datepicker, it will work for you.

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An ultimate HTML5 cheatsheet you must have

Like a lot of other web developers, I am also going to start learning HTML5. It’s time to get maximum benefit of HTML5 based browsers for our websites. Here I want to share a very useful cheatsheet on HTML5. It must be in your archive. If you are learning it.

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Div based UIs. Heaven or Hell for a developer?

At my work I have a large application that has all web pages in table based layout. The use of Div is just limited to hide and show some content area on web page. Same is the case with CSS. Using them for styling fonts and some formatting for tables. Like every developer (not designer) I am very comfortable in developing UIs by using tables. But quite impressed with Div based layouts, as its a fashion thing for web pages. I see how gracefully div is helping to manage contents instead of tr and tds. Whenever I visit some site that has some good layout. I hit the view source of that page to see whether the designer/developer has used tables. And almost all of time I find myself alone loving tables. And I know the cost to manage a big web page all developed in table. What happen if some td missed. And I need to do the debugging by enabling the border of tables. Ehh.

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