Sporting a Masters in Information Technology and a lifetime of experience on the Web of Hard Knocks, Earle Castledine (aka Mr Speaker) holds an interest in everything computery. Raised in the wild by various 8-bit home computers, he settled in the Internet during the mid-nineties and has been living and working there ever since. As co-creator of the client-side opus TurnTubelist, as well as countless web-based experiments, Earle recognizes the Internet not as a lubricant for social change but as a vehicle for unleashing frivolous ECMAScript gadgets and interesting time-wasting technologies.

Earle's articles

  1. The Total Newbie’s Guide to jQuery, Part II: Progressive Enhancement and the DOM

    In Part I, Earle showed us some jQuery basics: how to select the elements on the page we’d like to play with, and how to manipulate their CSS properties. In this second lesson, we’ll move onto manipulating the DOM itself: hiding, revealing, adding, removing, and modifying elements. We’ll also touch on the theory of progressive enhancement and the basics of animation in jQuery.

  2. The Total Newbie’s Guide to jQuery: Select Elements and Manipulate CSS with jQuery

    So you’ve mastered HTML and CSS, but now you want to take your site to the next level. You need to add some fancy user interface enhancements, but the thought of learning a full-blown programming language like JavaScript gives you the heebie-jeebies. Enter jQuery. In this article, taken from the new SitePoint book jQuery: Novice to Ninja, Earle shows us the ropes in the form of jQuery’s most elemental features: its selector engine and its CSS manipulation methods.