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HTML5 Essentials Resources

HTML5 Essentials Resources

Today HTML5 brings a lot of opportunities to web designers and web developers. The things that previously one could do only with the use of Javascript or Flash, now with HTML5 became more accessible. And for those who want to master their skills we’ve compiled some HTML5 specifications, references and tutorial articles that might be very handy both for beginners and professionals.

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  • August 2, 2011,
  • AndrewG

HTML5 Multimedia with Bruce Lawson

HTML5 Multimedia with Bruce Lawson

A much-hyped feature of HTML5 is native multimedia. In this session we’ll look at embedding multimedia into your pages, and how to make it work cross-browser and degrade gracefully in older browsers. Sound too good to be true? It’s not!

We’ll look at the pros and the cons of HTML5 multimedia and see how to write controls with JavaScript and CSS. We’ll also look at how HTML5 builds in support for subtitles and captions for multimedia accessibility. We’ll build up a working example, and look at what’s coming just around the corner in HTML.next – and you might pick up a Turkish dancing tip on the way.

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  • AndrewG

Cross-browser 2D-Transformations with Animation

Cross-browser 2D-Transformations with Animation

I’ve decided to make a review about an interesting plugin and at the same time give you some recommendations for its use. Plugin is called jQuery 2D Transformation Plugin.
This plug-in allows you to apply 2D transformations in all CSS3 capable browsers as well as Internet Explorer.

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Make Drop Down Menu in WordPress 3 (without using any plugins)

Make Drop Down Menu in WordPress 3 (without using any plugins)

WordPress 3 has a great system for making menus that works practicaly out of the box for single level menus. But what if you want to make multilevel menu, or a drop down menu? I will explain this and some other stuff in this video tutorial..

  • July 13, 2011,
  • AndrewG

Fifteen puzzle in LibCanvas

Fifteen puzzle in LibCanvas

In this topic I will tell you how to make this game quite undemanding to the processor and good looking with the help of LibCanvas.

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How you shouldn’t develop in Zend Framework

How you shouldn’t develop in Zend Framework

The following material will be useful for beginners in ZF-programming, as a kind of instructions on what you shouldn’t do in Zend Framework. Also, I’m going to tell you about some things that are not directly related to the framework, but they are the striking examples of ignorance of different developers.

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  • July 11, 2011,
  • dizballanze

Coding Icons with the Help of Pseudo-Elements and CSS Property Clip

Coding Icons with the Help of Pseudo-Elements and CSS Property Clip

A good way to code the icons located next to the titles, or as custom list markers is to create them with the help of pseudo-elements.

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  • July 9, 2011,
  • barba

Sprite animation in CSS3

Sprite animation in CSS3

Sprite animation – is one of those things that, for all its primitiveness is still working successfully and is being applied in computer graphics and games for more than a quarter century. Even 3D games have sprites – for example, billboard explosions. Sprite animation is used in many browser-and flash-games, because it is very simple and does not require high performance – all you need is to change the frames and that’s it! And with the advent of animation in CSS3 it has become possible to use sprites on your pages without javascript.

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  • July 7, 2011,
  • ertaquo

Timesaving Tools and Services for Web Developers

Timesaving Tools and Services for Web Developers

Web developers should always be abreast of the latest news. And to make their work easier and to help in saving their time a lot of talented web developers from all around the world always try to bring some new decisions and tools. To your attention, we would like to showcase some fresh timesaving tools among which you’ll find useful services, resources, generators and frameworks that you might find very interesting.

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  • July 5, 2011,
  • AndrewG

CSS3 Now! Animation, Transparency, and more (Part 2)

CSS3 Now! Animation, Transparency, and more (Part 2)

Continuing the series of articles CSS3 Now! (The first article is about CSS Transitions), I would like to talk about creating animation effects with CSS3 tools, and specifically – @ keyframe and animate. Also, in this article we will touch upon the properties of opacity and color model rgba (), cross-browser use of border-radius, box-shadow and gradients.

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  • July 2, 2011,
  • Arseny Zarechnev

HTML5 Placeholder stylization with the help of CSS

HTML5 Placeholder stylization with the help of CSS

HTML5 has a wonderful attribute – placeholder (text prompts for input elements)

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  • July 1, 2011,
  • ga4o

Creating CSS3 Navigation Menus: Fresh Tutorials, Techniques and Tools

Creating CSS3 Navigation Menus: Fresh Tutorials, Techniques and Tools

Navigation menu is the most essential thing on a web site that should be carefully chosen according to its design and necessities. Today, there are a lot of ways to create a nice looking and usable navigation menu, but we would like to share with you some tutorials on how to make it with the help of CSS3. We’ve searched around the web and picked out the most interesting examples of CSS3 navigation menu tutorials you might want to try yourself. Hope you’ll like them and use in your projects or may be just for the daily practices.

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  • June 30, 2011,
  • AndrewG

CSS3 Now! Transitions

CSS3 Now! Transitions

CSS3 and HTML5 are developing faster and faster, browsers begin to support more new features. In this regard, I would like to make a series of review articles about these new technologies. In this cycle, I would like to consider such CSS3 properties like transition, animate, opacity and rgba () model.

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  • June 26, 2011,
  • Arseny Zarechnev

JavaScript and jQuery: 50 New Tutorials

JavaScript and jQuery: 50 New Tutorials

jQuery is very handy for those designers who value their time and want to simplify their work. With jQuery it is a lot easier to navigate a document, to create animations, to handle events, and to develop Ajax applications. Moreover, it has cross-browser support and that fact makes it more attractive and wanted. Earlier we have posted a roundup of 50 jQuery Tutorials And Techniques and now we would like to present to your attention the freshest JavaScript and jQuery tutorials.

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Useful HTML5/CSS3 Snippets

Useful HTML5/CSS3 Snippets

Modern web designers can’t imagine their lives without HTML5 and CSS3 languages that we use for websites creation.Everyone knows that at this point there is a cross-browser problem, but despite that web developers actively use various frameworks and snippets to put all their ideas for the future sites into reality. Below, we’ve gathered some HTML5\CSS3 snippets that might be useful for both beginners and professionals who work in this sphere.

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  • June 18, 2011,
  • AndrewG