Tilt-shift technique is usually achieved with the help of special lenses. For those, who might not be acquainted with this effect – Tilt–shift photography consists in the use of camera movements on small- and medium-format cameras, and sometimes specifically refers to the use of tilt for selective focus, often for simulating a miniature scene. In more simple words it is an effect that helps to create the illusion of turning normal sized objects or scenes into miniature-like. Besides photography, this technique is also used to create a very interesting effect in video. To your pleasure we would like to showcase a great and Amazing Collection of Tilt-Shift Photography and Video.
Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – fightforthefuture.org/pipa
PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”
The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.
Modern CSS is amazing, but even more wonderful stuff is in the pipeline and currently being experimented with in browsers. Tab Atkins will explain the soon-to-be-new hotness in simple terms and show how it will drastically change the way you write web pages for the better.
With all the whizzbangs of canvas and multimedia, the Ooh!s of the History API and the Aah!s of Appcache, the 30 new elements in HTML5 are often overlooked by developers coming to terms with what’s new in the HTML Hood.
But semantics aren’t the boring old comfortable cardigan in your developer wardrobe – they’re the studded leather codpiece around which the rest of your Mighty HTML Warrior’s armour is built.
We’ll look at how the new HTML elements came about, note problems with their current specifications, then wonder whether those problems are actually features rather than bugs. We’ll also consider the WHATWG’s penchant for “teleological semantics” and, back in cardigan mode, propose a middle ground.
There will be no Turkish dancing videos.
Slides and transcript available on fronteers.nl/congres/2011/sessions/html5-semantics-bruce-lawson
Great presentation by Lea Verou about some things in CSS3 you may not have known about. You will learn something here guaranteed.
For Mercury’s 65th birthday, Google dedicated their Google Doodle to him. It included an animation set to the chorus of “Don’t Stop Me Now”.
Today we are going to cope with the task of creating your own video player on HTML5 Video. Let me remind you that the video-element by itself already provides the necessary set of controls for playback controlling.
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!
Google Plus is Google’s new social network. But why start a Google Plus account when you already have a Facebook account? Well, Facebook was developed on the premise that everyone is your “friend” which isn’t how your social circles work in real life. Google plus is built so that you can intuitively break up all your connections into “circles” and treat each circle separately. (Facebook allows you to do some of the same things but the privacy settings are confusing and constantly changing.)
Google Plus has a lot of slick features, but the biggest reason to open a Google Plus account is that if you use a lot of Google products you will inevitably get one some day.
Created by JESS3: The State of Wikipedia not only explores the rich history and inner-workings of the web-based encyclopedia, but it’s also a celebration of its 10th anniversary. With more than 17 million articles in over 270 languages, Wikipedia has undoubtedly become one of the most visited and relied upon sites on the web today.
The fourth video in our the “State of” series, JESS3 is proud to release The State of Wikipedia as our first video of 2011. And, as if it weren’t good enough, the video features none other than one of the co-founders himself, Jimmy Wales, as the narrator.
Nice tutorial on creating css3 animation menu like on this site http://blog.syncode.co.uk/
Presentation video for the SXSW “Excellence in Title Design” competition screening.
Editor: Ian Albinson (artofthetitle.com)
Fairest of them all (#)