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An Introduction to HTML5 Application Building Features

July 30, 2012 at 4:21 pm By

HTML5 is a pretty huge undertaking to learn. So much is being added to the web that has been sorely required by web developers for a long time. Since the specification is so big, many features can easily be missed or thrown to the side by the community at large. Web Notifications Desktop and mobile applications have had notifications for…

Creating a 3D Rotating Menu with CSS3

July 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm By

Today we’re going to be making this pretty cool rotating box effect menu. It will degrade in browsers which do not support 3D transforms to just a regular menu and will therefore work in the latest stable releases of all major browsers and the developers release of chrome. 3D Transforms To accomplish this effect we need to create a 3D…

Slide-in Backgrounds with jQuery!

July 16, 2012 at 9:28 pm By

I decided to spend yesterday attempting to create this slide in background effect. Through frustration and a bit of effort I managed to accomplish it! In this tutorial I’ll give you a quick run down of how to go about creating this slide in effect. What we Want There are a few things we want to accomplish. The code I…

Round Up #2 June 2012 Edition

July 2, 2012 at 4:38 pm By

At the start of every month we bring you the best articles of the previous month, relating to everything web design, just in case you missed anything. This edition is for June 2012

Creating Custom Form Checkboxes and Radio Buttons with Just CSS!

June 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm By

In CSS we have many ways to style things in any way we want. When it gets to forms though, things get a little complicated. Text inputs are easy, but checkboxes and radio buttons are very difficult to style with CSS. In this tutorial I’ll show you exactly how to style these inputs and make awesome forms with just CSS!

Changing Border Width Without Moving Element

June 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm By

This is just a quick little tip I’ve came across that might be useful to you! Ever want to change the border of an item when you hover or click on it, but have to resort to position: relative;? Well do not fret, because there is a much simpler way to accomplish what you want! You can use a transparent…

Making Awesome, Animated CSS3 Loading Bars with SVG Backgrounds

June 14, 2012 at 5:31 pm By

In recent times the web has gone crazy for imageless design, so I thought it would be cool to make an animated loading bar using SVG images, instead of the normal CSS block elements as shapes. Read on to learn more! The idea behind this tutorial is we’re going to make a nice little loading bar using CSS, and then…

CSS3 Filters: Altering HTML and Images with just CSS

June 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm By

CSS3 Filters are a quite interesting offshoot from SVG, allowing you to modify HTML elements and images with blurs, brightness and a lot more. In this quick tutorial we’ll go over exactly how they’re going to work. How it Works Using just CSS we can accomplish some pretty complicated effects. These should be applicable to both images and HTML elements,…

Round Up #1 May 2012 Edition

June 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm By

At the start of every month we bring you the best articles of the previous month, relating to everything web design, just in case you missed anything. This edition is for May 2012. 3D CSS Earth Using just CSS3 layers and animations, @EdanKwan shows us how to make this lovely rotating earth effect Illuminated.js This plugin allows you to add…

The CSS3 Flex Box Specification

May 22, 2012 at 5:07 pm By

With a lot of talk recently over at Mozilla about supporting the Flexbox specification in the near future (in its current iteration anyway), I thought it would be good to cover exactly what the CSS3 Flexible Box Specification can do, and how it’s really going to simplify layout design, as well as changing forever how we do it.