Back in March 2011 we reported that Think Vitamin were offering free access to their entire CSS3 Video Training Course for 24 hours only. I’m pleased to announce that this week I received an email from Alan Johnson at Think Vitamin letting me know that once again they’ve decided to offer free access to the entire CSS3 Video Training Course, minus the Master Class project – which is only available to paid members. However, this time there is no 24 hour time limit, with the videos being available for ‘the foreseeable future’ – however long that may prove to be. The collection includes over 50 videos, totalling over four hours of tutorials, ranging from CSS3 basics such as border-radius, box-shadow and CSS3 gradients, to more complex subjects including CSS3 selectors, transitions, animations and transforms. So, if you missed them the first time around, or struggled to watch all 51 videos in 24 hours, here they are again. Free CSS3 Video Tutorials from Think Vitamin (Again)
Web Browser News and Reviews Google Now Comes To Your PC Bring it on. What has been suspected for quite some time now has just became a reality. If you download the latest Canary build of Google Chrome and enable the “chrome://flags/#enable-google-now” flag, then you are up for a nice surprise. Once turned on, Google Now integrates itself into the Chrome’s notification center and will pull information related to events, weather, travel, etc.
In this tutorial, we are going to build a blog page using next-generation techniques from HTML 5 and CSS 3. The tutorial aims to demonstrate how we will be building websites when the specifications are finalized and the browser vendors have implemented them. If you already know HTML and CSS, it should be easy to follow along. HTML 5 is the next major version of HTML. It introduces a bunch of new elements that will make our pages more semantic.
HTTPS Everywhere is produced as a collaboration between The Tor Project and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site. The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes these problems by using a clever technology to rewrite requests to these sites to HTTPS.
While browser-based operating systems haven't taken over the world, 2011 has been a pretty good year for Web developers. It's an exciting time to be working in Web development, and there's never been a better crop of tools to work with. Web standards are eclipsing proprietary toolkits, and the development community is creating its own set of open source tools to work with. Here's a look at some of the best we've seen in 2011. Top Web Developer Tools of 2011