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As introduced/coined by Ethan Marcotte in both his article " Responsive Web Design " as well as his best-selling book , one needs three elements to make a site responsive: A flexible/fluid grid Responsive images Media queries There are plenty of other great articles that cover motives , concepts , and techniques regarding responsive web design, so we'll keep the focus of this article on some top tools that will help you become responsibly responsive.
Fighting the Space Between Inline Block Elements Published by Chris Coyier I've seen this come up a couple of times lately on Twitter and then an interesting Dabblet so I figured it would be an important thing to document. Here's the deal: a series of inline-block elements formatted like you normally format HTML will have spaces in between them. In other words:
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Magic 3D Photoshop Action Published in Free Resources , Tools Today we have a free Photoshop Action for easily creating 3D effects. The action was created by Damian Watracz for the readers of the Vandelay Design blog. With the help of the action you can easily give 3D effects to layers, vector shapes, and text.
Slicebox is a jQuery 3D image slider plugin that makes use of CSS 3D Transforms and provides a graceful fallback for older browsers that don't support the new properties. View demo Download source With the CSS 3D Transforms we can create some neat effects by transforming elements in three-dimensional space. Slicebox makes use of the 3D transforms properties and allows different kind of effects. The main idea is to create three-dimensional image slices that will rotate and reveal the next image as another side of the 3D object. In case the browser does not support 3D transforms, a simple slider will be used as fallback. Slicebox - A fresh 3D image slider with graceful fallback
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Custom Scrollbars in WebKit Published by Chris Coyier Way back in the day, you could customize scrollbars in IE (5.5) with non-standard CSS properties like scrollbar-base-color which you would use on the element that scrolls (like the <body> ) and do totally rad things . IE dropped that.
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Today we want to share our first set of easy-to-implement buttons called ‘Mega Web Buttons Pack’. In this set you will find 42 buttons which you can use easily on your website. We are using the WooFunction icon set released under the GNU General Public License. Our first step is to add ... Mega Web Buttons Pack #1
Drop-shadows are easy enough to create using pseudo-elements. It’s a nice and robust way to progressively enhance a design. This post is a summary of the technique and some of the possible appearances. Demo: CSS drop-shadows without images
The Top 8 Placeholder Services for Web Designers In the last year, there’s been a wave of helpful placeholder services. What’s a placeholder? Well, when you’re working on a new website, isn’t it a waste of time to use stock images, cropped to the right dimensions? A placeholder service allows you to automatically use a random image at the desired dimensions with minimal effort.
Circular Discography Template with jQuery Today we want to share a simple website template with you. The template will show some discography or music albums in a rounded fashion, rotating the albums when clicking on next or previous. When clicking on an album, we will open the album details view which contains a music player (jPlayer) and ... View demo Download source
The Perfect Fanpage Profile Picture (+ FREE PSD) - WP4FB [message_box type="note" icon="yes" close="Hide"]When this post was post was published, WP4FB was only a simple WordPress theme that is not comparable to the current WP4FB WordPress plugin. The current plugin is a completely new product with many new features. Therefore, this post may be outdated.[/message_box]I don’t have to tell you how extremely powerful Facebook Fan Pages can be.
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The Cicada Principle and Why It Matters to Web Designers » HTML & CSS, Layout » Design Festival UPDATE: Check out the Cicada Project to see where our community has taken this idea! I’m going to start off on a seemingly wild tangent today, but stick with me — I do have a purpose. A few years ago, I read some interesting stuff on periodical cicadas . We generally don’t see a lot of these little guys as they spend the vast majority of their lives quietly tunnelling away underground and munching on tree roots.
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Glowform :: Image-less CSS3 Glowing Form Implementation Recommended browsers: Safari, Chrome Alternate animation: Firefox 4 CSS3 (image-less) Glowing Login Form (inspired by Dragon Labs). Webkit browsers recommended. Use Firefox 4 to see the fallback animation. * Disclaimer: This is meant as a CSS3 tech demo, not a best practices tutorial.
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