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The top 20 CSS sites of 2012. Net magazine is the number one choice for the professional web designer and developer.

The top 20 CSS sites of 2012

It's here that you find out about the latest new web trends, technologies and techniques – all in one handy package. Each issue boasts a wealth of expert tips and advice, including in-depth features and over 30 pages of advanced front and backend tutorials on subjects as diverse as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, and plenty more. net compiles the hottest new sites from around the web, and being the voice of web design, our mission is to source the best articles written by the best people in the industry and feature interviews and opinions crammed with inspiration and creative advice. In short, If you're serious about web design and development, then net is the magazine for you. Editorial Oliver Lindberg, editor, oliver.lindberg@futurenet.com Ruth Hamilton, production editor, ruth.hamilton@futurenet.com Mike Brennan, art editor, mike.brennan@futurenet.com Advertising. Web Advent 2012 / Dealing with Email Image Blocking. You probably get a lot of email and even more newsletters.

Web Advent 2012 / Dealing with Email Image Blocking

My HTML email newsletters are all mixed in with my plain-text emails, and when I’m going through my inbox, it’s a quick and efficient process. I want to be able to get the point of each email quickly. HTML_CodeSniffer – Check Any HTML With The Given Web Standard. HTML_CodeSniffer is a bookmarklet to check if a web page validates for the selected standard.

HTML_CodeSniffer – Check Any HTML With The Given Web Standard

The bookmarklet is open source, has a slick interface and currently comes with a set of 3 standards that enforce the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. StackSlider: A Fun 3D Image Slider. An experimental image slider that flips through images in 3D.

StackSlider: A Fun 3D Image Slider

Two stacks resemble image piles where images will be lifted off from and rotated to the center for viewing. View demo Download source. The easiest way to create your CSS sprites - SpritePad. .htaccess Files for the Rest of Us. .htaccess files are used to configure Apache, as well a range of other web servers.

.htaccess Files for the Rest of Us

Despite the .htaccess file type extension, they are simply text files that can be edited using any text-editor. Workshop / Chrome Experiments. CSS Buttons with Pseudo-elements. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create buttons with a twist, using just one anchor tag per button and the great power of CSS.

CSS Buttons with Pseudo-elements

View demo Download source Hola, amigos. For the last month or so, I’ve been experimenting with the power of CSS pseudo-elements, specially when it comes to mixing them with buttons and that way recreating some great effects that were only possible to do with sprites, in the past. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create buttons with a twist, using just one anchor tag per button and the great power of CSS. The font used is ‘Open Sans’ by Steve Matteson. Disclaimer:I’ll not be using CSS vendor prefixes in this tutorial or else it would be crazy long, but you will find them in the downloadable files. I avoided CSS transitions since, right now, Firefox is the only browser that supports them on pseudo-elements. Markup. Design - Welcome. HTML EMAIL BOILERPLATE v 0.5 updated 11/5. The first commented line is your dabblet’s title ✿ dabblet.com.

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Expanding Text Areas Made Elegant. An expanding text area is a multi-line text input field that expands in height to fit its contents.

Expanding Text Areas Made Elegant

This UI element is commonly found in both desktop and mobile applications, such as the SMS composition field on the iPhone. Examples can also be found on the web, including on Facebook, where it’s used extensively. It’s a good choice wherever you don’t know how much text the user will write and you want to keep the layout compact; as such, it’s especially useful on interfaces targeted at smartphones.

Issue № 338 Despite the ubiquity of this control, there’s no way to create it using only HTML and CSS.

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One API - All social providers. ZUI Site Riot. Tutorial info Knowledge needed: CSS, Intermediate JavaScript Requires: text editor, browser that supports CSS3 transforms Project time: 4 hours With CSS3 transforms now supported in most major browsers, we have the delightful opportunity to experiment creating innovative layouts and interfaces.

ZUI Site Riot

Heroku Breaks Through with Facebook Cloud Integration. Following hot on the heels of its recent announcement that it would add support for Java to the support already given to apps written in Ruby, Node.js and Clojure, Platform-as-a-service provider Heroku this morning announced a breakthrough partnership with Facebook that effectively allows anyone with a Heroku account to become an adept, cloud-based Facebook app developer.

Heroku Breaks Through with Facebook Cloud Integration

To give SitePoint readers a head start, we’ve obtained permission to publish the following tutorial, drawing on functionality in Facebook that is only available from today. Let me hand you over to Adam Wiggins of Heroku. Getting Started with Your Facebook App on Heroku This guide is for Facebook developers who are creating apps on Heroku via the Facebook Cloud Services integration. It assumes no previous knowledge of Heroku. This article will walk through every part of the process: creating an app and a Heroku account, setting up local development tools, and deploying changes to your Facebook app. Create an App. Android Interaction Design Patterns. CSS Selectors and Pseudo Selectors and browser support. This page has not been updated for some time and some of the browser versions are obsolete - I'm working on a better format for the page, so check back every now and then :) The following is a range of CSS tests of the most common browsers' support for selectors and pseudo selectors.

CSS Selectors and Pseudo Selectors and browser support

The tests includes basic stuff from the good old days of CSS1 and funky stuff from the future (CSS3). The internet is our social network. Webpop - The Cloud CMS for Designers. Leaflet - a modern, lightweight JavaScript library for interactive maps by CloudMade. Skeleton: Beautiful Boilerplate for Responsive, Mobile-Friendly Development. Sliding Letters with jQuery. HTML Code Generator for jQuery Mobile Framework. HTML5 Front End Development Framework. Font sizing with rem. Holmes.css - CSS Markup Detective.

What does it do? The holmes.css file will display either an error (red outline), a warning (yellow outline), or a deprecated style (dark grey outline) for flags such as: Missing required attributes on tags, such as name attributes on inputs (lots of these) Potentially improvable markup, such as links with href="#" Deprecated and Non-W3C Elements - see W3C.org's article on obselete tags Non-W3C Attributes - as above, just the most important ones since there are MANY Thanks to Anthony Mann, holmes now displays an informative error message when you hover over the element.

Support for :after/::after on images is non-existent however in most browsers. Javascript. Trigger Javascript on CSS3 media query change. CSS3. Mrdoob/three.js - GitHub. cQuery - Content Query Engine.

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Placehold.it - Quick and simple image placeholders. Lorempixum - placeholder images for every case. CSS Pivot. Sencha. HTML5. Git Immersion - Brought to you by EdgeCase. Browserling - interactive cross-browser testing in your browser.

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