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The top 20 CSS sites of 2012. 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. When I open an HTML email and see rows of blank outlined boxes, I immediately think, “this isn’t relevant or necessary to me; moving on.” I very rarely decide to turn the images on. One alarming statistic found that 30% of recipients are unaware that images are even disabled in the first place! Email clients disable embedded images to protect you from spam. Style the image’s alt text Many email designers are hip to adding an alt attribute to all important images, ensuring that — at the very least — text will show up when the image does not.

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. It displays the errors, warnings + notices and their details can still be viewed within the bookmarklet. The standards and their rules are hosted in the GitHub repository, so, once a new standard or rule is added by the developer, the bookmarklet will auto-update. 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 StackSlider is a highly experimental jQuery image slider plugin that explores a different and fun viewing concept for thumbnails, utilizing CSS 3D transforms and perspective. .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. Unfortunately, either your web browser or your graphics card doesn't support WebGL.

Workshop / Chrome Experiments

We recommend you try it again with Google Chrome. 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. Design - Welcome. HTML EMAIL BOILERPLATE v 0.5 updated 11/5.

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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 Forman .env. 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. What if social networks were more like email? What if they were all inter-connected, and you could choose which software (and even which provider) to use based purely on what they offered you? Now they are! Friendica is bringing them all together. 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. Determining a unit of measurement to size our text can be a topic of heated debate, even in this day and age. Unfortunately, there are still various pros and cons that make the various techniques less desirable.

It's just a matter of which less-desirable is most desirable. There are two main techniques that are extolled: Size with pxSize with em Let's review these two approaches before I reveal the magical third. Sizing with px In the early days of the web, we used pixels to size our text. Holmes.css - CSS Markup Detective. Javascript. Trigger Javascript on CSS3 media query change. CSS3. Mrdoob/three.js - GitHub. cQuery - Content Query Engine.

WordPress - 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. 30 Developers you MUST Subscribe to as a JavaScript Junkie.

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