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Elastic Image Slideshow with Thumbnail Preview

Elastic Image Slideshow with Thumbnail Preview
Today we want to show you how to create a simple elastic slideshow with a thumbnail preview. The slideshow will adjust automatically to its surrounding container and we can navigate through the slides by using the thumbnail previewer or the autoplay slideshow option. View demo Download source To make this slideshow responsive, we will use a mixture of JavaScript and CSS techniques. The fabulous photography used in the demo is by Bartek Lurka and it is licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. So, let’s do it! The Markup We will create two unordered lists, one for the main slider and one for the thumbnail navigation beneath the large image. The list for the thumbnail preview navigation will contain an absolute element (the first list element with the class ei-slider-element and the thumbnail list elements which consist of an anchor and an image (the thumbnail). Now, let’s add the style. The CSS First, we will define the style for the main wrapper. The JavaScript

» Media Queries in SVG images Cloud Four Blog “Wait? What was that Bruce Lawson just said?” That was my reaction last week as I listened to the audio from Bruce’s presentation at Responsive Day Out conference. What had Bruce said that blew my mind? It was the fact that you can embed media queries inside SVG images. Maybe this is common knowledge for everyone else, but I was stunned by the news. I recommend starting the video at the 3 minute 25 second mark. The really cool thing about the way media queries work inside SVG is that they react to the viewport of the image itself, not the viewport of the browser. Here is the source from one of the example images that Andreas uses: SVG images with media queries embedded in them seem perfect for the responsive images art direction use case. The examples that Andreas shows in the video can be found at: And I would be remiss if I didn’t also share his post from 2009(!) Finally, I highly recommend listening to all of the audio from Responsive Day Out.

Tiny Circleslider: A lightweight circular carousel for jQuery What is it? Tinycircleslider is a circular slider / carousel. That was built to provide webdevelopers with a cool but subtle alternative to all those standard carousels. Tiny Circleslider can blend in on any wepage. It was built using the javascript jQuery library. Features IOS and Android support. Need support or custom features? Anything is possible! Examples $(document).ready(function(){ $('#circleslider1').tinycircleslider();}); Note: There is no lightbox natively in tiny circleslider for this example fancybox was used. To get a better understanding of how it all comes together I made a (corny) styled example. Constructor Properties Methods Events Usage The image below displays how you calculate the radius of your circleslider.

Ultimate Guide To Setting Up Your First Online Shop E-commerce is the most popular business trend in our futuristic society, as most modern cities have Internet equipped and it’s such a simple process to send payments anywhere in the world via Internet connection. Along with these technologies have risen hundreds of thousands of new digital web stores which sell both physical and digital products to one global marketplace. (Image Source: Fotolia) Business means trade, and trade means transaction. For Internet buyer, what they really care about is probably the security, as there are overwhelming fraud issues happening all around the world nowadays. But hard doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to do it yourself. The Process of Building Before even considering to launch your website it is crucial to spend some time away from the computer and build your idea. (Image Source: Fotolia) These are all very important topics of discussion which you should consider deeply. Registering a Domain Spend a lot of time considering your domain before purchase.

Blog – Tutorials – Online Training Recently I’ve been using a really awesome framework called Bootstrap to put small websites together. In this article, I’m going to guide you through the basics of the Bootstrap installation process, and how the Bootstrap framework can be customized for a responsive web design. The end result of this tutorial will be a custom Bootstrap website (you can see the final website here). If you prefer to skip the basics and get right to the Bootstrap code, you can download the code directly from GitHub. Why Bootstrap? Bootstrap is a framework that provides an easy-to-use 12-column grid system for a 940 pixel wide container as well as a fluid layout grid that adjusts to the size of a browser. To put the benefit of using Bootstrap into perspective, consider how you go about building a website. Imagine how much quicker and easier your web build could be if you used Bootstrap to help you organize everything from designing site structure to defining site maps and building column structures. Base CSS

Making a Beautiful HTML5 Portfolio Martin Angelov In today’s tutorial we will be making a beautiful HTML5 portfolio powered by jQuery and the Quicksand plugin. You can use it to showcase your latest work and it is fully customizable, so potentially you could expand it to do much more. The HTML The first step is to write down the markup of a new HTML5 document. index.html <! In the body, there are a number of the new HTML5 elements. The #stage unordered list holds our portfolio items. You can put whatever you want in these li items and customize the portfolio further. Beautiful HTML5 Portfolio with jQuery The jQuery What the Quicksand plugin does, is compare two unordered lists of items, find the matching LIs inside them, and animate them to their new positions. First we need to listen for the ready event (the earliest point in the loading of the page where we can access the DOM), and loop through all the li items detecting the associated tags. script.js – Part 1 Each tag is added to the itemsByTags object as an array. Great!

Hacking Google Analytics: Ideas, Tips and Tricks By Claudiu Murariu Web analytics is a powerful tool made accessible to all of us through awesome free software such as Google Analytics. These tools are designed to satisfy the general needs of every kind of website out there. That’s why website analytics tools, in general, are very good at offering a fundamental overview of traffic data of a site, but not so good when it comes to answering specific questions. To get specific questions answered, sometimes you have to work around limitations of your current software. As a proof of concept, I’ll present three examples/ideas for gathering more information in conjunction with Google Analytics. The purpose of this article is to present some starting points for your further exploration. Example 1: Where Do Users Come From? Google Analytics (and other web analytics tools) does a great job of telling you the last web page the user clicked on that got him/her to your website. Here is how you could do it better: Below is a sample of such a script.

The Overflow Pattern The overflow pattern is a technique used in fluid web designs to expose more content as screen real estate becomes available. Typically seen in carousels and data tables, the overflow pattern allows content to remain compact for small screens while still capitalizing on additional screen real estate. The benefits are obvious. Exposing more content, especially for an e-commerce site like Amazon, means more chances for users to see something they’d like to buy. Also, a common complaint with regards to mobile-first responsive design is that large screen versions of mobile-first designs look stark and vacant. Considerations Make it obvious – Many users won’t know more content exists unless you provide explicit hints or controls. In the Wild Demos and Resources

Creating an iOS-like Home Screen with CoffeeScript Martin Angelov Today we are going to create an iOS-like home screen using CoffeeScript – a new JavaScript based language, and the jQuery library. CoffeScript has a clean syntax that lies somewhere in between Ruby and Python. If you haven’t used any of them, don’t worry – it is not required. However you will need to be familiar with JavaScript so you can better understand the concepts behind the language. We are also going to use the Touchable plugin, so we can listen for touch-based events. First, what is CoffeeScript? CoffeeScript is a neat programming language meant to enhance the good parts of JavaScript, while working around the not so good. CoffeeScript works in every browser out there, and is compatible with all your existing JavaScript code (including libraries like jQuery and plugins). iOS -like Home Screen with CoffeeScript The HTML Lets start with the HTML markup of our iOS-like home screen. index.html <! The #mask div shows only one screen at a time with overflow:hidden. The iOS Dock

20 Powerful And Useful jQuery Tutorials Of Year 2011 A few days ago we created an awesome post featuring some of the great jQuery Animation tutorials which was appreaciated by our visitors those are in the professions of designing and developing. This article clearly shows that how flash is getting out-dated and JavaScript frameworks are taking place when someone want to create animations. This article has also shown that jQuery is becoming favorite for many web developers and designers out there and using this JavaScript framework for creating stylish animations for websites, web apps, stylish effects and much more. Being one of the most advanced, powerful and lightweight JavaScript framework – we here at WebTabLab like jQuery very much and always love to showcase various compilations related to jQuery such as best jQuery plugins of May 2011, great jQuery plugins of July 2011 and recently jQuery animation tutorials. Don’t forget to subscribe to our RSS-feed and follow us on Twitter for recent updates. 1) Rotating Image Slider

Blogs - Internet blog - BBC TV Channel Homepages: Responsive Design Timeline Portfolio Timeline is a jQuery plugin specialized in showing a chronological series of events. You can embed all kinds of media including tweets, videos and maps, and associate them with a date. With some design tweaks, this will make it perfect for a portfolio in which you showcase your work and interests. The HTML Timeline comes with a light colored theme by default. First, let's look at the basic layout of the page: index.html <! In the head section, we have the plugin's stylesheet - timeline.css, and styles.css, which will hold our customizations. When we call the plugin, it will search for a div on your page with the ID of timeline. <div class="container main" id="timeline"><div class="feature slider" style="overflow-y: hidden;"><div class="slider-container-mask slider-container slider-item-container"><! As we will be modifying the CSS of the timeline, the fragment above will give you a better idea of the customizations. The jQuery The init method takes single argument - the data source. The CSS

12 High Quality Business Card Design Tutorials « Business Card Gallery – A business card is an important tool any designer, it is a platform for the designer to showcase their style and creativity on a piece of material that a client can take away with them. The business card design is an extension of your branding representing you and your company, you should invest your time and money in creating a unique and well crafted business card design and not opt for a cheap alternative. A well designed and executed business card reflects your design skill and attention to branding, a potential client will use this as an insight into who you are and what your brand represents. If you are new and just about to start designing your own business cards, check out these high quality business card design tutorials that will give you a great insight into the process behind the creating a print ready business card. Design a Print Ready Business Card for Designers How To Create a Sophisticated Business Card Design Create a Print Ready Business Card Design in Illustrator

Chris Butler on Responsive Design at UCDA Design Summit Last month I spoke at the UCDA Design Summit — called The Empowered Designer — in Asheville, NC. I did two sessions, both on responsive design. This is the first part, in which I focused on some of the high-level, strategic considerations behind responsive. What's below does omit some of the individual slides; if you want to see the original slide deck, I've put it up at (Oh, and in part 2, I got in to the nitty gritty. Introduction How many of you were making websites in the 90s? This shift comes at the urging of new software and hardware, again, just like many of the others. So that's why we're here. That's why I'm calling today's session Responsive Design at 10,000 Feet. I don't know why I just said that. Moving on. What we'll cover. What we won't cover? Incidentally, how many of you collaborate with developers to get your work done? Ok, good to know. And opinion, by the way, is the perfect segue to something I wanted to briefly mention before we dive in any further:

How to Use Brackets · adobe/brackets Wiki Getting Brackets Downloads Brackets here for Mac, Windows and Linux (Debian/Ubuntu). Brackets is built with HTML, CSS and JS, but currently runs as a desktop application in a thin native shell that can access your local files. Updates are released about once a month. The Basics Initially, Brackets opens a default "Getting Started" project. You can open a different folder in the file tree on the left using File > Open Folder. Unlike other editors that show open files in tabs, Brackets has a "Working Files" list, which is displayed above the file tree. Split View Initially Brackets will show just one editor in the main view but you can split the main view so that 2 editors can be shown in whichever orientation you prefer (vertical or horizontal). You can do this by selecting View > Horizontal Split or View > Vertical Split. Brackets will remember the view layout for each project so switching to another project will show the layout you had chosen when the project was closed. Extensions Themes