Fullscreen Background Image Slideshow with CSS3 Happy new year, everybody! Today we will create a CSS-only fullscreen background image slideshow. We'll create different image transitions and also make a title appear using CSS animations. View demo Download source Happy new year, everybody! The images are by Mark Sebastian and they are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic License. Note that this will only work in browsers supporting CSS animations. This tutorial is a part of our latest CSS3 experiments; you can find more of those here: The Markup We’ll use an unordered list for the slideshow and we’ll add a span for each image and a division with a heading: <ul class="cb-slideshow"><li><span>Image 01</span><div><h3>re·lax·a·tion</h3></div></li><li></li><li></li></ul> The spans are going to be the elements that will have the background images of the slideshow. The CSS Let’s style the unordered list first. The animation for each span will last 36 seconds and run an inifinite number of times. Demos
» 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.
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
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
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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 SpeakerDeck.com. (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: