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Large Website Backgrounds Do’s and Don’ts Large backgrounds make a very impressive visual impact on websites. A web designer has the possibility to play with different design variables that are usually used by photographers, such as depth of field or focus. The background does not have to be just photos, but also any other large illustration or even video. In this article you will learn about the different large background styles and how to use them. You will also find out about the impact that large backgrounds has on bandwidth and site performance in general. Finally you will learn how to properly implement large backgrounds. Large Background Styles Essentially there are many different styles, but the most commonly used styles on websites are: * Photographs as backgrounds * Graphics and illustrations as backgrounds * Animations as backgrounds Common Mistakes Using Large Backgrounds One of the most common problems with large backgrounds is that they have to conform to many different screen resolutions. Sample GIF, image size: 3,3KB
blockquote (HTML element) Description The blockquote element is a mechanism for marking up a block of text quoted from a person or another document or source. It may be just a few lines, or it may contain several paragraphs (which you’d mark up using nested p elements). The W3C recommendation states that web page authors should not type quotation marks in the text when they’re using blockquote—we can leave it to the style sheets to take care of this element of presentation (just as it should be when the q element is used for short, inline quotations). By default, most browsers’ basic built-in style sheets render blockquote content with left and right indentations, as shown in Figure 1. Note that XHTML allows the blockquote element to contain only other block-level elements (script element is also allowed). Figure 1. Example The example below is a quote from an as yet unidentified source who despairs about the stupidity of stock photography: Use This For … Compatibility
Priest says he was bullied into taking fall for Pope in abuse scandal Protected - Pope XVI. Photo: DPA Published: 18 Apr 2010 10:18 GMT+02:00Updated: 18 Apr 2010 10:18 GMT+02:00 The church official who initially said it was his fault that a paedophile priest was given succour in Pope Benedict XVI’s former diocese has broken ranks, alleging he was bullied into taking responsibility to protect the pontiff. Gerhard Gruber was Joseph Ratzinger’s general vicar in Munich during the 1980s, when Ratzinger, now Pope, was Archbishop. Ratzinger chaired the meeting which decided to offer paedophile priest Peter H., a safe haven in Munich. Gruber’s friends have told Der Spiegel news magazine that when the story came to light last month, he was under immense pressure to take responsibility for the decision in order to shield the Pope from accusations of having helped a paedophile. The magazine wrote that he was urgently "requested" to take full responsibility in order to take the Pope "out of the firing line."
List of Really Useful Tools for CSS Developers Regardless of size and scope of your project, CSS development process can take quite a lot of time. Even if you are an experienced CSS developer; having good set of tools at your disposal can drastically improve your productivity. W3Avenue has compiled a list of really useful CSS tools that will help you increase both your productivity and knowledge. We have categorized these tools under various categories to help you easily find the right tools for your needs. Layouts CSS Layout Generator This generator will create a fluid or fixed width floated column layout, with up to 3 columns and with header and footer. CSS Frameworks Boks Boks is an Visual Editor for Blueprint CSS Framework; It allows you visually setup a grid and baseline rhythm, build and fill your layout and export all this to HTML and CSS. Fonts Typetester The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Colors Sprites Forms UI Components Text Wrappers Analysis & Debugging Convertors Maintenance
The Ultimate Guide To Getting Nowhere In Life The best way to never getting anything done is to limit your finances and your options in such a way that you are a slave to the situation you put yourself in. 1) Get an easy 9 to 5 job First ensure that overtime is not paid and there are no stock options. It’s best if you learn absolutely nothing new at all at this job or if learning something is part of your job it’s best if it is non-transferable skills. 2) Live from pay cheque to pay cheque If you lived a little below your means you could afford to put some money aside. 3) Don’t Have any “Hell-Yeah Money” Hell-yeah money is a financial cushion that saves you from borrowing at the bank when your car breaks down. It’s best if you do not strive to get such a fund for yourself. 4) Live Vicariously From Your Couch That’s what TV was created for. If you do the opposite of this guide you are in grave danger of having options.
Great Tools, Resources and Guides for HTML5 and CSS3 It is very important for web designers to update and upgrade their website from time to time to boost the effectiveness of their site and most especially to protect their business from destructive attacks done by hackers. With the development of HTML5 and CSS3 technologies, web designers and web developers are now able to improve their websites effectively and easily as these tools bring many new syntactical features. HTML5 is a better version of HTML4 that is helpful in building websites. It includes features like separate background threads to do processing, video implantation without separate plug-in or codec, canvas element to present graphics and images on the fly, can have applications to access email offline, etc. CSS3 is the latest style sheet format used for adding style to web pages in different markup languages. Here is our list of Great Tools, Resources and Guides for HTML5 and CSS3 that can help you master the new features of these new technologies. font_dragr Modernizr
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How To Create 3D Text using CSS3 I am very happy to see, CSS3 finally eliminates the use of Photoshop in terms of giving text shadows. I was just trying my hands on text shadows in CSS3 and thought of creating 3D text by giving multiple shadows and got something wonderful. Earlier Text Shadows were announced since the beginning of CSS2 however, the only browser that was supporting this functionality was Safari. If you talk about today’s condition, almost all the browsers except Internet Explorer are running Text Shadows successfully. I agree that we would not be able to use these shadows for clients for next few years because of cross browser compatibility however these features can help you push the boundaries of modern Web Technology today. We do have certain jQuery plug-ins available like IE CSS Shadow that can create shadowed text completely compatible with Internet Explorer. Let’s learn how we create 3D text using CSS3. HTML code written below will land up in between the body tag. Let’s Download and Tweak with it.
31 Free Clean Icon Sets For Minimal Web Design | Graphic and Web Design Blog All clever things are usually very simple. Sometimes you just want to stay with the old valuables and keep it subtle. These icons will look great with clean and minimal web designs and also notice since almost all of them are monochromatic you can put different colors, create your own letterpress and different effects without spending time to create your own actual icon. I think minimal and letterpress effects currently are very popular in webdesigns and many designers will find this collection useful and worth bookmarking! Note: We just created new icon set collection, edition 2012, check it out here, 25 more icon sets! 1. Editable PSD file with Illustrator vectors. 2. Free icon set from 16×16 GIF. 2.1. 3. 108 gray 32×32 PNG icons. 4. Iconic is a minimal set of icons consisting of 114 marks in raster and vector formats. 5 different sizes up to 32×32, nice flexibility. 5. 6. 100+ icons in various resolution up to 128×128. 7. 8. 9 GIF icon sets. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
70 Must-Have CSS3 and HTML5 Tutorials and Resources CSS3 and HTML 5 are capable of revolutionizing the way we design websites. Both include so many new features and functions that it can be hard to wrap your head around them at times. The inclusion of native support for things like rounded corners and multi-column layouts are just the tip of the ice berg. Below are seventy resources, tutorials, and articles to get you started with CSS3 and HTML 5. Many of the techniques discussed are already supported to some extent in some some modern web browsers (Safari and Firefox have the most extensive support), so you can get started right away. CSS3 Tutorials and Resources Get Started with CSS 3 – A basic guide to using CSS3. Cascading Style Sheets Current Work – Details the progress the W3C is making on the CSS3 standard. Border-image: Using Images for Your Border – A guide to the new CSS3 function for adding image borders. Overview of CSS3 Structural Pseudo-Classes – A handy reference chart of structural pseudo-classes in CSS3. HTML 5 Resources