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Awesome CSS3 generators to simplify front end development

Awesome CSS3 generators to simplify front end development
CSS3 Generator This generator is definitely one of my favorites, as it allow you to generate more than 10 different CSS3 effects, such as border radius, text shadows, transitions, and more. Visit CSS Gradient generator CSS gradients are cool, but it’s also a bit tricky to remind all the possibilities. CSS button generator In my opinion, this is the most advanced CSS3 button generator available on the internet. CSS3Gen CSS3Gen is a nice generator which allows you to easily create useful snippets of CSS3 and copy them straight into your projects. CSS3 Please CSS3 Please is a very effective tool to test your CSS3 code: Just edit the CSS rules from the editor, and a special container will receive instant changes so you can have a preview of what you’re doing. Layer Styles If you’re familiar with Photoshop, there’s no doubt that you will love Layer Style, a CSS3 generator which replicate the look and feel of the popular software from Adobe. Border image generator CSS3 Pie

Color Animate Any Shape Animation At the time of creation of this demo (May 2011), WebKit and Firefox 5 Beta only. Transition Design Design is a suite of web-design and development assistive tools which can be utilised on any web-page. Encompassing utilities for grid layout, measurement and alignment, Design is a uniquely powerful JavaScript bookmarklet. Using Design is extremely simple: Drag the Design link below to your bookmark bar (or add it to your bookmarks by right clicking the link and selecting 'Add to bookmarks/favourites'): Load any web-page you want Click Design in your bookmark bar Load the design component you wish to use by clicking on it in the Design control panel. Design features the following components: Grid - overlays a highly configurable layout grid over a web-page. Once Design has loaded, you can load each individual component by simply clicking on the icon representing that component in the Design control panel. Each component can be loaded as a 'standalone bookmarklet' through the instructions of each of their individual pages. The following browsers are supported in Design: No IE6 support?

GridControl: A Grid Overlay System for Design Development. Designing by grid is as old as design itself. Grids are a fundamental concept to design that transcend trends. Long after the shiny, sans-serify, reflective shadows of web 2.0 are gone, grids will still be here. When we access digital media through implants in our brain and see the internet through screens that appear right in our vision, grid-based design will be there. When the cavemen of old carved drawings onto cave walls, grids were there. There is a web design showcase I found when doing the Gallery Roundup that specifically showcases sites with great grid designs called Design By Grid. In order for grids to be really effective, you really need to honer them. A Ruler: A Grid Designer's Best Friend Seems pretty obvious. Overlaying a Digital Grid Much of this alignment business is already taken care of for you. So let's get to it. The CSS is pretty straightforward: The other two have identical CSS with the exception of the background image. Notice the display: none; in the CSS. Share On

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Arctext.js - Curving Text with CSS3 and jQuery While CSS3 allows us to rotate letters, it is quite complicated to arrange each letter along a curved path. Arctext.js is a jQuery plugin that let's you do exactly that. Based on Lettering.js, it calculates the right rotation of each letter and distributes the letters equally across the imaginary arc of the given radius. View demo Download source While CSS3 allows us to rotate letters, it is quite complicated to arrange each letter along a curved path. How it works The main idea behind the Arctext plugin is to rotate letters with CSS3 transforms in order to place them along a curved path. Options The following options are available:

CSS3 tucked corners effect I had one of those moments this week when I remembered I saw a while ago a tucked corners effect made by Joshua Hibbert. That was cool. While thinking about it, one of my first thoughts was to try finding an alternative solution which can allow you use a pattern as a background for the containing block. For this alternative CSS3 tucked corners effect, I used the beveled corners technique by Lea Verou, a technique you’ve seen implemented before for my CSS3 tabs with beveled corners. View demo The HTML The following markup is pretty similar with Joshua Hibbert’s solution. The CSS The [class*='tucked-corners-'] advanced selector will select only the elements that have the string tucked-corners- anywhere within the class attribute value. IE9 case As you already know, IE9 doesn’t support CSS3 gradients but it does supports the box-shadow property. My “workaround” was to use the following IE9 CSS hack to hide the pseudos shadows. That’s it More on this topic: Update

Pure CSS Timeline – Notebook | I wanted to build a CSS timeline for the “About” section of my site while using some clean and simple markup. I wanted to avoid using images as much as possible, so I spent a few minutes prototyping some options and came up with a solution using unordered lists. The result is a simple and clean looking timeline with some very straight forward markup. In this article I’ll share my approach to creating a timeline out of CSS and HTML which results in a nice looking, simple timeline. Introduction First and foremost, is the solution I’m about to share with you the best solution? What are we building? Let’s take a look at a screenshot of the timeline that we’re building in this tutorial. We have a nice looking timeline styled completely with CSS, but what happens if the visitor doesn’t have CSS enabled? What would make this better is if the labels for the x-axis of the timeline would work better with the timeline block labels. The Markup I chose to use a unordered list implementation. The CSS