The Best Platforms For Building Web Sites Building an impressive web site takes work, whether you love to code or don’t know the first thing about it. There are lots of tools which aim to make creating a site easier, but no single option fits everyone’s needs. In this post, we’ll take a look at a handful of popular options, their pros and cons, and why you might pick them to build your web site. Photos by Tatiana Popove (Shutterstock) and Jason Winter I’ve constructed many web sites over the years, and the approach needed varies. Some sites work best when coded from scratch, while others benefit significantly from using a content management system (CMS) such as WordPress. Squarespace: A Rock-Solid But Costly Platform Squarespace tops the rankings when it comes to ease of use. The Good Squarespace had significant limitations when it started out, but as of version 6 the service has grown into an ideal tool for creating a blog or web site. The Bad Squarespace offers a stellar platform, but that comes at a cost. The Bottom Line
Foundation | Education Program The Education Program makes grants to improve education by expanding the reach of openly available educational resources, improving California education policies, and by supporting "deeper learning" – a combination of the fundamental knowledge and practical basic skills all students will need to succeed. Since 2002, the Education Program has concentrated on improving the conditions for education policy reform in California and fostering the spread of high-quality open educational resources (OER). We are now building on this pioneering work by broadening our focus to include deeper learning, to help schools nationwide prepare a new generation of students to respond to the ever-increasing demands of a rapidly changing world. Learn more about our focus on deeper learning here. With these grants, the Hewlett Foundation hopes to improve education for all students, with a particular focus on those from disadvantaged areas.
css guide - properties intro Most tutorials for style sheets concentrate quite heavily on what we are about to look at, properties, but pay quite a bit less attention to selectors. Why does this tutorial go about things differently? Well in many ways, properties is a straightforward subject. We all have a rather good grasp of text styles and page layout, things that can be done with fonts, backgrounds, borders and so on. But to really take advantage of the control over appearance that style sheets give us, we need to be able to apply the properties as well. Selectors are vital prerequisites for mastering style. But now we come to the fun part, making our sites look more sophisticated. As with the rest of this guide, this part is long on explanation. You don't really need to worry too much about the finer points of syntax (that is how to write the code to achieve the effects we are about to cover), but concentrate on what can and can't be done with CSS. What are properties? Westciv Self Paced Courses What it does
Changing Drop Down selector Arrow Each browser displays select elements differently and it’s usually the one thing that will stop your forms from looking amazing. Where is with a regular button it’s fairly easy to change it, changing the selector arrow is another story. Just look at some of the possible variations (and those are outdated)! There are many tutorials out there to change the selector drop down. The below solution will work for all browsers and only take seconds to implement and only needs some CSS! How does it work? Simple, we hide the standard arrow, then we create “<>” text and just rotate it 90 degrees. basic select html code <div class="selectdiv"><label><select><option selected> Select Box </option><option>Option 1</option><option>Option 2</option><option>Last long option</option></select></label></div> The CSS : We will basically use the :after selector to add our new characters and rotate them. So the final magical CSS that will make this work is: That’s it! Make it more fancier
Designing Contact form in CSS3 and HTML5 Details Created on Wednesday, 04 May 2011 16:17 Last Updated on Saturday, 15 February 2014 15:51 Written by Terrence Hits: 21936 Designing with CSS3 become a trend in web design world. Demo Let start with HTML Markup Styling with CSS Basic Styles Rounded Corners Ribbon Rectangle box-shadow accepts four parameters x-offset y-offset blur shadow color In my example x-offset: 0 y-offset: 0 blur: 4px shadow color: rgba(0,0,0,0.55); Triangles For deeper view please visit my previous tutorial: How to Draw Speech Bubble and Shapes with CSS3 Letterpress Text Effect with Text-Shadow Form Element Add Form Element in HTML We are making this form with labels.This is essential when creating accessible forms. â€œforâ€ attribute of the label references the ID of its associated form element. Email The email input type is designed to hold either a single email address or an email address list, so thatâ€™s the perfect candidate for our email field. Autofocus you can Â add the autofocus attribute to any form field. Stickies
Best Free Ways to Learn Programming. I can remember back when I was young how alien a couple of lines of code that were published in a kid's magazine looked to me. Some twenty years later (or should I better say a year ago), I decided that I should teach myself how to create some small and usable programs. Sad to say, I lost interest shortly after. Well, this year I tried again. Leaning to program: a better way There is another, better way to learn programming. First I suggest to you to start with programming languages which enable you to learn the basics about the language in a short amount of time. Second, when you will get more experience with simple languages you can at any time jump to more sophisticated programme languages if you want or need to. Easy to learn languages The first entries I want to mention are really simple. Manufactoria is a puzzle game about putting robots in their proper place. Bug Brain (biologic[DOT]com[DOT]au/bugbrain/) is a game where you build brains to run a bug. In A.