CSS3 Hidden Social Buttons Today we’ll be looking at some very simple techniques using CSS3 transforms to make social link buttons. Usually you’ll see these links all over a site sitting there making a site look ugly. With this technique, we’ll style our buttons with our own CSS, and then let the like/follow/+1 button appear on hover. This ensures that our site can stay clean and good looking. Enough talk. What The Heck Is Responsive Web Design? Responsive websites respond to their environment Adaptive (Multiple Fixed Width Layouts) or Responsive (Multiple Fluid Grid Layouts) Recommended Approach Go All In On Responsive Make pages that look great at any size. “Day by day, the number of devices, platforms, and browsers that need to work with your site grows.
A Simple Device Diagram for Responsive Design Planning Updated for 2015! Check out Analytics-driven responsive web design planning At Metal Toad we're big fans of responsive design, but a common snag in the responsive planning process comes when choosing what device widths to design to. Just yesterday we had a big internal debate over what the best widths to design to are for 3 layout sites, 4 layout sites, etc. I'll get to our conclusions below, but another important distinction to call out is that for each layout there are two things to consider: what the pixel width range for a specific layout should be, and what pixel width the designer should create the PSDs at.
8 Ways to Add a Responsive Navigation Menu on Your Site By Jacob Gube There are plenty of techniques for implementing responsive navigation menus on your site. One of your options: Build your menu from scratch. There are many tutorials on the Web for that if you need to learn how. But some of us may just be interested in getting the task done as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
A Responsive Web Design Process Despite the huge amount of knowledge being shared on the subject of responsive design, I get the feeling that the workflow is still very mysterious. I’ve been thinking about a right process for quite a long time and finally came up with what I think is a good look at the practical side of designing websites in 2013. 1.
Getting Creative With the Google Maps API You’ve designed a shiny new website; carefully selecting the colors, typography and photographs to perfectly reflect the company's branding. Then your client asks you to add a map. Sure, you could use a map building ‘wizard’, such as the one that comes with every google account. But, let’s face it, their functionality is limited and they look pretty generic! The Google maps API, on the other hand, gives you the freedom to create completely customized maps, which can do all sorts of cool things. The Portsmouth History map is a site I built recently using this API. Wireframe Effectively on the New, Improved 970 Grid System by anthony on 12/03/10 at 3:56 pm Page layout is an important aspect of web design. A popular approach to designing page layouts is to use a grid system. Grid systems are used during the wireframing stage of the design process. The purpose of a grid system is to help guide the placement, sizing, order, repetition and alignment of elements on your page. Using it for wireframes is necessary for designers to create a consistent and balanced page layout.
15 Best CSS Framework for Responsive Web Design The development of technology, especially devices like Smartphones and Tablets and bigger and bigger monitors introduced a new concept in web design: Responsive Web Design. Taking the next step of our responsive layout coverage. I recently published responsive WordPress themes and responsive web design sites to help with responsive layouts, so today I am taking a look at best responsive CSS frameworks that we feel are worth your consideration. I hope you will like this responsive frameworks collection. 1. 50 fantastic tools for responsive web design As introduced/coined by Ethan Marcotte in both his article "Responsive Web Design" as well as his best-selling book, one needs three elements to make a site responsive: A flexible/fluid grid Responsive images Media queries There are plenty of other great articles that cover motives, concepts, and techniques regarding responsive web design, so we'll keep the focus of this article on some top tools that will help you become responsibly responsive. Tools for starting out Before you start with building your site, it's best to sketch out how the elements on the page will adapt to fit the different browser sizes of the various devices that they will be viewed upon, and to avoid the disconnect that often comes from thinking primarily about the desktop design and the rest of the responsive iterations as an afterthought (see especially Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis' comment). 01.
❍ IcoMoon - icon packs IcoMoon is striving to build and provide the best iconography and icon management tool for perfectionists. IcoMoon's icon library features only the very best icon sets out there. All of our icons are designed on a precise pixel grid. Responsive Web Designs For Inspiration - 40 Examples Things are changing in the tech world and the migration of users from PC to tablets or phones adds modifications to the way web sites are designed because web sites have to be optimized for these new platforms. In the old days, which are not that old, designers would complain about having to make a website compatible with desktop browsers, which is child’s play comparing to the times we are living now. Nowadays, almost each client you are getting asks for a mobile version of his site and that’s not a simple task either. Consider that you need to have a version for iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Kindle and for who knows what other product will be launched in the following years. To handle all these products and how websites are viewed on them, responsive web design has been created, a concept that means the design and development should respond to the user’s environment and behavior based on screen size, platform and orientation.
3d Animated GIF Showcase Long ago people have noticed the soothing and even hypnotic effect, when watching certain cyclic movements. Rhythmic swings of the pendulum or instantaneous water flow may easily bring a person into a trance condition, helping him to dive into the personal inner world. Similar effect can be achieved with the help of a particular type of digital graphics, known as animated .gif images. When a number of certain static images, such as geometric figures, for example, interchange with a specified frequency, it creates something like a motion picture effect.