Developing Efficient, Streamlined CSS

CSS can be compared to a sculptor’s tool set; like sculptors at work, we designers use CSS to create structured layouts of websites. Over the years, this process has become more organized; rules have been put in place to create best practices of coding.


Breadcrumb Navigation with CSS Triangles

Did you know you can make triangles with pure CSS? It’s pretty easy. You just make a block level element with zero width and height, a colored border on one side, and transparent borders on the two adjacent sides. They are fun for all kinds of things, like little arrow sticking out from speech bubbles, navigation pointers, and more. Often times these are just visual flourishes, undeserving of dedicated markup.

Creating a CSS3 Generator with CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery

Many of you have probably already seen some of those CSS3 generators that have been poppin’ up? Have you perhaps been wondering how they’re made? Wonder no more, that’s what we’ll be creating today, using CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery.


HTML5 Audio and Video: What you Must Know

A long time ago, in a galaxy that feels a very long way away, multimedia on the Web was limited to tinkling MIDI tunes and animated GIFs. As bandwidth got faster and compression technologies improved, MP3 music supplanted MIDI and real video began to gain ground. All sorts of proprietary players battled it out—Real Player, Windows Media, and so on—until one emerged as the victor in 2005: Adobe Flash, largely because of the ubiquity of its plugin and the fact that it was the delivery mechanism of choice for YouTube.


Create a Stylish Portfolio Site Design in Photoshop

This first of a two part tutorial series will go through the process of building a simple and stylish portfolio website design. We’ll begin by designing the concept in Photoshop and fleshing out every little detail before cutting up the design and building it all into a working website next week.

PHP: Fast and easy SQL queries using ezSQL

Nowadays, most websites and web applications are database driven, which means that you, the developer, have to query the database to get the requested information. Let’s take a look at a very useful tool to handle SQL queries easily and efficiently on small to medium projects.

Data Visualization with CSS: Graphs, Charts and More

In this post, we want to take your for a ride for various approaches to beautiful and creative data visualization tools that are entirely base on CSS/HTML. Yes just copy and paste then customize it according to your preference. These charts can be CSS bar graphs which display data in horizontal/vertical form, Drop-down list to your organize data or even Line graphs and Pie charts!

WordPress SEO Now in Public Beta

The News SEO module, which is already in the download you can currently get from WordPress.org, is and will remain free. It allows generation of an XML News Sitemap, which you'll need if you want to be included in Google News. More features will be added to that later.


HTML5 Canvas Element Guide

The HTML5 <canvas> element has a unique history. Starting out as an Apple creation and dating back to 2004, canvas was eventually added to the official W3C HTML5 spec, becoming one of the most interesting and exciting parts of HTML5.

Unfortunately, this element takes a bit of work to understand and, unlike your usual run-of-the-mill HTML elements, requires more than just static markup and styling.

WordPress Custom Post Types Guide

One of the most anticipated features of WordPress 3.0  was the ability to add your own custom post types to WordPress, which allows you to display and categorize different types of content outside of the 5 native WordPress content types (i.e. Post, Page, Attachment, and so forth). The addition of this feature is a big step forward in making WordPress a full-fledged CMS, extending outside its normal use as a blogging platform.


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