HTML5 Tips: Design a Dynamic Homepage with Animated Galleries

A few days ago we came across a really outstanding Wix website for the Los Angeles based vaudeville circus/theater, Le Tigre Tent.  One thing that really impressed us about their website was their use of an animated grid gallery in the homepage, which made the whole site look more alive, more fun and more in-your-face.

Design a Dynamic Homepage with Animated Gallerie

Le Tigre Tent

This is a feature not many Wix users are aware of, yet it is so easy to do. We wanted to show you how you can add a similar animated gallery to your website with a few simple steps. You can add this gallery to every page on your site, but on the homepage it creates a really powerful effect of wowing site visitors when they just enter the site.

For illustration purposes, we’re using the “Close Up HTML” template, but this works with all Wix HTML5 templates, of course!

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JavaScript-Turbo: Head.js Speeds Up Your Website
By Denis PotschienPosted in Javascript

Complex websites would not work well without JavaScript. Often there are several scripts residing in the head of your HTML document. The more you embed, the slower your website, potentially. Head.js is a JavaScript tool that calls itself the only script you need. We have put it to the test and found out that Head.js can really boost the performance on websites with several scripts. The more scripts you call in the head the higher the effect Head.js can provide.

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Endless Icons & Iconmonstr – Loads Of Free PNG-Icons And Growing Fast
By Dieter PetereitPosted in Freebie 

There is a fresh repository in town and it deals with icons. We all know everybody loves icons. That’s understandable as icons are necessary replacements or at least additions to traditional navigation concepts in the wake of the mobile era. Today we introduce to you a project by name of Endless Icons, created and maintained by web developer Min Kim, based in Orange County, as well as a slightly more established project from Germany. Alexander Kahlkopf has already gathered almost 900 symbols, while Endless Icons is still working towards its first 100 icons. Both projects are subject to continuous and steady growth.

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BookBlock And Windy: 2 jQuery-Plugins Provide Exceptional Content Navigation
By Denis PotschienPosted in jQuery 

Chances are, you are not looking for sliders, you have to watch your steps to avoid not trampling on them. There are more sliders on this planet than content for them to take care of. As this is the case, why do we introduce two more variants to our readership? It’s simple. BookBlock and Windy, the new jquery-plugins by Codrops, are extraordinary, totally fresh and new in their approach. They offer a variety of exciting effects to have you present your content in ways not seen before. I am impressed.

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Pixabay: More Than 40,000 Completely Free Photos And Illustrations
By Dieter PetereitPosted in Freebie

As designers we are always on the hunt for good pictures. Noupe certainly needs fitting imagery now and then and even more often. That’s where photo-services, stock image providers and the like come into play. There are big marketplaces, offering you high-grade imagery at more or less affordable rates. Then we find repositories with free usage policies but varying licenses, which at times are not easily comprehensible. I have certainly been in trouble with this kind of mine-seeking. Pixabay, a fresh repository with a quickly growing selection of excellent imagery, is different, dead-simple. All the pictures are free, no license conditions apply. Pixabay delivers pure public domain photos.

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Great jQuery plugins for fresh websites

One can only imagine how tough it was to practice web design back when everything seemed so new — during the days of Netscape Navigator and Microsoft FrontPage. Looking back, it seems like such an archaic time in the history of web design. It was almost impossible to design something of supreme and intelligent creativity. Back then, you were seen as creative if you had an awful flashing background or colored scrollbars.

There wasn’t a ton of flexibility really when it came down to the nitty gritty of design. Many of the layouts were the same and mimicked what was seen in magazines and newspapers. I mean just think about it: not too long ago we were able to finally figure out a way to use decorative fonts online. Beforehand, it was all Arial, all Verdana and all Times New Roman — in 2012, can you imagine living that life?

Tables were the norm and those weren’t too flexible. Speaking of flexibility, how did we ever live without responsiveness? If you wanted to design a website a while ago, you pretty much were boxed in to work with what you had. No one complained then, but thank goodness for progressive technology.

Fast forward to now, and we can pretty much design anything the way we want to, in whatever we want to. These types of things shouldn’t be taken for granted, but as new generations of designers and developers enter this realm, it pretty much is. I mean, just a few months ago, we were finally able to use style sheets to create rounded corners — how quick do we forget? Seguir leyendo “Great jQuery plugins for fresh websites”

7 plugins jQuery que te harán el trabajo más simple


Sin duda alguna, jQuery cambió por completo la forma en que usamos -y aprovechamos-JavaScript, llevando a otro nivel la forma en que los usuarios interactuan con sitios y aplicaciones web. Si eres desarrollador web, seguramente ya te has aventurado a escribir código para dotar tu proyecto de alguna funcionalidad especial y te habrás dado cuenta que lograr algo realmente asombroso con jQuery no siempre es una tarea simple.

Muchas veces queremos resolver por nosotros mismos todos los problemas, y que todo el código en el proyecto sea de nuestra propia cosecha, sin embargo, hay ocasiones en las que no contamos con el tiempo suficiente y se hace necesario recurrir a código de terceros, y así, evitar reinventar la rueda.

Aunque existen miles de plugins de este tipo regados en Internet, he recogido estos 6 por su gran calidad y sus particulares características que, además de darle un toque extra de genialidad a tu proyecto, te harán el trabajo mucho más simple.


Adipoli permite aplicar diferentes efectos, de gran calidad, a las imágenes cuando se desplaza el puntero del ratón sobre ellas. Además de los -casi- 20 efectos y transiciones, ofrece múltiples opciones configurables cómo: opacidad, velocidad de animación, color de relleno, margenes, sombras y más.

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10 Things You Should Never Say To A Front-End Web Developer

Hunter Bridgesbusinessinsider.com22-year-old Hunter Bridges is a talented front end engineer who can make your dreams into a reality.

“Front-end” engineers are the people who build the parts of Web sites that you actually see.

That’s opposed to “back-end” engineers, who work on all the stuff behind the scenes — for instance, like storing information you enter (like your name) in a database, or making sure that an e-commerce site can take your order.

When working with someone like Bridges, you should know as much as you can about different types of technologies. You also shouldn’t assume a transition to another platform is easy.

“It is important to know what you want out of the developer so you can articulate your expectations clearly,” he said.

To help, he shared 10 things you should never say to a front end engineer:

10. I’m looking for a front end designer: “Designers tend to always work on the ‘front-end.’ If you’re differentiating between front- and back-end, you’re looking for a developer. Those “de-” words are tricky.”… Seguir leyendo “10 Things You Should Never Say To A Front-End Web Developer”

6 novedades para CSS3 que puedes implementar hoy | CSSBlog ES

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Cada cierto tiempo van saliendo nuevas propiedades CSS3, todas ellas son muy útiles y sencillas, pero ¿están soportadas por la mayoría de los navegadores?. En esta entrada os mostraré una lista de novedades para CSS3 que sí pueden ser usadas hoy, debido a su gran compatibilidad con los navegadores. Todas ellas las hemos explicado anteriormente en el blog, así que solo recopilaré los enlaces…


Giveaway: 5 SliderWall jQuery Image Slider Licenses

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5 winners to win a single-domain commercial license to SliderWall jQuery slider. This giveaway is between March 13-March 20, 2012.

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This giveaway ends on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, after which the comments section on this post will be closed and you will no longer be able to leave a comment. Please leave a valid email address when filling out the comment form so that we can contact you if you’ve won. Please only comment once. The winners will be randomly selected using a similar method as previous Six Revisions giveaways. Seguir leyendo “Giveaway: 5 SliderWall jQuery Image Slider Licenses”

Web Design Trends in 2011

There is a thin line between design and development, and as we move into a new decade, this line is becoming extremely blurry. Is it enough to draw beautiful mock up in Photoshop? Maybe 5 years ago. These days, the average internet user requires more. All beauty, with no substance, gets boring after a while. If your only goal is to impress a community of fellow designers with your flashy designs, you’ll find yourself quickly beneath the tide. 2011 is not about beauty, it’s about function. The trends for this new year and emerging decade are responsive design, constant connection and virtual reality.


How will you stay relevant as a designer in 2011? The ultimate goal of a designer is not to dazzle but to entangle. Any designer can get ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ that are easily forgotten. The supreme designer is able to create an environment which charms and captivates the user to the point where he does not want to find the ‘Back’ button. Several elements come together to forge such a wonderland: harmonious color scheme, intuitive design, easily accessible information and fast response. Additionally, one can never under-estimate the power of simplicity. Of course, this has always been the case, but in 2011, you are no longer at the forgiving discretion of the desktop, or even laptop, computer. Now, your design must contend with smart phones, netbooks, tablets and the like. Are you ready?

Take a gander at the top 11 trends for 2011.

1. More CSS3 + HTML5

What a gratifying sigh of relief! CSS3 and HTML5 have been on the distant horizon of web design for the past couple of years, but now, in 2011, we see an explosion of it. Designers are finally starting to let go of Flash. However you may feel about Flash, you do know that it does not play well with some of the hot, new technology available to your current and potential visitors. In 2011, you will slowly step away from Flash and embrace the magic known as HTML5. Look at the amazingly similar comparison:

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Showcase of Inspiring Search Box Designs


Having an aesthetic search box on a website is as important as being capable of establishing good content on the website itself. It is true that one could provide categories in order to allow users rummage through content to find what they may be looking for on the site.

Nevertheless, the fact of having a search box on the site will facilitate the process for the user since they will be able to find precisely what they are looking for. Pay attention to just how important it is to implement a well-working search engine on a website.

Even though external search engines e.g., Bing, ASK, Yahoo! and so on, are there to deliver the same function, just in case your visitors may consist of the more Internet savvy users, they will intentionally degrade the quality of your site for not having any on-site. This is because they know just how much this situation influences the overall grade of the site. Seguir leyendo “Showcase of Inspiring Search Box Designs”

10 Cool and Useful HTML 5 Tutorials

HTML5 is giving web designers new ways to code websites.  We all know HTML5 is not fully supported in major browsers, but over time we will see them pushing forward to support all browsers. Now to give you a head start on HTML 5 , here is a great roundup of 10 Cool and Useful HTML 5 Tutorials.  Thank you for reading and enjoy.

Coding A HTML 5 Layout From Scratch (Source)

Coding A HTML 5 Layout From Scratch

Bouncing a Ball Around with HTML5 and JavaScript (Source)

Bouncing a Ball Around with HTML5 and JavaScript

Design & Code a Cool iPhone App Website in HTML5 (Source)

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Fat Free Web Design

by Jason Gross

Fat Free Web DesignEverybody loves to have a little more. We want a little more money, a little more free time or maybe a little more chocolate on our ice cream. Living a life of excess is a great way to flaunt your achievements and to show everyone just how much awesome you are.

But this big-pimpin’ philosophy does not translate well in web design. Extravagant websites become a sloppy usability nightmare. Chunky websites that have too many things going are clogging up the arteries of the web. It’s time for some exercise.

For web designers, coming across an awesome WordPress or jQuery plugin can be a lot like opening up an awesome gift on Christmas morning. But once that initial burst of joy wears off, we realize that we may not need this junk at all; it’s just a burden and another thing we need to deal with. Seguir leyendo “Fat Free Web Design”

26 Useful jQuery Navigation Menu Tutorials

By Brant Wilson

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The 30 CSS Selectors you Must Memorize

Jeffrey Way

So you learned the base id, class, and descendant selectors – and then called it a day? If so, you’re missing out on an enormous level of flexibility. While many of the selectors mentioned in this article are part of the CSS3 spec, and are, consequently, only available in modern browsers, you owe it to yourself to commit these to memory… Seguir leyendo “The 30 CSS Selectors you Must Memorize”

Where is the Future of Web Design?

Posted by Jake Rocheleau |

Everything seems to be moving at such a faster pace than it used to. We’re seeing instantaneous developments and access to information like never before through the likes of Google and Wikipedia. All of this information has me questioning where the future of web design is heading.

Although it’s not so easy to read the future we can make some heavy conclusions and predictions about where things are heading. With current trends in the design landscape unfolding we’re starting to see paths illuminate and new ideas sprouting up. Those of us who follow these trends will be the designers who can rise above the rest and fill into the new age of technology. Seguir leyendo “Where is the Future of Web Design?”


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