17 Stunning Pure CSS3 Menu Techniques


17 Stunning Pure CSS3 Menu Techniques


Menu is probably the most important part on many websites. It’s sitting there for merely one single purpose: easy for you to navigate through all the pages. Before CSS3, the background images of each menu item can bring you a heck load of pain, as well as the javascript powered drop-down items and sub-sub menu . Now we are able to create stunning menus only using pure CSS, even including awesome animations. The following pure CSS3 menu techniques and tutorials are for you to experiment and get a hang of it. Let’s get started.

More CSS Techniques from Previous Articles: 

Pure CSS Drop-down Menu

Pure CSS Drop down Menu

 

Stunning Menu in CSS3

Stunning Menu in CSS3

 

Code a Responsive Navigation Menu

Code a Responsive Navigation Menu

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7 Inspiring Interviews That Every Web Designer/Developer Should Read


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Written by:  Rean John Uehara

It’s already August and the year is about to draw to a close…how are you doing with your work and projects? I know that inspiration is quite often hard to come by, and with our line of work inspiration is mainly the driving force. To give you a boost, why not read these 7 inspiring interviews by famous bloggers, web designers, and web developers, who have garnered success in their fields?

Are you ready to be inspired?!

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7 Inspiring Interviews

Four of the interviews below actually focus on how their design blogs became a huge success. These blogs they have started simply as pet projects to teach other people about their passion: web design and web development. In the end, they managed to not only fulfill their wants, but they also managed to create entire communities for designers and developers by providing useful resources. This is one of the reasons why I once asked, Hey Web Designers and Web Developers, Are You Blogging Yet?

The following interviews will redirect to Founder Tips (except #1), 1WD’s sister website where we publish interviews and success stories of people.

Ready to be inspired? Go!

1. An Interview With Chris Coyier – Founder of CSS-Tricks Leer más “7 Inspiring Interviews That Every Web Designer/Developer Should Read”

Free Icon Fonts for Web User Interfaces


by Jacob Gube | Six Revisions

Free Icon Fonts for Web App User Interfaces

This roundup features 18 free icon fonts that can be used in your commercial projects. The icon fonts in this post are perfect for your app user interfaces (UIs).

What are Icon Fonts?

Icon fonts are font files that have symbols and glyphs (e.g. arrows, folders, magnifying glasses) instead of standard alphanumeric characters.

Icon fonts are like dingbat fonts, but are designed specifically for UIs. Icon fonts, just like other web fonts, use the CSS @font-face rule to display icons in web browsers.

And because they’re treated like web fonts, icon fonts:

  • Have great cross-browser support (even IE6, for example, can render web fonts using the @font-face rule)
  • Can be scaled on-the-fly if the user adjusts their web browser settings
  • Can be rendered with different colors
  • Can embody font- and text-related CSS properties (like text-shadow andgradient)

See icon fonts in action by visiting my friend Chris Coyier’s icon fonts demo page.

To learn how to use icon fonts, read this tutorial on CSS-Tricks: HTML for Icon Font Usage.

Free Icon Fonts

Below are 18 excellent icon free fonts that have licenses that permit commercial use. I strongly recommend reading the license terms and conditions of any freebie you get online, just to be sure that you can use the free resource for your particular purpose.

1. Foundation Icons Fonts

Number of icons: 137. License: MIT Open Source License.

Foundation Icons Fonts

2. Sosa icon font

Number of icons: 121. License: Custom license (use in commercial projects permitted).

Sosa icon font

3. Font Awesome

Number of icons: 196. License: Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Font Awesome

4. Iconic Icon Set

Number of icons: 172. License: SIL Open Font License and Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.

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10 buenas practicas para escribir código HTML


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La mejor manera de hacer que nuestros sitios web se vean y funcionen correctamente en cualquier navegador, es escribiendo código limpio y que respete los estándares. En la actualidad, la calidad del código HTML presente en cada página es un factor que ayuda a mejorar -o empeorar- el posicionamiento en buscadores, una razón de peso para preocuparnos por escribirlo correctamente.

La lista de buenas practicas que sigue a continuación puede ser percibida por los desarrolladores más avanzados como “básica”, y puede que así sea. Sin embargo, espero que sea de utilidad para todos, en especial para nuestros lectores que recién se inician en este mundo del desarrollo web.

En las primeras versiones del lenguaje -hablo de muchos muchos años atrás- y con los navegadores antiguos, muchas de estas reglas podían omitirse y cada uno establecía su propio estilo, sin que esto preocupara mucho a nadie. Por fortuna, las cosas han cambiado y hoy día somos mucho más exigentes con nosotros mismos.

Existe algunas reglas que debemos respetar, sobre todo ahora que HTML5 comienza a presentarse con más fuerza. Estas reglas no las inventé yo, solo las aprendí con mi trabajo y hoy quiero compartirlas para que todos escribamos HTML de calidad.

Declarar el DOCTYPE correcto

Existen varias versiones de HTML, cada una con sus propias reglas, etiquetas, elementos y atributos. La única manera de que un navegador muestre correctamente una página web es conociendo exactamente la versión de HTML que usa el documento que la contiene.

Para indicarle al navegador la versión de HTML que estamos usando debemos usar la declaración <!DOCTYPE> y debe ser la primera línea de nuestro documento. Y aquí algunos ejemplos:

DOCTYPE en HTML5
<!DOCTYPE html>

DOCTYPE HTML 4.01 Strict
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd">

DOCTYPE XHTML 1.0 Strict
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">

Si te encuentras un poco confundido ahora, puedes utilizar esta referencia donde se muestran las diferentes declaraciones posibles y las diferencias entre ellas.

Recuerda cerrar las etiquetas Leer más “10 buenas practicas para escribir código HTML”

Useful Tools, Scripts, and Resources for Front-End Developers


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If you’re a front-end developer mostly focused on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, then you’re probably always on the look out for ways to be more productive. In this post we’ll share sometools and other resources for front-end developers that you might find useful to include in your workflow.

Tools and Scripts and Resources, Oh My!

Font Stack Builder by Erin Lawrence

This font stack builder lets you select a font stack and will tell you, using percentages, how likely it is for the fonts to be present on users’ systems. It includes options for a number of different font category styles and summarizes how the different options size up for different operating systems (Mac, Windows, Linux). Very easy to use, and, best of all, it gives you the necessary CSS to copy and paste into your projects.

Font Stack Builder by Erin Lawrence

Browser Support by Paul D. Waite

This simple tool lets you type in the name of any CSS feature (including properties, selectors, at-rules, values, and more) and it will display a simple graphic-based chart that outlines browser support. The individual results’ pages even have links to test cases and the official specification for the selected feature.

Browser Support

CSS Hat

This looks like quite a revolutionary tool. Although it might disturb purists who prefer to code everything by hand, it certainly looks like an excellent productivity tool. In a nutshell, CSS Hat is a Photoshop plugin that converts layer styles in Photoshop to CSS3 code. The site embedsa video review and demonstration that shows the tool in action, so be sure to check that out. The plugin adds conversion support for gradients, opacity, shadows, inner/outer glow, rounded corners, and more. It’s not free, but for $19.99, if it does what they claim it does, it’s well worth it.

CSS Hat

WYSIHTML5 (…) Leer más “Useful Tools, Scripts, and Resources for Front-End Developers”

6 novedades para CSS3 que puedes implementar hoy | CSSBlog ES


Via Scoop.ithuman being in – perfección

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…

Via www.cssblog.es

Web Design Trends in 2012

It’s that time of year again, where we look into our crystal ball to see what will be the hot trends in web design for the upcoming year. It’s no secret that trends come and go, with some hanging around longer than they should. (Yes, splash page, I’m talking about you.) But trends are a necessity in the development and growth of our craft. Trends are born, improved upon, and often spawn other trends. So as a web designer, when you apply trends to your projects, challenge yourself to expand upon them and make them your own.

As you read this article, keep in mind that the shift in trends from one year to the next may be subtle, and you will probably recognize some of these trends already. But it’s our estimation that the concepts we mention below will grow and become even bigger in 2012.
1. Responsive Web Design

I believe eventually, we’ll all stop talking about responsive web design – not because it will go away, but because it will become what’s expected. However, I don’t think this will happen in 2012. It’s still too new of a concept, and there are many web designers that are not familiar with it at all.

320 and up boilerplate – responsive design

The continued introduction and adoption of more an more mobile devices is what will make 2012 the year of the responsive web site. Web designers and developers will move to the use of fluid layouts instead fixed width, and media queries will find their way into many more stylesheets – allowing more sites to easily be viewed across multiple screens sizes and devices.


It’s that time of year again, where we look into our crystal ball to see what will be the hot trends in web design for the upcoming year. It’s no secret that trends come and go, with some hanging around longer than they should. (Yes, splash page, I’m talking about you.) But trends are a necessity in the development and growth of our craft. Trends are born, improved upon, and often spawn other trends. So as a web designer, when you apply trends to your projects, challenge yourself to expand upon them and make them your own.

As you read this article, keep in mind that the shift in trends from one year to the next may be subtle, and you will probably recognize some of these trends already. But it’s our estimation that the concepts we mention below will grow and become even bigger in 2012.

1. Responsive Web Design

I believe eventually, we’ll all stop talking about responsive web design – not because it will go away, but because it will become what’s expected. However, I don’t think this will happen in 2012. It’s still too new of a concept, and there are many web designers that are not familiar with it at all.

320 and up boilerplate - responsive design

The continued introduction and adoption of more an more mobile devices is what will make 2012 the year of the responsive web site. Web designers and developers will move to the use of fluid layouts instead fixed width, and media queries will find their way into many more stylesheets – allowing more sites to easily be viewed across multiple screens sizes and devices. Leer más “Web Design Trends in 2012”