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HTML5 Canvas Image Effects: Black & White

The new canvas tag in HTML5  is known for its illustration power. It’s basically an empty element on which you can write and sketch using Javascript. But there’s a hidden power: image manipulation.

August 24, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

3 Advanced CSS3 Techniques You Should Learn

If you’re reading this, then I can safely assume that you’ve at least heard of CSS3. The latest version of CSS includes properties that allow you to style your HTML elements with rounded corners, drop shadows, and even color gradients. However, these techniques just scratch the surface of what CSS3 can really do. In this guide, Max Luzuriaga is going to be talking about three advanced CSS3 techniques.

August 18, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

20 HTML Best Practices You Should Follow

Most of the web pages you encounter is presented to you via HTML, the world wide web’s markup language. In this article, I will share with you 20 best practices that will lead to clean and correct markup.

August 17, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

How to Display Wordpress Sidebar on Other (Non WP) Sites

Before we can write our function, we need to understand exactly what we’re trying to do. Our goal is to cache our sidebar to a text file and update that cache whenever we publish a post, change our theme or make changes to the sidebar widgets. Since we’re planning on using our cache to display the sidebar on a different application, we need to be able to easily delete the cache without any ill-effects (we don’t want our sidebar broken at any time).

August 17, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Sliding Menu Manual

In this detailed manual you'll find information on building Mobile Websites, creating dynamic menus and the features in detail packed in the Sliding Menu extension.

August 11, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Expanding Images Using HTML5's Contenteditable

HTML5 has a new attribute, contenteditable, which can be applied to any element which allows it to be edited directly in the browser window. Think of text input with a predefined value, but it can literally be any element. Form elements like text inputs support the :focus pseudo class, which allow us to style those elements when they are clicked upon or otherwise navigated to.

August 10, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

How to Add Dynamic Content to a Dreamweaver Template

If you're like me, you tend to create your websites using templates to make updates easier across your sites, right? Wouldn't it be nice to have dynamic information within those templates once in a while?

I tried for years, and always got that "codeOutsideHTMLIsLocked" message. I had given up on it altogether for a really long time.

This may not be news for everyone, but recently I figured it out and it made a huge impact on my designs and options.

It's all about "includes"! Let's go through it in an easy to understand manner, shall we? 

August 9, 2010 Author: Bobby Edgar Rating: Not enough votes

16 Vital Checks Before Releasing a WordPress Theme

Releasing a WordPress theme on a marketplace, such as  ThemeForest, where the audience is so large and diverse, has some challenges. You cannot test a solution directly with the client. You need to plan in advance for all edge cases, and ensure that your theme is as customizable as possible. If you’re inexperienced, chances are that some things will unfortunately slip through the cracks. Luckily for you, we have drawn on our hard-earned wisdom to help you avoid repeating the same mistakes we made.

August 9, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes

Editing a WordPress theme with Adobe Dreamweaver CS5 – Part 2: Setting up your site

This is Part 2 of a four-part tutorial on editing WordPress themes using Adobe Dreamweaver CS5. Part 1  covered the basics of WordPress and the components that make up a WordPress theme. This article focuses on setting up WordPress (version 3 or higher), installing a local server (XAMPP on Windows or MAMP on Mac OS X), creating a local Dreamweaver site and testing server, setting up code hinting, installing theme files, and previewing a main theme file.

August 9, 2010 Author: Lubov Cholakova Rating: Not enough votes