Creating a CSS3 Dropdown Menu – Video Tutorial

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Web Design1 year ago • Written by 7 Comments

We have talked a lot about about HTML5 and CSS3 in the past couple of months and today we continue the series of video tutorials with a new addition: creating a CSS3 dropdown menu from scratch. It is extremely easy to do, so don’t be scared.

The video is a bit longer, it runs for about 40 minutes, this is because I have gone into great detail explaining the process so that everyone will understand all of the properties. Once you are able to do it on your own, 10-15 minutes should be enough for you to go through the necessary coding and create this dropdown menu.

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Create a Responsive Website Using HTML5 and CSS3 – Video Tutorial

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Tutorials1 year ago • Written by 75 Comments

A few weeks ago, we released two different introductory articles about HTML5 and CSS3, and I promised you we’d do some cool stuff together in the upcoming months. Well, I have been working hard on this video tutorial and I really hope you enjoy it.

In this tutorial I will teach you how to create a responsive website using HTML5/CSS3 from scratch. So rather than talking about, let’s get straight to it. I hope you will leave me feedback in as I would like to read some of your opinions very, very much!

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WordPress Plugin Development from Scratch, Part 2/4: Integrate Slider

Posted in Plugins, Tutorials, WordPress1 year ago • Written by 30 Comments

In the first part of our WordPress Plugin Development Course for Designers we learned about the importance of WordPress plugins for designers and its base structure. Today we are going to talk about the core WordPress theories and techniques required for creating design focused plugins.

Our final goal is to learn WordPress plugin development while integrating a jQuery slider into WordPress from scratch. Throughout this tutorial, we will be learning the necessary coding techniques using sample slider as the example. By the end of this tutorial, you will have a simple template which is common to most of the design based plugins.

Voting for the slider is still going on and SlidesJS is heading the list. So we will be using SlidesJS the slider for explaining necessary codes in this part.

So let’s get started.

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Basic Web Design Video Course – Complete HTML Markup & CSS Styles [Part 3]

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Tutorials1 year ago • Written by 6 Comments

Sup folks, it’s Mike here again, your design guru and this is the third part of our Basic Web Design Video Course.

This time we are going to completely markup the HTML using the tags that we have learned in the previous videos. After that we are going to style it using CSS.

Also, we are going to cover CSS reset, Clearfix Hack and new CSS3 properties to solve the most common issues encountered when you are starting to learn web design.

Buckle up and let’s get started!

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CSS3 Introduction – New Features, What it Can Do, and Resources

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS1 year ago • Written by 12 Comments

A short time ago I posted an introduction article about HTML5 and I promised you a CSS3 introduction and what new things it brings to the industry, although it’s been some time since it was officially released. If you didn’t read the article on HTML5 yet, I strongly advise you do so, as CSS3 works better with the latest markup language from the World Wide Web Consortium.

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WordPress Plugin Development from Scratch, Part 1/4: Basic Structure

Posted in Plugins, Tutorials, WordPress1 year ago • Written by 51 Comments

I assume that you are a freelance designer or someone who work full time as a designer for a web design agency. Most of web designers are used work with static website design.

Now the question is: do you have a future as a static website designer?

The answer would probably be no since most clients and companies are planning to convert their websites to work with a CMS like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal.

WordPress is becoming the new static web site.

WordPress integration is simple enough that almost anyone can setup a WordPress site with an auto installer program. Unless you are familiar in working with a CMS like WordPress, you will definitely face issues moving further as a freelance designer.

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Basic Web Design Video Course – Basic HTML Tags, Structure & CSS [Part 2]

Posted in Tips, Tools, Tutorials, Web Design1 year ago • Written by 16 Comments

Howdy, guys, it’s Mike here again and this is the second part of our “Basic Web Design Video Course”. This time we will talk about the tools needed before starting out with HTML and CSS,  then we will learn the most commonly used HTML tags.

For this tutorial, we will only cover the tags that are very useful to beginners, we will cover more tags at a later time. Then, we will style the tags using basic CSS properties. No worries guys, in the next videos we will go more in-depth and learn together.

Have you seen the first part?

If you missed out the first chapter make sure to watch it!

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Skeleton Boilerplate: Learn How To Convert Artthatworks From PSD To HTML

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 52 Comments

Howdy Folks! In this tutorial you will learn how to convert Artthatworks (if you want to know how to create this design in Photoshop check here!)  from PSD to HTML using Skeleton Boilerplate and make it responsive with media queries. As I mentioned in my last tutorial, I hadn’t tried using a framework until recently. I found the Skeleton Boilerplate Framework which makes it very easy to convert PSD files into HTML, by calling the right classes you can create a quick responsive layout. Sounds great right? Well then get ready and let’s get started.

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How to Make Custom Designs for your jQuery Slider

Posted in Coding, HTML & CSS, JS & AJAX, Tutorials2 years ago • Written by 15 Comments

Sliders are a common component used in website design and for various purposes. We can create image, content, or video sliders using  jQuery. jQuery is the most popular JavaScript framework used for these sliders. A lot of jQuery sliders can be categorized based on the techniques used for sliding. The following are some common and trending techniques used by developers.

  • Layered Sliders – This is the latest addition to sliders with parallax effect.
  • Fade In/Out Sliders – These types of sliders do not have controls. Content just fades away one by one.
  • Banner Rotators – These sliders rotate in a circular path.

There are many other types of techniques as well. Each type of slider is suited for a different purpose and location on your website. Hence the designer has to carefully choose sliders for different locations.

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Microsoft Announces TypeScript: Will It Change The Web?

Posted in Coding, JS & AJAX, News, Web Design2 years ago • Written by 10 Comments

Like it or not, JavaScript has long established itself as a de-facto scripting language on the web. There are many programmers who are in love with JavaScript, and then there is an equal number of programmers who hate it. Yet, if you are developing for the web, you most probably deal with JavaScript in some way or another, at some point or the other.

Owing to such popularity, JavaScript has seen its fair share of clones copies languages that attempt to replace or build upon JS. CoffeeScript is a shining example, for instance.

Among such examples, we recently saw a new entrant few days ago. Yes, Microsoft announced the release of TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript.

What is it all about? Read on as we take a look at it in this article!

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