Creating Stunning Visualizations with Impress.js

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Do you want to create beautiful slideshow presentations for the web using just HTML and CSS? That won’t be a problem with Impress.js, a powerful CSS3 transformation framework that lets you convert your HTML content into a slideshow with amazing effects.

Impress.js is a jQuery plugin created on github by bartez which uses CSS3 functionality to create presentations. All the modern browsers will support the stunning visualizations created by Impress.js.

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45 Fresh and Free HTML5 And CSS3 Templates You Should See

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The first two things web developers consider when they need to create an extremely stylish and trendy website are CSS3 and HTML5. The reason for this is the functionality and features they offer and why HTML5 and CSS3 are a major topic for web designers.

Taking this into account, we thought to compile another fresh and cool collection of some professional HTML5 and CSS3 templates. So, here we are with 45 free, but fresh, templates that you can download.
So, enjoy this collection and have more fun in making the web experience more pleasurable and gratifying. Let us have a close look!

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Mastering CSS Gradients in Under an Hour

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Have you refrained from using CSS Gradients because either you didn’t understand them, or thought the browser support for them wasn’t good enough to consider using them in your projects?

Well, it’s time to kill those 1px wide images, my friend.

If you’re just curious about how to use CSS Gradients, this is the place for you. We’ll start with the basics of syntax to very advanced effects with lots of tips and examples.

Remember, learning about CSS gradients is really important since browsers are getting better and better every day. Mobile browsers have good CSS3 support by default.

So, let’s rock!

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So You want to Learn how to Code?

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Everyone wants to be a programmer and design their own web based startups. 1WD is your one stop resource for web design, programming, inspiration and everything else that’s related. So, we thought why not compile a one stop article for those who are beginning to learn coding. Without further ado, let us all learn how to program.

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jQuery Mobile – What You Need to Know

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jQuery Mobile version 1.0 finally launched this past November. Don’t know if you heard about it, but if you are planning to do any mobile app or website development, it’s better to get started with it right now.

I’m sure you’ve heard about jQuery. So, its mobile version is pretty close to what you already are used to, but with a lot of enhancements for mobile screen events (like touching instead of click, and there is no hover) and browsers (this one is tricky since there are plenty of browsers and devices out there) and capabilities (pluggable components).

The crazy thing is how simple it is to initiate and build a fully working mobile site. Actually, we’ll be talking about concepts, tips, codes, and in the meantime you can build your own app, in no more than one hour. Yeah, noob to ninja in one hour, this is what you’ll get here :)

So, let’s rock!

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Mouthwatering Collection Of jQuery Plugins And CSS3 Tricks

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I’m sure that at one point or another you were designing a website and thought it could use a little something extra. That bit of something that adds extra functionality or enhances what it already has, making it not only easier for the user to receive the information they seek, but also present it in a neat package.

In no particular order, I give you a handpicked collection of jQuery plugins and some CSS3 tricks to top it off. Surely, with these in your designer arsenal, your creations will stand out more than ever before.

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Simon’s Google Doodle – HTML5 + JS jQuery Game

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Dude, you’ve heard a lot about Google doodles haven’t you? What about that Pacman one? It is just addictive. Company owners know how a funny game and unlimited search powers could be dangerous for productivity. And how it can be a marketing boost. The most amazing thing is that we can create our own addictive HTML game. Actually, this is why we are here today. With this tutorial you’ll see how to use some of JavaScript and HTML capabilities to build simple yet funny games.

So, let’s rock!

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jQuery Plugin Development: Hover to Reveal Masked Password

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We talked about how to improve your HTML forms performance a couple of days ago. There we covered a pretty controversial topic “Don’t mask your passwords”, discussing how bad masking your passwords could be for usability.

At this moment, we basically have two options: mask password field and don’t ask for any feedback, or show password field as text and potentially decrease security.

This is why I think a hover revealing password could be a really good alternative: You can increase your security, and if you are unsure about what you’ve typed just go and hover over it.

So, what we will be doing today is a jQuery plugin to do that, and additionally, we will have a behavior pretty similar to what many mobiles does, where we can see the last character for a couple of seconds. This is a good chance to learn more about plugins, dynamically generated content, and some good coding practices.

Moreover with this technique we could apply different effects and a lot of variations since all this things are based on non-obtrusive and almost only decorative javascript.

So, let’s rock!

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17 CSS/HTML Effects with Cross-Browsing Alternatives

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Well, we surely have a lot of different ways to achieve similar effects and with CSS the hardest part is to make it look good in almost every browser.

You don’t need to reinvent the wheel every time, if you get one good snippet that does what you want (and you understand what is happening) you don’t need to reinvent it every time you need a simple round corner, right?

Thus, our point here is to collect some cool CSS effects that you should be using:

• Min / Max width (IE included)
• RGBA (IE included)
• Opacity (IE included)
• Image rotation / scaling (IE included)
• FullScreen Background (IE included)
• Background pattern or bullet without image file
• Text Shadow (IE included)
• Multiple borders (IE included)
• Box Shadows (IE included)
• Rounded corners
• Screen reader only accessible content
• Don’t use negative text-indent
• Clearfix (IE included)
• @font-face (IE included)
• Pull quotes without image
• CSS for iPhone4 (higher resolution)
• CSS landscape / portrait orientation for mobiles

So, Let’s rock!

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50 New And Crazy Cool jQuery Plugins From Year 2011

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With 2011 a little over half over it’s the right time to look at, and uncover, the current trends of web design and development. It’s sure been a helluva ride for jQuery and it’s growth just doesn’t stop. With more than 40% of websites using jQuery now it’s no longer possible to ignore this efficient, powerful and lightweight tool.

jQuery gives developers the chance to enrich websites with amazing elements without the need to write dozens of lines of code. This article presents 50 advanced, cutting-edge yet simple jQuery plugins that will enhance your web experience drastically.

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