Archives For HTML/CSS

As we with a big percentage of developers generate their CSS style sheets using a CSS preprocessor such as Less or SASS because the CSS files are generated and while editing the CSS files directly is most of the time not as helpful.

You may as what exactly are CSS Preprocessors?

These CSS preprocessors processes text file and output exact CSS in exactly what is needed. The text file contains is depended on the individual preprocessor, but with both of the popular Less and SASS are a superset of CSS, they includes everything already in the CSS specification some additional features. The major benefit of which is that if you already know CSS, you can write valid LESS and SASS with learning some additional tricks.

As we see that CSS doesn’t include features which developers are looking for, example it’s doesn’t include variables, constants or general syntax.

As many developers understand the use of variables; are paramount as it allows developers to assign a value to a name, which can then be used throughout the stylesheet plus it’s more maintainable if you in the need to change a single value in one place then going through all of your CSS files for every instance.

Maintaining & developing CSS can takes time and using a CSS preprocessor can simplifies the task of writing readable, maintainable CSS.

If you’ve haven’t started using a preprocessor and wanting to this is the perfect article as we have rounded up a general list of 10 great CSS Preprocessors for you to look through and hopefully choose and learn.

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With Web Design becoming an certain part of being any Web developer live which within often requires any developer to be involved throughout the entire design process of a website but in order to minimize the time and the effort it takes to design pages which is used for mockups and alike we need to rely upon a CSS framework and a variety of other great tools to help us create well organised layouts.

It’s doesn’t matter if you suffer from design deficiency, or you are a talented designer you will always will be looking for ways to streamline your process. Why don’t you consider checking out some of  the featured CSS Tools that is featured in today’s roundup.

1. CSS Vocabulary

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CSS Vocabulary is a small app to browse through “which is what” in CSS. It has some sample css with a list of css terminology by clicking on anything in one panel highlights the corresponding items in the other.

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Responsive layouts are rapidly moving towards being the standard and as more and more responsive CSS frameworks have been cropping up on the web and with a huge variety of frameworks available that includes every single one of them employing a different grid properties and techniques, it can be sometimes be difficult choice to make when to choose the right one.

You can always choose what I think the four main and popular ones are and these are the 1140 CSS Grid, Less+ Framework, Twitter Bootstrap and Zurb’s Foundation. But you won’t find any of them below today as this post features 12 lightweight frameworks that will quickly help you get going with your next project.

1. RWD Grid

The RWDgrid is just another Grid system based on popular 960grid , which is responsive and ranges from mobile, tablet, laptops and wide screen displays. Naming convention of this grid system is similar to 960 grid system, where underscore is replaced by hyphen (increases readabilty).

RWDgrid is having different Grid system made for 1200px+ Displays, 960px+ Displays, 720px+ Displays and Mobile screens. This can be used as a base grid system that will help you to build responsive webdesign with your existing proficiency over popular grid systems.

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With devices like Smartphones and Tablets and bigger and bigger monitors introduced a concept in web design that has risen up during the late year of 2011 and that is responsive web design.

But what does responsive web design means? Let`s say that you have to build a website for a client and you want to do it based on a standard grid system, for example 960 grid system. And the client also wants versions of the website that fits smartphones such as iPhone and tablets like the iPad. You`re not going to build 3 different websites, instead you`re going to use a responsive grid system which adapts the website for all types of screen resolutions.

It’s all about adapting the dimensions of the website ( font-size, columns, images, etc) to different screen resolutions. The things which make all the magic are the CSS media queries. They’re the ones which tests which resolution the screen has and according to it, are changing the CSS to fit the screen.

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With a few line of code, CSS3 can replicated many fancy effects like logos, interfaces, icons that you once only could have of done in Photoshop. In today post you’ll find some 14 handpicked css3 experiments. These handpicked items will work in most modern browsers like firefox, google chrome, safari.

1. Bender from Futurama

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The web industry is always in a state of constant flow of changes such as new JavaScript frameworks, web and other useful apps for working with client include a few great new showcases/inspiration sites.

Many of the resources below are free or very low-cost, and are sure to be useful to a lot of designers and developers out there. If i missed something that you think it need to be included in this post, please post your comments

1. batman.js

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batman.js is a full-stack microframework extracted from real use and designed to maximize developer and designer happiness. It favors convention over configuration, template-less views, and high performance by simply not doing very much. It all adds up to blazingly fast web apps with a great development process; it’s batman.js.

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HTML5 is an effective and increasingly used language for both developers and designers to use to structure and present content. Whether to make websites more functional and user-friendly, deliver video faster, or even build desktop level web applications. Here are 8 simplified tools for HTML5 coding:

1. Initializr

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Initializr is an HTML5 templates generator to help you getting started with an HTML5 project. It is built on HTML5 Boilerplate, a powerful HTML5 template created by Paul Irish and Divya Manian. Initializr will generate for you a clean customizable template based on Boilerplate with just what you need to start.

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