Nothing says modern web design quite like CSS-only animation. Just a decade ago this seemed like a common pipe dream. But thanks to some whizzes over at the W3C the world is now a better place with CSS-animated page elements.
Below I’ve put together a huge gallery of 40+ open source CSS3 animation codes. Both developers and designers can benefit greatly from this collection.
All of these snippets are built to run in CSS3-compliant browsers using transitions and keyframes. Take a look over these code samples to see if you can implement any of them into your own web design work.
Sass is the most mature, stable, and powerful professional grade CSS extension language in the world. I’ve been using Sass for quite sometime and found out that mixins are something any front-end developer would enjoy and take advantage of saving time and being more efficient.
A mixin lets you make groups of CSS declarations that you want to reuse throughout your site. You can even pass in values to make your mixin more flexible.
It save quite a lot of time and helps developers ensuring that the code is not redundant and organized nicely.
I recommend using Compass as they have many built in mixins that simplify developers work.
Today I wanted to share with you a quick and easy way to building a countdown landing page with a simple email sign up form.
To complete this demo I will be using a jQuery plugin called FlipClock.js to power the countdown clock and MailChimp to power the email sign up form.
View The Demo or Download Source Code.
The time spent building a new web project can be greatly reduced if you choose to use a prebuilt HTML5/CSS framework.
A front-end framework can provide you with tons of prebuilt web elements such as responsive grids, JS sliders, complex menus, model windows, icon fonts – pretty much everything you may need to get your website up and running fast.
Here are ten useful, time saving web design frameworks that you should bookmark for future use in your projects.
Web development tutorials often cater towards beginner starting topics. However there are plenty of intermediate-to-advanced level tutorials focused on complex development techniques. Even people with years of practice may one day look towards an online tutorial to educate themselves on an unfamiliar topic.
In this gallery I’ve put together a handful of brilliant tutorials related to designing and coding a personal portfolio. You can find help on HTML/CSS, jQuery, and Photoshop design mockups. Some articles will be pretty simple while others get into the more nitty-gritty details. Take a look over these headlines and see if there’s anything you may want to learn about.
Many newer social media communities and web applications are pushing the boundaries of interface design. Form inputs have changed a lot over just the past 4-5 years. One such feature is the tag select input field, where users can enter tags which appear as block items within the field itself.
For this tutorial I want to demonstrate how we can build this effect to be used in any website. To save time I’ll be using the jQuery Tags Input Plugin which is free and open source to use on any project. I prefer this plugin over some others because of the many parameters and options for customizing the experience. Take a peek at my live demo to see what we will be creating.
Looking back 5 or 10 years ago the process of designing website buttons was very tedious. CSS could handle a lot of the outer edges, but gradient backgrounds and icons required static images. And these newer design trends are still at the cusp of innovation. This means you will find plenty of modern websites still using images in place of CSS3 effects.
I want to focus this tutorial on the power of CSS3 icon fonts for designing user interfaces. We will be creating some generic CSS3 buttons with added icons for design aesthetics. However the icons will not be loaded from static images or sprite sheets. Instead we will be using the Entypo icons font for generating pictograms inside your website layout.