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December 2, 2011

Best Web Design and Web Development Articles of November 2011

This post contains a roundup of great articles written by various Web Designers and Web Developers in November 2011. Here is the list of articles written in November 2011 we found interesting and useful. Get the most of them. Enjoy!
Web Design

The use of illustration in web design

"Illustration is an incredibly versatile tool that can find many different uses in design. And when it comes to web design we can find an extremely wide variety of implementations..." check it out

 

A Guide To PHP Error Messages For Designers

"From big platforms, such as WordPress, down to small scripts, such as ones to display image galleries or to send forms to email, thousands of script and products are out there written in PHP that can be installed and used even if you don’t know much about PHP yourself..." check it out

 

Create Five Awesome Hover Effects Using CSS Multiple Backgrounds

"Today we’re going to have all kinds of fun with the CSS multiple backgrounds feature. You’ll learn how to use multiple backgrounds in a simple way and how to go much further by combining the technique with hover actions..." check it out

 

Using Absolute Positioning in CSS

"Once you start to become more experienced with CSS, one concept that will help you greatly is use of the position property, in particular with a value of absolute..." check it out

 

Designing for the Web: Resolution and Size

"To a graphic designer who hasn’t ventured into web design, it can be a freaky place where suddenly our long used guidebook of print design goes out the window..." check it out

 

Cross-Browser CSS Development Workflow

"Most good developers by now accept the fact that pixel-perfect cross-browser CSS is not only unnecessary, but also totally impossible..." check it out

 

Animated Buttons with CSS3

"The idea is to create some animated link elements with different styles, hover effects and active states..." check it out

 

CSS3 Transforms: Adding 2D and 3D Effects To Web Pages

"Today I want to look at a set of more dynamic changes, namely transforms in CSS3, 2D and 3D..." check it out

 

How to Build a Responsive Frankenstein Framework With LESS

"Today we’re going to build an ultra-lightweight framework that can be implemented wherever and however you want to achieve complex multi-column layouts in seconds flat..." check it out

 

Screen readers and CSS

"A central idea of CSS is that it makes it possible to use correct semantics in the HTML layer while still being able to change the visual appearance of your document..." check it out

 

Web Development

Creating a PHP User Survey: Database Tables and Class File Constructor

"User surveys can be an extremely effective marketing tool for any business web site. Visitors can make their voices heard on what products, services and information they would like the site to provide..." check it out

 

Set Expire Headers In htaccess

"As Browsers are going to cache these bits of data you can actually set an expiry so the Browser will know not to cache these anymore..." check it out

 

Create a notched current-state nav

"Basically there are two main parts to this technique; the punching-the-hole-through-the-nav and the masking-the-hole-to-be-a-triangle. Both techniques couldn’t be simpler..." check it out

 

Bubble Point Tooltips with CSS3 & jQuery

 

"I needed some tooltips for a thing. In looking around for a little inspiration, I didn't have to go further than my dock..." check it out

 

Create Super Cool Text Effect using CSS3 and Lettering.js

"In this post we will see how to achieve the title hover effect with a little help of lettering.js and CSS3 transition property..." check it out

 

Getting Started With jQuery: A Beginner’s Resource Guide

"jQuery is a free, fast, and concise JavaScript library that allows you to efficiently write cross-browser javascript code to make Ajax requests, animate elements, manipulate the DOM, and do a variety of user interface manipulations..." check it out

 

How To Create Web Animations With Paper.js

"The canvas element makes it possible to integrate drawings and animations with the rest of your page. You can combine them with text and make animations interactive..." check it out

 

Developing With The HTML5 Element

"It wasn’t until the release of HTML5 that web developers have had a lightweight solution to playing the video..." check it out

 

How To Make Forms More Usable With HTML5

"Forms are how we interact with websites. We use forms to contact site owners, login to applications, reply to comments and so much more..." check it out

 

jQuery Fancy Switch

"I’ve now put together a simple tutorial demonstrating how simple it is to build a switch that triggers two radio buttons in a field set. It also degrades gracefully if JavaScript is disabled just displaying the two radio buttons with labels..." check it out

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