Chris Coyier CSS-Tricks 2012/10/11

"Eventually," says Crgis Coyier, "we'll all be writing code in the browser." The reason is the development of tools like Brackets. "Brackets is an open-source editor for web design and development built on top of web technologies such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript. The project was created and is maintained by Adobe, and is released under an MIT License."

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Designing for Decoder Glasses, Print and Web
Michael Buchmiller CSS-Tricks 2012/03/01

Every day the CSS-Tricks website has one or another nifty design trick on offer. I always read them, even if I don't have time to apply them or space to pass them on. And then's there's the occasional absolute gem, like today's. Michael Buchmiller, the Creative Manager at BlueHornet, shows us how to design a web page with a secret message encoded in it - with the decoding glasses built into the design (see here). Sure, it's just a yellow-blue colour trick, but the effect is great and I can only begin to imagine how many ways it could be used for educational content - x-ray glasses, where's Waldo, Let's Make a Deal, Night Vision, and more. Today: Total:2237 [Comment] [Direct Link]

Group Design Project: Rate Three Candy Bars In Order
Chris Coyier CSS-Tricks 2011/10/20

I'm less interested in the design problem and rather more interested in TinkerBin, the place where people are supposed to put their solutions. TinkerBin is a great little web-based applications that gives you a space to enter your HTML, CSS and Javascript, and view the results right away. Here's a sample. Here's another (these are hard to find, as there's no index). Tinkerbin is by no means alone. See also this example from JSFiddle. There's also JSBin. Here are several more sandboxes. Today: Total:880 [Comment] [Direct Link]

AnythingSlider 1.4
Chris Coyier CSS-Tricks 2010/10/04

I like devices like this: the 'Anything Slider' will put basically anything - photos, movies, text - into a slider. You can set the slider to advance automatically or have the viewer click through. It's a fun trick but should be used appropriately - the slider format, for example, is not appropriate for this PC Magazine article on forgotten games. We don't want to slide from one screen shot to the next, we want to read about the games. And the information is there, if you scroll for it. But the slider format forces the author to select some of the 'forgotten games' based on theior visual appear, which means some of them are fairly recent and not forgotten at all. Meanwhile, classics like Nettrek and Adventure, the grandfathers of them all, are genuinely forgotten. Today: Total:1095 [Comment] [Direct Link]

CSS Off Results
Chris Coyier CSS-Tricks

Those that like the minutia of design will really enjoy this list of winners from the CSS Off contest. The contestants were given a design to implement and the entries were judges against a strict set of criteria. So the pages look very similar, but the differences will stand out. These are experts at work and it really is a pleasure to look at the results.
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