HTML Best Pratices and Tips

Stumbled across 30 HTML Best Practices post by Jeffrey Way (editor with Nettuts) and found it worth sharing.
Though the article title suggests it’s for beginners but I would say its useful for experts too. You may find lot of such articles via google search but I like the way Jeffrey has written.

I had created 3R theory for myself sometime back, you can try and see if it adds value for you.

  • Read
  • Remember
  • Render in your style (not replicate)

happy working!

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CSS3 Possibilities (Part – 1)

Create shadow effects with CSS

Gives flexibility to designers to play freely with the shadow effects. So next you want to play with your creativity, don’t hesitate with the shear thought of execution or UI developer standing with a ‘Not Possible’ board. Simply direct him to this link 🙂

Create progressive background image with CSS

Best feature – Scales images proportionality, without Continue reading

Google pays tribute to Martha Graham

Google Doodle for Martha Graham (American dancer and choreographer) left me awestruck by the animation of Martha dancing and the impressions by her movement form into word – Google. The smoothness of figure with drapes flowing so seamlessly kept me pressing F5 again and again to digest the flawless work. Especially when the character forms double ‘o’ by flying into the air and the closure with a  powerful leap.

Initially it seemed like a flash work till I realized it was animation using JavaScript with CSS sprites. By simply looking at the storyboard of this sprite the effort of the designer is clearly reflected.

Ryan Woodward has done an amazing job here in providing Continue reading

War between YouTube and Vimeo?

vimeo_war_youtubeCopyright gettyimages.com

According to Nielsen analysis of consumer behavior suggests 70% of worldwide internet users watch videos online. And I agreed with them as I also most of the time while searching for a product demo, song, tutorial video, national/international advertisements just move towards youtube.com and when I’m looking for talks related to specific topics Vimeo is the way to go.

Younger the faster or Older the wiser?

Though Youtube is a year younger than Vimeo and surprisingly Youtube spread its wings more faster into this space. YT was the product created by 3 ex-employees of Paypal, who later sold it to Google. Now its one of the popular online video site. Youtube moved towards social networking mode allowing users Continue reading

Remove background from an image – Photoshop Techniques

There are times when as designers we need to quickly churn out few designs and we keep looking for the right images.

Frantically searching multiple photo-stock sites in different tabs and the ticking minutes just add to the aggravation. Still we are just not able to get the right shot with the right background. Looking at the heavily designed backgrounds in an image with the thought of extracting an object from it gives goose pimples to some of the designers.

I found a very helpful tutorial which provides different techniques for Continue reading

Match the colors of Mac Photoshop with Windows

In most of the design communities that I subscribe to, I find designers facing difficulty related to colors displayed on a Windows machine for the creatives designed on a MacBook. Though the software used to access the design is same (Adobe Photoshop) but the moment file is accessed on Windows Photoshop, the result is devastating. Colors look washed out and whole creativity seems dead.

We all know that Mac OSX have an excellent reproduction of colors and high quality display. Henceforth we might not be able to meet the colors display 100% but at least 85% can be captured in Windows Photoshop

This was a problem I had also faced and below is what I found as a resolution:-) Continue reading

3G in India – It’s a new world!

Nowadays technology is entering into all parts of our lifestyle. It’s no more just about checking emails and chatting with friends. Internet technology has now moved on to a new level where you think about an idea and bingo! its already available in market or is in the incubation stage. The technology now allows us to compile multiple gadgets and provide some unbelievable results. You simply need to snap your fingers in right way to experience the magic.

This sometimes amazes me how naturally we adapt to this magnificent world, do we realize what all must have gone behind making it the way it is? Continue reading