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Create CSS Animations on the Fly

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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CSS animations are lightweight and smooth, and thanks to the death of Internet Explorer 6 they are now widely accessible in most modern browsers. While most designers are likely familiar with the basic transitions and animations, the CCS3 standard includes features for much more advanced animations that can provide visual impact without drastically increasing load times.  The team at Stylie created a useful tool to quickly create CSS animations on the fly and grab the necessary CSS rules to implement the animations in your next project.  As always check with your projects analytics to verify that the majority of users can take advantage of the new animations, if not, you’ll want to include a fallback to make sure every user has a similar experience.

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Marx Stylish CSS Reset

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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CSS reset rules have been around for years, helping designers to restore the baseline styles that pesky browser’s like to apply across the board. The is a raw CSS based reset stylesheet that doesn’t rely on scripting or classes to get the job done. It is a lightweight and simple reset, best suited for projects that do not rely on attribute-heavy frameworks. Author Matthew Blode took care to ensure that base styles included clean typography and are fully responsive as well as mobile friendly.  By avoiding the use of classes, the stylesheet is ready to be included directly with little customisation needed to bring the clean style rules to your next project.

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Small PDF

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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The personal document file or PDF is one of the most widely used formats on the internet. Though the filetype is commonplace in almost every office environment, tools to combine, merge and compress PDFs are not so widespread or easy to work with. While there are a number of software options for managing PDFs, the team at SmallPDF have put together an array of functions to compress, split, merge and edit PDF files right from the comfort of your browser. Not only can you perform an array of advanced functions like converting images into PDF files, but all the tools are available for free, no account or login necessary.

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Snabbt.js Animation Library

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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Animation libraries enable developers to quickly include complex and smooth animations into projects faster than ever before. While most developers are familiar with the more common libraries, there are a number of lesser-known ones that provide both functional and lightweight solutions for animations and other effects. The snabbt.js library by Daniel Lundin uses modern browser capability to perform animations as fast as possible, without dominating too many resources.  This approach suits mobile applications perfectly, providing smooth and fast transitions.  The snabbt.js library works in environments both with and without jQuery.

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HTML5 Please

  • Posted By: Jason Taetsch
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New standards for web languages provide designers and developers with the opportunity to further their skills and unlock new possibilities in their projects. However on the flip side, learning new attributes and discarding now obsolete tags can add significant debugging time to a project. Use the HTML5PLease tool to quickly reference which new attributes are widely accepted in the latest browsers and which ones have yet to be adapted and should be used with caution. The tool also includes information on which prefixes should be used and if the new HTML5 attributes will function properly on mobile or tablet devices.