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Dabblet – CSS HTML Test

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Test out CSS and HTML code snippets before you use them in a design project thanks to the folks over at Dabblet. is a browser tool that allows users to test out CSS, HTML and JavaScript right from the comfort of a browser window without saving an item and exporting it to a debugging environment. The tool features a live view window as well as a full screen option to see how your code will render on a viewer’s screen.  Designers can save their code by creating a free login or save their code anonymously to share with the Dabblet community.

Responsive Calculator

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Responsive web designs are developed to handle the unique visual requirements of mobile devices, tablets and traditional displays.  The Responsive Calculator speeds up the design process by converting .PSD files into a basic HTML5 template that is ready to be turned into a responsive webpage. The tool transforms pixel based images into HTML and also includes the basic styling elements and layout such as padding, margins and borders.

CSS Lint

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With CSS, as with many web languages, there are more than one way to achieve a design goal. Unfortunately, many developers waste time and energy writing CSS that could be completed with a simpler syntax or with more modern attributes and conditions. Nicholas C. Zakas and Nicole Sullivan developed CSS Lint to parse through lines of code and point out errors or patterns that could cause problems when displaying the content in a browser. CSS Lint includes a built-in and comprehensive options menu that allows developers to pick and choose which errors and and rules the tool will check when reviewing the code.

Animated Bar Graphs

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Graphics and visualizations are a must have for adequately representing complex numerical data in an easily digestible format. Though graphics are normally handled in the realm of PhotoShop and other design programs, Derek Mack of Smashing Magazine put together this tutorial to help web designers create an animated bar graph solely using HTML, CSS and jQuery. The tutorial walks designers through the process of building and interactive and animated bar graph from a simple Table element that rivals the visual appeal of static graphics and ultimately exceeds their functionality.

CSS Loading Animations

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Data heavy pages can put a drag on the loading process, either frustrating visitors with long load times or turning them away entirely. The team at Tympanus put together this tutorial on to let your site’s visitors know that the page is working properly and will be fully loaded with just a little patience. The tutorial creates an entirely CSS driven loading icon that can be easily customized for color themes, duration, speed and alternate animations. While JavaScript animations can also achieve the same effect, CSS animations are easily scalable and are faster than JavaScript since they rely on the browser’s engine.