The contenteditable attribute

For some time now, we’ve been using various technologies to edit and store text within a web browser. Now with the contenteditable attribute, things have got a whole lot easier. In this article, HTML5Doctor is saying what is this attribute is for, how it works, and how we can take things further.

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23 Useful Online HTML5 Tools

via 23 Useful Online HTML5 Tools – DesignModo.

Are you aware that HTML5 is captivating the web by leaps and bounds? This new language is used for displaying the content on net. One can also add in audios, videos, various fonts, web graphics, drag and drop, animations to make your pages more colorful and informative. It is simply a renewed and much better version of the XHML1 or HTML4 and is also compatible to those versions.

The online sprite tool box compresses your image and puts your image in a sprite. This compression will definitely increase the speed of your images and the time of loading. The 3D sketch tool makes use of HTML Canvas for creating a 3D drawing. This is done by holding down the SPACE bar and then dragging it horizontally with the cursor. Drawing dashed lines and making the drawing to vibrate can be easily done with this. The velocity sketch tool is an exceptional online drawing tool from HTML5. One can make strange web things with this tool. Designers are sure to make some new and creative innovations out of this. The font testing tool is really good when you want to see web pages with a new font keeping. You can do this by taking font.ttf files to the top of the toolbar to appear in the list.

The pattern generator tool is good for web designers to make header backgrounds and pages. There are numerous options for you to choose from and is also easy to use. The X-Ray tool lets you see the particulars of pages of any webpage. This can be done by dragging the bookmark let on their site to your bookmarks. You can investigate by visiting the webpage, then click X-ray book mark and then your desired element. Automation plays well on various mobile or smart phones because it is based totally on HTML5 with no flash used.

The online HTML5 audio maker tool brings in new features of the audio. With this the use of audio power will increase in websites. A similar online HTML5 video maker tool has been launched to increase the use of video for different websites. There are also various powerful animation tools for working online as well as offline. Some of the latest versions of online tools are not well-known to web designers. The above tools are noteworthy for their creativity and informativeness.

Amazing Examples of Using Media Queries for Responsive Web Design

via 20 Amazing Examples of Using Media Queries for Responsive Web Design | Design Shack.

Responsive web design is one of the hottest topics among designers and developers right now. If you’re not quite sure what it’s all about, we’ll walk you through what it is, how it works and how CSS media queries are something you need to start incorporating into your own designs.

To top it all off, we’ll finish with twenty seriously impressive of responsive designs that use media queries to present experiences specifically catered to different visitors.

What Are Media Queries?

CSS3 has brought about a ton of fancy visual effects such as shadows and animations, but what about practical improvements? Is there anything about CSS3 that actually improves the way you can build websites from a usability standpoint?

The answer is a resounding “yes” and is due largely to the inclusion of media queries. Media queries are incredibly useful because they solve a huge problem that arose quite suddenly in web design: the need to design for vastly different screen sizes.

User screen sizes have always differed but for the most part this difference was limited to a few inches and you could bet on a huge majority of your audience fitting within parameters that were fairly easy to design around. These days though you have some users on a 27″ Apple cinema display and others on a 3.5″ smartphone.

That’s a huge difference and there are plenty of stops along the way. The ever-growing number of devices that are web friendly make it increasingly difficult for designers to present one static solution that caters to everyone’s needs.

This need has given birth to the idea of responsive web design, which goes far beyond fluid page widths and actually dramatically changes the layout of a page as the size of the browser window or device screen size changes. Media queries are one of the most powerful tools for meeting this goal because they allow the designer to set special CSS according to certain pre-established rules.

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New HTML5 Features to Improve your Web Form

New HTML5 Features to Improve your Web Form.

HTML5 introduces numerous new options to create more functional web forms. In this article, I’ll show you exciting new HTML5 features to improve your forms and make them more functional and user-friendly.

Please note that HTML5 is an emerging technique. These examples are not intended for use on a production site. Results may vary according to browser implementation. Please use Chrome or Safari for best results.

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How to use HTML5 in your client work right now | HTML5 Doctor

I was presenting some designs to a client a couple of weeks ago when this question came up: “Will you be building this site with HTML5 in mind?” Naturally, I was happy to answer that one! It went a little like this:

Me:

We’ll build the whole thing with HTML5 if that’s okay with you guys. One question though: do you know what percentage of your visitors use Internet Explorer without JavaScript to view your site?

Client:

Erm, I don’t really know, and I wouldn’t want to lose those visitors. Maybe we’d better not build it in HTML5 after all.

Me:

Whoa there! No need to be so hasty. We don’t have to use HTML5 exclusively, but we can still use it to develop specific parts of the site. How does that sound?

Client:

Great! Let’s do it!

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How to get HTML5 working in IE and Firefox 2 | HTML5 Doctor

via How to get HTML5 working in IE and Firefox 2 | HTML5 Doctor.

HTML 5 may be the latest and greatest technology, but some browsers don’t have native support for the new semantic elements. Let’s momentarily forget about the really sexy functionality, like full control over the <video> element, and just focus on getting the elements rendered.

The problematic A-grade browsers include IE 8 and below, Firefox 2, and Camino 1 (these last two browsers both use the Gecko rendering engine, which is why they’re both affected).

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10 online tools to simplify HTML5 coding

via 10 online tools to simplify HTML5 coding | CatsWhoCode.com.

HTML5 is definitely going to revolutionize the way we create website and web apps. In this article, I have compiled 10 awesome tools to simplify and enhance your HTML5 coding.

Initializr


Starting anew HTML5-based website? Just visit Initializr to get started. Initializr will generate for you a clean customizable template based on Boilerplate with just what you need to start.
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Responsive images using cookies

via Responsive images using cookies | Keith Clark.

A while ago now, Keith Clark tweeted about using cookies as a means of serving images to a browser based on the size of the device viewport. Scott Jehl has already implemented the idea into a branch of his responsive images script but now that I have a platform to document my ideas I’ve decided to write up my approach to responsive images.

CSS media queries allow us to develop flexible designs that adapt to the device rendering them. Initially designers worked in a “desktop-down” fashion designing for large screen sizes, working down to the smallest. This approach has since been challenged and now projects such as Mobile Boilerplate and ‘320 and Up ‘ are encouraging a “mobile-up” approach to design.

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IE conditional comments and asset load order

IE conditional comments and asset load order | Keith Clark.

Yesterday I was experimenting with a few ideas for decreasing the start-up time of selectivizr (something I’ll be posting about in the future). Part of the testing process was to establish if the position of the selectivizr script in a document had any affect on its start-up time. While testing I noticed an interesting side effect relating to the way assets are downloaded when they are mixed with conditional comments. I couldn’t find any specific information on this behavior so I thought I’d document my findings here.

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How to create offline HTML5 web apps in 5 easy steps | CatsWhoCode.com

via How to create offline HTML5 web apps in 5 easy steps | CatsWhoCode.com.

Among all cool new features introduced by HTML5, the possibility of caching web pages for offline use is definitely one of my favorites. Today, I’m glad to show you how you can create a page that will be available for offline browsing.

Getting started

1 – Add HTML5 doctype

The first thing to do is create a valid HTML5 document. The HTML5 doctype is easier to remember than ones used for xhtml:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
  ...

 

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