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Posts from May, 2011

jQuery Plugins for Styling Checkbox & Radio Buttons

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The Checkbox and radio button versions of input elements used in forms on the web are amongst the most difficult to style according to your overall web design. These elements will display differently depending on the user’s operating system, but we can change their appearance globally with the help of jQuery. This roundup links up 12 handy resources for styling your form elements, from clean and minimal button styles to unique iPhone style toggle switches.

Create a Grid Based Web Design in HTML5 & CSS3

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Follow this step by step walkthrough of the making of a sleek website design for an eyewear brand in HTML5 and CSS3. We’ll build the HTML structure with the latest elements then style up the appearance of the site with CSS3 affects to match the original Photoshop concept with minimal use of background images.

How To Build a Sliding Feature Slideshow with jQuery

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Javascript slideshows are one of the best ways to display lots of information in a relatively small space while adding cool functionality to a web page. Let’s build our own slideshow with sliding panels navigatable by button links. You could use the slideshow to showcase featured content on your homepage, or as a simple image gallery. Either way it’s quick and easy to create with the help of a couple of handy jQuery plugins.

Showcase of Parallax Scrolling Effects in Web Design

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The parallax illusion is one of the coolest effects to hit the world of web design. This showcase rounds up the best examples of websites that have a scrolling parallax effect. Some use the effect to add a subtle treat to the website’s background, whereas others use the parallax effect more prominently to create an exciting browsing experience.

Showcase of Creative Website Designs for iPad Apps

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Websites for iPhone and iPad apps are always great fodder for creative inspiration as the projects often allow for the designers to go to town and create a beautiful design to promote the app. This showcase rounds up 35 of the most outstanding iPad app websites. Common traits include large imagery of the iPad device, subtle textures and plenty of white space around well presented content.