40+ New Significant HTML5 And CSS3 Tips/Techniques/Tutorials

CSS 3 and HTML 5 are able to change the way you design Web sites. Both include many new features and functions that one can not begin to see how they work. CSS3 is providing new techniques and advanced features in the design. These new features and design techniques make it much easier create a website.

Here are 40+ tutorials, tips and techniques to start with CSS3 and HTML5. A listing brings CSS Gallery Many of the techniques discussed are supported to some extent in some modern browsers such as Safari and Firefox with the widest support, so you can start immediately, lets have a look and start using..

How to Build Cross-Browser HTML5 Forms

In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at how to serve HTML5 forms to modern browsers, while compensating for older browsers by using a mix of Webforms2, Modernizr, jQuery UI and assorted jQuery Plugins.

Let’s Create Paper with CSS

If we’re smart with our shadows, gradients, and borders, we can relatively easily create nice looking notepad paper with just CSS3. I’ll show you exactly how in this week’s video tutorial.

Build a Kickbutt CSS-Only 3D Slideshow

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create a 3D slideshow using only HTML and CSS. No JavaScript required! Fire up Safari and let’s get started!

Getting Started with HTML 5 and CSS 3 in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5

Adobe’s Worldwide Web Evangelist joins us to show how to create HTML 5 web pages and do design using CSS 3 in Adobe Dreamweaver CS5.

Getting Started with HTML Emails

HTML emails are a great way to keep clients posted on the latest updates related to your business or product, but they’re a bit tricky. CSS support in email clients is inconsistent. As a result, we must resort to ancient techniques, such as using tables, and inline CSS. Today, I’m going to walk you through the process of creating simple HTML emails.

Building Persistent Sticky Notes with Local Storage

HTML5 local storage is like cookies on steroids; it’s incredibly simple to use and yet still so powerful. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create “sticky notes” functionality, that allows your users to take persistent notes while browsing your site.

CSS3 Loading Spinner

I made a little CSS3 rotate-y loading graphic thing just for kicks. Here’s an animated GIF of the glory as it appears in WebKit.

Build Awesome Practical CSS3 Buttons

What once required background images and icons can now be created with plain-old CSS. Because modern browsers have access to things like box shadow, gradients, rounded corners, text-shadows, and font-face, we can finally take advantage of this and remove any need for images, when creating visual elements, such as buttons! I’ll show you how in today’s video tutorial.

How to Build a Kick-Butt CSS3 Mega Drop-Down Menu

Often used on e-commerce or large scale websites, mega menus are becoming more and more popular, as they offer an effective solution to displaying a lot of content while keeping a clean layout. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to build a cross-browser, awesome CSS-only drop-down mega menu, using nice CSS3 features.

Recreating Tumblr’s “Updating…” page using pure CSS3

Each and every day we’re witnessing more and more HTML/CSS3 tutorials, experiments and projects; new standards are being pushed not just by web developers, but by prominent and popular services, such as Google, Apple and lately even Microsoft..

CSS3 font-face or how to use a custom font for your website

Web designers have been constrained to use a limited number of safe-fonts due to the dependence of being available on various computers and operating systems. CSS3 changed that by introducing a feature that allows you to use any font for your website.

Build an Awesome Image Gallery with jQuery, Modernizr, and CSS3

Even though we’re definitely living in the Flickr Age (apparently that’s the one that comes right after the Age of Aquarius), there’s still something so lovely about being able to spread a big boxful of photos over my kitchen table.

Create an Exploding Logo with CSS3 and MooTools or jQuery

When MooTools contributor and moo4q creator Ryan Florence first showed me his outstanding CSS animation post, I was floored.  His exploding text effect is an amazing example of the power of CSS3 and a dash of JavaScript.

Cross-browser CSS gradient buttons

Recently I talked about CSS cross-browser gradients and last week I wrote again about CSS3 gradients. So what I’m going to do today? I will show you how to put the CSS gradient feature in practical use. In this article you will see how you can create a set of gradient buttons just with CSS (no images).

Rotating billboard using only CSS3

When I just finished creating the animated 3d helix, I came up with an idea that would look a lot like that one. Instead of having the flip animation on top of each other, I wanted to have them placed next to each other. This looks a lot like an animation most of you will know; a rotating billboard.

How to create a cool and usable CSS3 search box

In this new article, you’ll learn how create a cool and usable CSS3 search box using the HTML5 placeholder attribute. For the browsers that don’t support this new HTML attribute, fallback is created using Modernizr’s feature detection.

Checkerboard, striped & other background patterns with CSS3 gradients

You’re probably familiar with CSS3 gradients by now, including the closer to the standard Mozilla syntax and the ugly verbose Webkit one. I assume you know how to add multiple color stops, make your gradients angled or create radial gradients. What you might not be aware of, is that CSS3 gradients can be used to create many kinds of commonly needed patterns, including checkered patterns, stripes and more.

How To Create a Cute Popup Bar With HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery

Today we’ll be creating a bar that pops up at the top of a page, and stays above the content (similar to ‘hellobar’). The popup bar was only tested in Chrome and Safari and may not work in other browsers. The bar can be used to display information, for example your latest blog post, to the user.

CSS gradients – quick tutorial

CSS3 gradients aren’t something new, but because of cross browser incompatibility, they weren’t used that much until now. However, you should know that they are available to use in Safari, Chrome (Webkit) and Mozilla Firefox (from 3.6) browsers. With this post I will show you how to use CSS gradients for some major browsers: Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE (surprise!).


Designing Search Boxes with HTML5 and CSS3

Search is one of the most important part of any website. Here I will show a few practical techniques for designing search forms and a few tricks to make usable and good-looking search functionality.

Dark Button Navigation Using CSS3

I recently came across a great looking set of navigational buttons designed by Orman Clark of Premium Pixels. I’m a big fan of his design style and decided to whip together a quick CSS3/HTML version of the buttons. Check out the demo and feel free to download the example zip file as well.

How to Create A Multi-Step Signup Form With CSS3 and jQuery

In this tutorial we will see how to create a simple multi-step signup form using CSS3 and jQuery. To spice up things a bit, we will include progress bar with the form, so the users will be able to see the percentage of form completion.

Case Study: Getting Hardboiled with CSS3 2D Transforms

This is part of a series of guest posts covering tips and tricks for working with CSS. These techniques, along with web fonts, make rich interactive sites achievable with simple and accessible standards-based markup and CSS. Today’s guest post was written by Andy Clarke, author of Hardboiled Web Design. In this example we’ll use CSS3 two-dimensional transforms to add realism to a row of hardboiled private detectives’ business cards.

Making labels with CSS3

I’m working on a redesign and am looking into the possibilities of CSS3. I made a Photoshop mockup for an “elsewhere on the internet” page in which i wanted to list social networks on a different way. So I made “flags” placed next to each other where each flag represents a “social network”.

HTML5 logo using CSS3

As you probably found out, yesterday, the The World-Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has unveiled the HTML5 Logo. They launched more than a logo as they got also a full branding, including badges, t-shirts and stickers.So, I suppose that’s a good thing, that HTML5 got some branding, sounds very interesting! While looking at it and admiring it, as I find it very nice, I thought about how can I do it with CSS3 (typically for me).


Sexy Image Hover Effects using CSS3

In this post I am going to show to How to create a sexy css effect on image hover.This kinda effect you have seen before in Flash or in javascript as well.But why use Flash or js when CSS can do the same work.So lets do it …

How to Make a CSS3 Floating Follow Tab with Rollover Effects

Learn how to use CSS3 to create a nice, translucent Newsletter/RSS/Twitter/Facebook tab with rounded corners, gradient background and drop shadow. Full example and code download included.

Animated CSS3 helix using 3d transforms

One of the most popular articles on Marcofolio.net in 2010 was the 3d animation using pure CSS3. In my opinion, it was one of the best articles for myself as well, since I learned some pretty neat stuff about CSS3 and 3d capibilities. Shortly after I placed my article online, Chris Spooner wrote a very cool article called Super Cool CSS Flip Effect with Webkit Animation. It showed me some great other 3d techniques that can be achieved using pure CSS3. Those two articles inspired me to create yet another very cool 3d CSS demo, that I like to call an Animated CSS3 helix using 3d transforms.

Display social icons in a beautiful way using CSS3

Although I didn’t like CSS animations at first, the more I work with it, the more I do like the way it’s implemented. A couple of days ago, I visited a website called Pubwich. The overall design of the website looks pretty good, but the part with the social media buttons attracted me even more. When you hover a icon, a small tooltip is displayed with the name of the social media. All other icons have a low opacity.

PSD/HTML Conversion: Elegant and Simple CSS3 Web Layout

This is Part 2 of tutorial series. The first part dealt with creating a web design mockup of an elegant and simple blog web design. You should do Part 1 before attempting this tutorial so that you to gain the most benefit.

WanderWall – A jQuery, CSS3 & HTML5 Hover-Based Interface

Hey guys. Today I’m going to teach you how to create a useful hover-based user interface using jQuery, CSS3, HTML5 and @font-face. Why a hover-based interface? you might ask. Well, with the popularity of touch-based web applications simplifying the way that people can use sites on mobile devices, I think that there’s room for us to look into ways of making it even easier for people to use sites in desktop-based browsers too..

Create Animated Landscape using Pure CSS3

Some months ago we have created an animated landscape using Photoshop and jQuery. So today we just decided to create some what same effect with pure CSS3 technology. Below is the stepwise instruction to create animated landscape with css3.

Making Better Select Elements with jQuery and CSS3

When creating your web designs, you are always striving for a consistent look across the different browsers. Unfortunately, one of the most fundamental elements of your website – the browser controls – also prove the most difficult to style. Some of them, like the select element, are impossible to change beyond a certain extent. This is why, today we are building a script that is going to take an ordinary select element, and replace it with a better looking, markup powered version, while keeping all the functionality intact.

Subtle CSS3 Typography that you’d Swear was Made in Photoshop

Thanks to text shadows, outlines, transitions, and even text gradients, we can now create cool typography that you’d swear had to be made with a program like Photoshop. Nope, all CSS3 baby! Let’s take a look in this video quick tip.

Create A Clean and Stylish CSS3 Contact Form

In this tutorial we’re going to look at a range of different CSS3 effects – in particular, we’ll be creating background gradients, adding shadows to elements, applying some rounded corners, and adding a couple of simple animation effects.

Build a HTML5/CSS3 Website Layout Without Images – Part 1

Ever since all the articles showcasing the new features in HTML5 and CSS3 started appearing around the web, I have had the idea of building a website layout without any images. With all the advancements in HTML5 & CSS3 (compared to previous respectable specs) it wouldn’t be too hard to create a decent-looking website that wouldn’t have to rely on images for the layout elements.

Build a HTML5/CSS3 Website Layout Without Images – Part 2

In the first part of this article – Build a HTML5/CSS3 Website Layout Without Images – Part 1, we have finished explaining all the HTML5 elements used in the code of our demo’s index.html page and today we will discuss the CSS properties used to make it pretty.

Create a Slick Menu using CSS3

In this article I am trying to mimic the navigation menu in Dragon Interactive website using only CSS (no images, no JavaScript).

How to Create a Drop-down Nav Menu with HTML5, CSS3 and jQuery

In this tutorial, we’ll take a look and see what we can achieve with HTML5 and CSS3 when it comes to the staple of current web sites: the humble drop-down navigation menu. We’ll also use jQuery to handle the effects and add the finishing touches for us.

Coding a CSS3 & HTML5 One-Page Website Template

Web development is an area in which you have to keep up with the latest technologies and techniques, so that you are at the top of your game.  And no wonder – this is an area which changes with an amazing pace. What is the standard now will be obsolete in just a couple of years. Today we are making a HTML5 web template, using some of the new features brought by CSS3 and jQuery, with the scrollTo plug-in. As HTML5 is still a work in progress, you can optionally download a XHTML version of the template here.

How We’ll be Building Websites in 5 Years: HTML5 and CSS3 Layout

Since HTML5 and CSS3 aren’t going to be supported in all the browsers, especially not older ones like IE6, we can try and make it work in everything, but it won’t look the same in all of the browsers. For instance, rounded corners wont work in IE or Opera, but it wont affect the usability of that web page. Likewise, the flexible box model only works in Firefox and Webkit.

Simple Website Layout Tutorial Using HTML 5 and CSS 3

As most of us know HTML 5 has created a big buzz on internet and is sure to give Adobe a hard time. Apple believes that HTML5 is what will define the web and would love to see more developers adopt it instead of Flash. Now that big video sites such as YouTube are testing support for HTML5 (Mashable).


In this tutorial, we’re going to take a look at how to serve HTML5 forms to modern browsers, while compensating for older browsers by using a mix of Webforms2, Modernizr, jQuery UI and assorted jQuery Plugins.

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