Latest News Updates for Web Developers and Designers #2

Web Developers and designers always keen to search latest tips, techniques and trends to meet modern web standards, such as JavaScripts, CSS3/HTML5, jQuery. In our time there are many modern techniques being introduced on World Wide Web and I think everyone has to follow these techniques and scripts for best user experience. Therefore we love to find something really useful for our respected readers and visitors and in this article we have compiled another great roundup which contains latest JavaScripts, tips, techniques and trainings. Its second part of (Latest News Updates for Web Developers and Designers) and we hope you’ll find today’s collection as useful as previous for the modern web needs.

CSS Borders: The Basics And Rounded Corners

I want to begin a walk though of css borders. Borders are something I’m sure you use on most projects. Like backgrounds you’re probably familiar with css borders and yet may not be aware of some of all the properties and their values.

Make an animated search form using only CSS

Inspired by a shot on Dribbble from Morgan Allan Knutson where he showcased an animated search form using only CSS I thought I would try to re-create the effect for myself. Using a bit of CSS3 magic, the effect is actually quite easy to re-create!

CSS Background: There’s More To Know Than You Think

You likely use css backgrounds in every site you build. You give an element a background color and tell another element to let a background image repeat. How much do you know about all the other background properties?

Creative CSS3 Animation Menus

Being in the mood for experimenting with CSS3, I’d like to show you some creative menu hover effects in today’s tutorial. The idea is to have a simple composition of elements, an icon, a main title and a secondary title, that will be animated on hover using only CSS transitions and animations.

Blur Menu with CSS3 Transitions

There are so many great things we can do with the additional properties and possibilities that CSS3 brings along. Today I want to show you how to experiment with text shadows and with transitions in order to achieve a blur effect that we’ll apply to a menu on hovering over the elements. The main idea is to blur the other items while enhancing the one we are currently hovering.


Prefix-free lets you use only unprefixed CSS properties everywhere. It works behind the scenes, adding the current browser’s prefix to any CSS code, only when it’s needed.

Are CSS Tables Better Than HTML Tables?

Mention css and tables in the same sentence and controversy is sure to follow. Web designers like myself have been telling you not to use html tables for layouts and now here we have a way to create tables with css alone.

Create a Typography Based Blog Layout in HTML5

Last week I posted part one of this tutorial series covering the process of creating a typography based blog design in HTML5 and CSS3. We finished off the Photoshop concept with the design based on a strict grid and text laid out in our desired typeface. Now let’s replicate the design in a static HTML5 and CSS3 prototype before finishing it all off as a fully working WordPress theme.

Wrapping Your Head Around HTML5 Canvas: Part 2

In my last article, part 1 of this HTML5 Canvas endeavor, we got our feet wet and learned about some of the basic foundations using Canvas in correlation with JavaScript..

Flexible Slide-to-top Accordion

In today’s tutorial we’ll be creating a simple responsive accordion that, when opened, will slide to the top of the viewport and reveal the content by fading it in. The idea is to avoid that the user has to scroll the content area into place..

Wave Display Effect with jQuery

How cool is it to sometimes just display content a little bit differently? Today we want to share an experiment with you that let’s you show images and content in a unique form – a wave. The idea is to initially have some smaller thumbnails rotated and placed in the shape of a sine curve. .

Demystifying jQuery 1.7?s $.Callbacks

A brand new feature introduced in jQuery 1.7 is $.Callbacks, which we’ll be taking a look at today. $.Callbacks are a multi-purpose callbacks list object and if you’ve had a chance to play around with jQuery’s $.Deferred functionality (Julian Aubourg and I wrote about it previously), you may be surprised to know that this is one of the core building blocks that make that feature possible.

jQuery Custom Scrollbar

jQuery custom scrollbar script lets you replace the default scrollbar of overflowing content with a custom image based one instead. Both horizontal and vertical scrollbars are supported. The script once initialized also exposes several public methods for dynamically scrolling to particular points within the content. With an image as the scrollbar interface, the sky’s the limit as far as how it could look!

How to Build a Sliding One Page Portfolio with jQuery

In this tutorial, I will show you how to create an interesting jQuery-powered one-page site. One page sites are usually a great way to show your prospective clients how good you are at what you do. This one is no exception.


A combination of an image slider and an accordion, the slidorion displays beautiful images along with a variable length description. With images linked to each tab, and accompanied by a large array of effects, the slidorion is a great alternative to the traditional jQuery slider.

Alice JS

AliceJS – (A Lightweight Independent CSS Engine) is a micro JavaScript library focused on using hardware-accelerated capabilities (in particular CSS3 features) in modern browsers for generating high-quality, high-end visual effects.


Animate.css is a bunch of cool, fun, and cross-browser animations for you to use in your projects. Great for emphasis, home pages, sliders, and general just-add-water-awesomeness.

Creating an iOS-like Home Screen with CoffeeScript

Today we are going to create an iOS-like home screen using CoffeeScript – a new JavaScript based language, and the jQuery library. CoffeScript has a clean syntax that lies somewhere in between Ruby and Python. If you haven’t used any of them, don’t worry – it is not required. However you will need to be familiar with JavaScript so you can better understand the concepts behind the language.


Tangle is a JavaScript library for creating reactive documents. Your readers can interactively explore possibilities, play with parameters, and see the document update immediately. Tangle is super-simple and easy to learn.


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