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Create Quick and Easy Progress Bar Charts with HTML5 and CSS3

The official January 2011 launch of the robust HTML5 has brought with it a number of powerful coding elements. Among them is the <progress> tag, a very useful tool in putting together quick, attractive online presentations. CSS3 provides a highly flexible methodology for customizing default HTML5 tags. At present, both technologies are undergoing considerable revision. ‘Pseudo-elements’, such as those prefixed by -moz- and -webkit-, were implemented within the CSS3 framework...

Allowing Users to Resize Web Page Elements with CSS3

With CSS3 you can give your users a greater level of control over how they view your pages without having to employ complex JavaScript functions. Using the resize property in CSS3, you can set elements to be automatically resizable. These elements appear within the browser with a subtle indicator at the bottom right corner letting users know that the element is resizable. On clicking and dragging the corner, the user can resize your element. The resize property in itself is not complex, but can have...

Rotating Web Page Elements Using The CSS3 Rotate Transform

With CSS3, you can rotate Web page elements by a specified number of degrees, clockwise or anti-clockwise. With a small amount of HTML and JavaScript code in conjunction with CSS declarations, you can also animate these rotations. In this tutorial we will work through the process of rotating an image element by varying amounts as well as animating the function, initiating the rotation on user interaction with the page. Create a Page ... Save a new HTML file in your chosen editor, using the following...

How to Make Smooth Transitions with CSS3

In the past, the W3C debated whether page transitions belong in our CSS stylesheets, under the domain of web designers, or in our code, under the domain of web developers.  After much lobbying by both designers and developers, they created a working draft for transitions. Once this specification is officially adopted, CSS3 Transitions will become a standard tool in web browsers. Until that time, we had to rely on vendor prefixes for this feature. NOTE: IE9 does not support the CSS3 Transitions...

Transforming Elements in 3D Using CSS3

With CSS3, you can apply animated effects on Web page elements in 3D as well as 2D. In this tutorial we will go through the basics of rotating in 3 dimensions and will combine these transforms with the scale and translate transforms for more complex results. We will also add a basic level of interaction to animate the effects as the user interacts with the page. Create a Page with an Image Element ... Create a basic page with a CSS section in the head area, as follows: <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head>...

Using Backgrounds in CSS3

With CSS3, developers and designers can utilize an enhanced range of options for Web page backgrounds. New options include the ability to use multiple background images, to specify size properties for background images, and to define background origin and clipping in terms of the CSS box model. In this tutorial we will work through various options using these new techniques, demonstrating the CSS syntax for each one. Create a Page ... Create a Web page with a single element and an area for your CSS declarations...

Skewing Web Page Elements Using The CSS3 Skew Transform

With CSS3, you can transform the appearance of Web page elements. The skew transform allows you to skew a particular element or group of elements, by supplying a number of degrees to skew along the X and Y axes. Your code needs to be tailored to the specific browsers supporting CSS3 and you do, of course, need to remember that not all browsers support these properties yet. The CSS3 skew transform can execute as the user interacts with your pages, and you can optionally include a transition within the effect....

Scaling Web Page Elements Using The CSS3 Scale Transform

CSS3 transforms allow you to apply various visual effects to the items in your Web pages, including scaling elements to either increase or decrease their size. The scale transform requires only a single CSS declaration, but to ensure your pages work in the different CSS3 supporting browsers, you do need to add amended versions of the declaration to your code. As with any transform, you can apply the CSS3 scale effect on user interaction, as well as using an animated transition. Create a Page ... Create...
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