Create CSS3 just got a little SASSy.

2nd January 2014

Happy new year everyone and welcome to 2014!

Every year I get a bit of time off over the holiday season and I like to spend a portion of that time fixing up my websites and working on my side projects. This years mission was to overhaul and integrate 4 of my key sites together (My Personal Website, This Blog, Digital Cake Podcast & Create CSS3).

Today I want to talk about Create CSS3.

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Creating & learning CSS3 just got even easier!

20th January 2013

Some of you are probably already aware about my site Create CSS3 which allows you to generate prefixed CSS3 super quickly and easily. To this day it is one of the only generators that supports all the prefixes for the major browser (most only support webkit and moz). I’ve been so happy with how easy it is to generate multi CSS3 properties so quickly. Developers from all over the world are adopting it as their favourite CSS3 generator.

I wanted to keep it a leader in the CSS3 generator space as well as make it more useful for people who are unfamiliar with CSS3. Therefore I am here today to announce a major upgrade to createcss3.com which is sure to please developers of all skill levels.

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Recap on 2012

31st December 2012

What a year 2012 has been! Especially in the web space. I feel privileged to be working in the web space at this time. We’re sitting on the cusp of the web coming out of its teenage years and becoming an adult.

Technology

HTML5 & CSS3 have proven they have what it takes to create and manipulate your on screen elements in anyway you wish. WebGL is coming through to allow high speed 3D rendering in the browser. Flash is well and truly dead as I predicted back in 2010 much to the dislike of many flash developers. The great Flash developers have started to move to HTML5 technologies, I’m sure many Flash developers will stick with the Flash software and export out as HTML5 though.

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CSS3, made easy.

12th August 2012

Okay, so I’m guilty of not updating my blog for about a year, but it’s okay, I’ve got a helpful update for you today!

Last year I showed you all how to start using CSS3 today. A year later more browsers are supporting more CSS3 properties and with IE 10 on the horizon we will likely have all the browsers supporting a lot of key CSS3 properties such as transitions and animations.

That’s all positive, but the problem is different browser versions require the prefix, newer versions don’t. This is quite annoying to keep up with and write code for. There are a stack of CSS3 generators out there, the problem is when I’m writing code I know what properties I need and want to quickly stack them together and copy them into my stylesheet. A year and a half ago I built createcss3.com which was a CSS3 generator. Back then it was simple, it just supported a basic top to bottom gradient, border radius and outer box shadow for Firefox and Webkit.

I have had a few people in my ear telling me to update it recently so I gathered all the knowledge I have learned over the past 18 months and put that into what I believe is now the best CSS3 generator out there at the moment.

Let’s take a look at why it’s so good!

CreateCSS3.com

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HTML 5 is coming [video]

16th October 2009

So unless you’ve had your head under a rock for the past year or so you’ll have heard about HTML 5. But what’s to be expected in HTML 5 and when can we start using it? Well, you could start using it today in theory, however the full HTML 5 spec isn’t quite finished meaning browsers haven’t rolled out all the features. So who’s on board and what exactly can you do?

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10 websites 10 years ago

18th September 2009

When it comes to the internet, a lot has changed in 10 years. Computers can handle a lot more processors, much more graphic detail and the speed is significant faster. This naturally has seen the web evolve, websites become more advanced and it’s users more technically savvy. Rewind 10 years ago when not many site used CSS, Javascript or even PHP, what was the web like? Lets go back, way back to 1999! Y2K anyone?

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10 handy tips for getting the most out of Coda

17th September 2009

If you’re a web developer on Mac I encourage you to get your hands on Coda by Panic. It can handle just about all of your development needs and make coding much faster. If you’ve already got it then brilliant! I’m going to run through 10 tips to get the most out of Coda, some you may know, some you may not. It’s all part of the fun! Let’s see why Coda leave it’s competitors in the dark.

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Choosing the right web host

7th September 2009

Choosing the right web host is the most vital part of any web based business yet often not enough research and consideration goes into choosing your host. ¬†Choosing the wrong host could lead to tremendous amounts of downtime and security issues. This looks bad for you as a developer and can often end up costing you or your client time and/or money. Let’s have a look at what you really should be looking for and why it’s so vital.

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7 Handy jQuery Plug-ins

4th September 2009

What I love about jQuery is how it make coding Javascript much quicker and easier. Switching to jQuery after years of experience in Javascript felt like I was going backwards because of how much easier it is. jQuery is super powerful and now speedier than ever. But it’s greatest feature is the thousands of plug-ins available for it. I’m going to have a look¬†some of the handy jQuery plug-ins I’ve come across.

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Javascript Libraries: Prototype or jQuery?

23rd August 2009

A year ago the answer was easy, Prototype. Today jQuery has grown enormously and has the largest active community out of all the Javascript libraries. But is it the right choice for you? And what is a Javascript library anyway?

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