CSS3 is a hot topic these days. Designers and developers are starting to widely utilize CSS3 and new tutorials are popping up nearly everyday. As a designer it is an exciting time to be at the forefront of it’s development. There are, however, many designers and developers that see browser support for CSS3 as insufficient. In their defense, not all clients are open to letting their websites look moderately different from browser to browser.
Thankfully Faruk Ateş, Paul Irish and Alex Sexton have developed a script, Modernizr, that detects CSS3, as well as HTML5, browser support and allows us to take advantage of CSS3 in compatible browsers while providing alternative fallbacks to incompatible browsers. The script adds a unique class to the html element of a page specific to each CSS3 property supported. As an example, in browsers that support CSS3 border radius a class of borderradius will be added to the html element, while in browsers without support for CSS3 border radius a class of no-borderradius will be added to the html element. This opens up a world of opportunities, giving us just what we need to fully implement CSS3 without worrying about incompatible browsers.
As with any inquisitive web designer or developer I am always looking for ways to experiment with the latest HTML and CSS source. This past spring I got engaged and set off to create a wedding website, providing me just the opportunity to play with CSS3 transforms, transitions, and animations.
My fiancé loves owls so my idea was to have an owl that moved his eyes every so often and when hovered over would raise his wings while a few light rays would spin in the background. A little excessive? Probably. Necessary? Nope. However, exactly what I was looking to do with CSS3 transforms, transitions, and animations.
With CSS3 gaining popularity so are CSS attribute selectors. CSS attribute selectors have been around for some time however CSS3 adds more selectors to the mix bringing new light to subject. Increased browser support, with nearly every major browser currently supporting attribute selectors (Internet Explorer 6 still struggles), has also added to the popularity.
So what benefit do CSS attribute selectors have to adding style to document links? CSS attribute selectors allow you to quickly and easily add styles to document links while keeping your code clean and clutter free. Ultimately, the more attractive looking your links are the more clicks they will receive.
I have never heard anyone say that a website could have too much traffic, it is unheard of. People are always looking to obtain more traffic - and rightfully so. But how do you obtain large amounts of traffic? Research shows that the majority of all traffic comes from search engines. And how do you show up in search engines? You target specific keywords and market your website or pages around these keywords. With this, ideally the more keywords you target the more traffic you will see. Follow these top 10 keyword research tips to make the most out of your targeted list of keywords.
It is amazing that with all of this technology and all of the advancements with cell phones over the past few years that the iPhone still does not have the capability to send picture messages. That is until now. The way it works is most mobile carriers offer free email to SMS/MMS gateways which forward email messages to phones. Therefore when you send an email from your iPhone to an email address specifically related to the recipients phone the email will be displayed on their phone as a picture or text message.
So how do you figure out what email corresponds to each phone? All you need to know is the person's cell phone number and carrier they are on. From here you will set up an email to be sent to [10-digit phone number]@[carrier gateway address]. Please refer to the table below for a listing major US carriers free email to SMS/MMS gateways.