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Pure CSS DropDown Menu using :target pseudo class

Today, CSS3 has become a buzzword of modern web designers and developers around the globe. With its ground-breaking features, CSS3 has made a profound impact on the web designer community by making the lives of web designers easier and fun filled. Here in this post I am going to explain such a cool CSS3 feature called :target Pseudo Class. By playing around and experimenting with the :target pseudo class, I have developed a cool looking pure CSS dropdown menu. This ...

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My first wordpress plugin – Delicious Bookmark Button with realtime bookmark count

del.icio.us needs no introduction, and if you still do not use delicious bookmarking service, there is something obviously missing in your life! Delicious is a famous social bookmarking site that has achieved rapid popularity and growth ever since it was being purchased by Yahoo Inc in 2005. Delicious is my all-time favorite bookmarking service. Many features have contributed to this, including the website's simple interface, human-readable URL scheme, a novel domain name, a simple REST-like API, and RSS feeds for ...

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Free High-Resolution Social-Media Iconset - PriceTag Style

I am really happy to present my first FREE icon set here, which was actually created to use in my personal blog, but later I have decided to share it online. There are total 18 social media icons including twitter, facebook, linkedin, orkut, myspace etc... and it comes in two sizes of transparent PNG 24-bit format. The photoshop source file (PSD) is also included, so that you can modify and create different versions if required. And they are all free, ...

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Cool Sprites – Free overlapped CSS menu using CSS Sprites

It is said that 70 to 80 percentage of the end-user response time is spent on the front-end. A major portion of this time is exhausted on downloading all the external components in a web page including, stylesheet, images, scripts, flash etc. An extra HTTP request adds 200+ milliseconds to a page (worldwide average). Since most of today’s browsers limit about 3 or 4 parallel requests at a time, a page with so many external references can cause the ...

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RGBa vs Opacity: The Difference Explained

To be able to effectively handle the alpha transparency or opacity of a particular element purely using CSS/HTML was the dream of any web designer. Because, with alpha transparency or opacity they can make visually more beautiful and easily maintainable websites with less effort. Now with CSS3 we can achieve these using properties such as RGBa and Opacity. What is RGBa? In addition to RGB (Red Blue Green) CSS3 has introduced a new feature to color setting, which is called RGBA. ...

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Pure CSS DropDown Menu using :target pseudo class

By: Deepu Balan on 06/17/11 11:24 PM 49 Comments »
Today, CSS3 has become a buzzword of modern web designers and developers around the globe. With its ground-breaking features, CSS3 has made a profound impact on the web designer community by making the lives of web designers easier and fun filled. Here in this post I am going to explain such a cool CSS3 feature called :target Pseudo Class. By playing around and experimenting with the :target pseudo class, I have developed a cool looking pure CSS dropdown menu. This menu is developed wholly using CSS and HTML, no images or javascripts used. Hence it is easily customizable for anyone […] Continue Reading...

How classifieds can help your freelance business

By: Deepu Balan on 05/4/11 3:30 PM 3 Comments »
Tips and tricks to increase freelance income One of the biggest issues at the core of freelancing is the need of a more or less steady flow of clients and assignments. Freelancing often means swinging between too much and too little work but, in crowded sectors such as web design freelancing, many have more problems on the “too little work” side, and find it hard to acquire new clients. A sometimes overlooked possibility is to use the jobs section of a classified site. Many people rightfully suggest to start a blog or learn some basics of SEO when organizing a freelance business. However it can take months, […] Continue Reading...

Collection of more than 35 beautiful cartoon wallpapers for kids

By: Deepu Balan on 04/27/11 10:48 PM 34 Comments »
beautiful high quality cartoon images and wallpapers for your kids Here is a collection of some gorgeous and colorful cartoon images or wallpapers which I have bookmarked recently for my little one. There is a hidden magical power inside these cartoons to make kids and elders sit and watch at them for hours. During my childhood I used to draw cartoon characters such as Mickey mouse, Donald duck, Pluto etc very often mainly because I love them, moreover they were comparatively easier for my hands to draw. High quality vector cartoon images are commonly used for kids sticker printing and kids room poster printing. Here is a collection of more […] Continue Reading...

Text-overflow CSS3 property explained – Pure CSS solution to get ellipsis

By: Deepu Balan on 11/27/10 9:54 PM 27 Comments »
The introduction of CSS3 brings revolutionary changes to the day-to-day life of web designers. There are so many crazy new features that CSS3 has in store for us. Things which were usually done with complex javascript code can now be easily done with CSS3. One such feature is known as Text-Overflow. Sometimes through the web design process we may have to clip some dynamic text before it’s being wrapped to the next line of a fixed width box. At the same time we want to provide a visual hint to the user that some text-clipping has been occurred and the […] Continue Reading...

Free high resolution twitter bird icons and images

By: Deepu Balan on 08/6/10 4:54 PM 19 Comments »
Twitter is gaining more popularity day after day. This wonderful microblogging tool has been widely used by internet-savvy individual marketers as well as big marketing companies and many other people’s for various purposes. Twitter helps marketing guys deliver news about promotional items and discount coupons to its huge customers base instantly within seconds. News / media companies use twitter to publish breaking news and to offer real-time coverage. Product development companies use twitter to extend customer service support and to answer queries and requests. Similarly twitter has been used by various people for different purposes. Here is a free twitter […] Continue Reading...

My first wordpress plugin – Delicious Bookmark Button with realtime bookmark count

By: Deepu Balan on 07/17/10 12:49 AM 41 Comments »
del.icio.us needs no introduction, and if you still do not use delicious bookmarking service, there is something obviously missing in your life! Delicious is a famous social bookmarking site that has achieved rapid popularity and growth ever since it was being purchased by Yahoo Inc in 2005. Delicious is my all-time favorite bookmarking service. Many features have contributed to this, including the website’s simple interface, human-readable URL scheme, a novel domain name, a simple REST-like API, and RSS feeds for web syndication. Hence I was really particular about placing a delicious badge in my blog from the very beginning. As […] Continue Reading...