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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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What is Data URI scheme?

By: Deepu Balan on 12/20/09 10:05 PM 12 Comments »
Have you ever felt the need for holding an embedded image inside an HTML file, without referring to an external image file? Personally I felt like so many occasions, where the need for a completely self contained HTML page, with all its supporting images embedded within that page itself. This may seem pointless in normal situations, but it can prove very useful when we want to make a standalone page, that we can pass on to other people. We give them just one HTML file. They do not even need to unpack anything, they can simply open the file in […] Continue Reading...

Free High-Resolution Social-Media Iconset – PriceTag Style

By: Deepu Balan on 12/14/09 3:15 PM 52 Comments »
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, of course 🙂 [ad#ad-1] Continue Reading...

It’s Alive!

By: Deepu Balan on 12/6/09 3:31 PM 3 Comments »
Finally! I am done with my blog design. Now I realized the fact that, the toughest task any web designer can take on is ‘designing his own website’. I have been thinking about starting a personal blog or portfolio for quite long, may be for the last 3 or 4 years. Finally, I have registered my own domain name 4 months back. Thanks to yahoo-geocities for closing their brilliant free web-hosting service, bcoz its after reading geocite’s closure email alert, I started thinking seriously about registering a domain name and starting a blog ASAP. Bcoz its really painful to realize […] Continue Reading...