Archive for March, 2010

RGBa vs Opacity: The Difference Explained

Monday, 29 March, 2010
RGBa vs Opacity: Difference between two CSS3 properties explained with examples...

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. RGBA stands for Red Blue Green Alpha. Here “A” in this property name stands for “Alpha”. This additional feature can be used to specify an opacity value for any color. The alpha channel is usually used as an opacity channel. If a pixel has 0% value in its alpha channel, it’s fully transparent (and, thus, invisible), whereas a value of 100% in the alpha channel gives a fully opaque pixel. We can use this for anything that can take the CSS color property.

Sample CSS Code:

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P { background-color: rgba(255, 0, 0, 0.5); }

We can use RGBA now on all new-generation browsers including Firefox 3, Chrome, Safari, and Opera 10, but we won’t see the effect in Internet Explorer.

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Go Green – Showcase of 50 beautiful websites in green color theme

Thursday, 18 March, 2010
showcase of 50 beautiful website designs in green color theme

Green is considered as the most restful color for the human eyes. Studies show that a green environment can reduce fatigue. Merely looking at the greenish environment outside gives a mind-refreshing experience at times of serious work stress. Green color represents freshness, fertility, prosperity and harmony.

Here I am showcasing some of those very well designed green websites. I am sure it will definitely be an inspiration for some of you to make better Websites.

Collection of amazingly beautiful mural art works from India

Friday, 5 March, 2010
collection of beautiful mural drawings / paintings / art works from kerala india

India is famous for its unique collection of mural art works depicting mythology and legends, they are usually drawn on the walls of ancient temples and palaces. These traditional style paintings are typically drawn using natural pigments and vegetable colours.

Modern day mural artworks are these days hand painted on canvases and fabrics, which can easily be pasted on anywhere including walls and other surfaces as per need. Also, there are so many digital artists who are specializing in traditional mural paintings, these digital mural art works can easily be printed on a canvas or a flyer. Digital mural artworks are best suited for canvas prints.

Here is a collection of some of those amazingly beautiful mural artworks drawn by those most creative and talented mural artists from India. All of these images are linked to its original source. The images are bookmarked with the original URL, each of these image has its own copyright terms of usage. If you’d like to use one of these images, please contact the copyright owner for the right permission.