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HTML5 Rubik's Cube Tutorial

This webpage was built entirely using only HTML5, basically CSS3 and JavaScript (with the power of YUI Library). With this project, Diego Ferreiro Val wanted to show using a real and interesting example, how we can combine the power of CSS3 3D transforms, with some of the new features and API's that HTML5 provides.

RAML 1.0 Candidate Specification Announced

The RAML Workgroup has announced plans for RAML 1.0 Final Candidate to be published at the end of this month. RAML stands for RESTful API Modeling Language and is one of several API description specifications than can be used to design and document APIs.

Introducing the U.S. Web Design Standards

The U.S. Web Design Standards are a set of common UI components and visual styles for websites in the U.S. government. It is a resource designed to make things easier for government designers and developers, while raising the bar on what the American people can expect from their digital experiences.

Six Steps for Approaching the Next JavaScript

If you are not feeling ready for ES6, and you want to be (and you should want to be), then this article is for you. I share a mini curriculum for studying and learning ES6.

10 JavaScript libraries to draw your own diagrams

It%u2019s limitless what you can render in a browser today using Javascript. In a previous post we have presented a list of online modeling tools which allow creating diagrams directly in the browser. Most of these tools use Javascript to render shapes and interact with them. In the actual post we present a list of 10 Javascript libraries that could be used to create a diagramming tool. Some of these libraries have high level support for advanced features (e.g., ready to use - shapes, palette, drag/drop,while others present a low level drawing features. Both open source and commercial libraries are covered. A comparative table is presented at the end of the post.

How Browsers Work: Behind the Scenes of Modern Web Browsers

This comprehensive primer on the internal operations of WebKit and Gecko is the result of much research done by Tali Garsiel. Over a few years, she reviewed all the published data about browser internals and spent a lot of time reading web browser source code.

Jquery-mobile docs source

Source code for Jquery-mobile docs

Zotero - The Next-Generation Research Tool

Zotero is an easy-to-use yet powerful research tool that helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources (citations, full texts, web pages, images, and other objects), and lets you share the results of your research in a variety of ways. An extension to the popular open-source web browser Firefox, Zotero includes the best parts of older reference manager software (like EndNote)—the ability to store author, title, and publication fields and to export that information as formatted references—and the best parts of modern software and web applications (like iTunes and del.icio.us), such as the ability to interact, tag, and search in advanced ways. Zotero integrates tightly with online resources; it can sense when users are viewing a book, article, or other object on the web, and—on many major research and library sites—find and automatically save the full reference information for the item in the correct fields. Since it lives in the web browser, it can effortlessly transmit information to, and receive information from, other web services and applications; since it runs on one’s personal computer, it can also communicate with software running there (such as Microsoft Word). And it can be used offline as well (e.g., on a plane, in an archive without WiFi).

XHTML Role Attribute Module

The HTML Working Group has released the First Public Working Draft of the XHTML Role Attribute Module to provide the ability to integrate the role attribute into any markup language based on XHTML Modularization 1.1. Developed in conjunction with the accessibility community and other groups, the document is the first of a series of XHTML modules designed to help extend the scope of XHTML-family markup languages into new environments.

An angry fix

Some of the best minds working in web standards have been quietly or loudly abandoning the W3C. Björn Hörmann is the latest. His reasons for leaving the W3C QA Group make compelling reading (hat tip: Terje Bless). I believe in W3C standards, particularly the ones you and I use every day, but I worry about the direction in which the W3C is headed.

OpenUsability

The idea behind is simple: There are many Usability Experts who want to contribute to software projects. And there are many developers who want to make their software more usable, and as a consequence, more successful.

WWW at 15 years: looking forward - Web for real people

Tim Berners-Lee keynote at WWW2005 on 11 May 2005.

Web-Dev Bookmarks

Essential bookmarks for web-designers and webdevelopers. Collected by Vitaly Friedman.

Web Standards Switch - QA @ W3C

From the W3C Quality Assurance Interest Group work. Whether you are a manager, a Web developer, a Marketing or Communications team member, or perhaps an individual Web master, you have read about the interest in Web standards from many sources. You have understood that standards are beneficial for your Web site in terms of cost savings, ease of management and profitability, and so you have decided to switch - and employ standards within your Web site.

URL Escape Codes

How is it with all the %2F's and all that?

Global Info Factory - One-stop-shop for all your IT projects!

Long Description: Global Info Factory is a One Stop Shop for all your IT projects. With a primary team of over 100 developers and a network of over 150 Specialized sub-contractors, we are capable of handling both large and small orders of any type, including Art-level quality web design, graphic design, flash design, professional software development, security audit, language translations, technical and marketing content production. All projects are conducted under tightly controlled supervision to ensure quality control and strict adherence to the agreed upon project schedule. For security-sensitive projects we can conclude a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Our primary development team has worked for such companies as Deutsche Telekom and MultiCom, and numerous small and mid-sized companies. We invite you to see, what many of our clients have said about the quality of our work: www.globalinfofactory.com/references.html Review samples of our work at http://globalinfofactory.com/layout1.php?rm=1 Our rates: average of $23.00/hour, and up to $29.50/hour for large projects requiring complicated system analysis and management. Our regional representatives are located all over the USA, and some of Europe. We guarantee a 24-hour email turnaround time, and friendly and professional online customer support 6 days a week. Please note: Global Info Factory is a reliable, and cost-efficient alternative both to in-house programmers and local expensive IT development firms. Explore our website www.globalinfofactory.com, and get a free quote for your development ideas, ask us questions via email request@globalinfofactory.com or talk LIVE ONLINE to our manager right now: AIM - GIFsupport ICQ - 121131782 MSN Messenger - gifcontact@hotmail.com Yahoo Messenger - gifcontact@yahoo.com

Boxes and Arrows: Because we can

Boxes and Arrows is the definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape. There are various titles and professions associated with this undertaking—information architecture, information design, interaction design, interface design—but when we looked at the work that we were actually doing, we found a “community of practice” with similarities in outlook and approach that far outweighed our differences.

SitePoint.com

is an integrated network of information resource sites aimed at serving the broader needs of Internet users by offering a central location for everything pertaining to building, profiting and promoting a Web site.

W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

"Our mission is to develop well organized and easy to understand online Web tutorials based on W3C Web standards."

WEBalley - web publishing for beginners

Excellent html tutorials and web design guides. Templates to help beginners writing their first basic homepage. Tips on how to use graphics on your website. Tutorials to teach you everyting you need to know to create and publish your first website. Online home page wizard, online search engine submission, web design resources directory.

RD Site Builder

RD Site Builder has well organized and easy to understand HTML CSS XML ASP tutorials with lots of working examples and source code.

Philip and Alex's Guide to Web Publishing

Philip Greenspun's book is a modern classic in webpublishing. Read and learn!

Usability First

This website provides essential information to help make websites and other software easier to use.

AskTog

Bruce "Tog" Tognazzini's monthly AskTog column: mostly about user interfaces for Web applications.

Authoring Organizations

Enrich yourself by joining one of the many guilds and organizations out there. Meet fellow artisans practicing their craft and expand your webmastering skills with one of the many certification programs available.

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The Web Standards Project

A collective effort by web developers and end users. Our mission is to stop the fragmentation of the web, by persuading the browser makers that common standards are in everone's best interest.

Designing Site Navigation

Even with the best possible design of any single page, your site will fail to attract visitors if not equipped with a neat, consistent, and intuitive navigational interface. This article addresses the main issues designers confront when building effective navigation tools.

Hints for Web Authors

"I have two cardinal rules of web authorship. (1) The Web is and should be platform-independent. Documents will convey the same information to users who have various operating systems ...(2) HTML is a content markup language, not a desktop publishing or page presentation environment."

What Makes a Great Web Site?

What are the essential traits of great Web sites? After you visit a site and find yourself staying awhile, what makes you stay? A sense of humor helps. Flashy graphics are nice. But the fundamental traits that make a site work are more elusive. This article will break down the essential characteristics of great Web sites into some easily followed rules of thumb.