Playing with SVG Design 43

Playing with SVG Design

After years of quarantine, the Scalable Vector Graphics is finally raising fame as a feature of HTML5 with full native browser support. Vlog.it, by Marco Rosella, is an experimental site launched last month to explore two aspects of SVG with interesting potential for the design of original interfaces: clipping paths and scalable 2D motion graphics. Marco is going to share a quick tutorial on how it is done.

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Inspiration: Fluid & Responsive Design 102

Inspiration: Fluid & Responsive Design

Responsive design all started with this article by Ethan Marcotte. Some people see it as a trend. But it is more than just a trend. It is a new design solution — it helps to resolve the design problems associated with the different resolutions and devices (desktop, laptop, tablet, and mobile). I'm going to share a list of responsive sites that I feel are nicely done. I've categorized the list into two categories: Adaptive and Fluid & Responsive.

Two Free Screens Conference Tickets 113

Two Free Screens Conference Tickets

FITC is hosting a conference called Screens 2011 dedicated to mobile development. The event takes place in Toronto between Nov 14-15th, 2011. It is a 2 full day of presentations covering iOS, Android, HTML5 (jQuery Mobile, HP/WebOS, AIR, FLEX, Windows Phone) as well as marketing and business of apps. I have two conference tickets to give away. For your chance to win a free ticket, post a comment in this post before Oct 24, 2011. If you are interested in getting the tickets, use the following coupon code to save 15%: mobile2010.

CSS3 Image Styles 182

CSS3 Image Styles

When applying CSS3 inset box-shadow or border-radius directly to the image element, the browser doesn't render the CSS style perfectly. However, if the image is applied as background-image, you can add any style to it and have it rendered properly. Darcy Clarke and I put a quick tutorial together on how to use jQuery to make perfect rounded corner images dynamically. Today I'm going to revisit the topic and show you how much more you can do with the background-image CSS trick. I will show you how to use box-shadow, border-radius and transition to create various image styles.

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Postcards Giveaway With MOO 195

Postcards Giveaway With MOO

I am delighted to work alongside MOO in offering a 20 postcard giveaway for 10 readers. The winners can upload their own design to redeem the postcards (shipping is included). Also, one lucky winner will win $50 in print credit to use at MOO. If you've not come across MOO before, they just love to print - whether it's business cards, postcards, labels, stickers, MiniCards, greeting cards and much more!

iPhone Safari Viewport Scaling Bug 100

iPhone Safari Viewport Scaling Bug

Those who create responsive design for iPhone may be aware of the viewport scaling bug in iPhone Safari. The bug occurs when you set the viewport width to device-width and rotate the phone to landscape view. To see this in action, view the bug demo page with your iPhone and rotate the phone from portrait to landscape view (you should see the page being scaled up). This is a known bug for a long time. Today I'm going to share some tips on how to fix this bug.

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