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Book cover of Pro CSS3 AnimationPro CSS3 Animation, Apress, 2013

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A Sass color keyword system for designers. Replaces CSS defaults with improved hues and more memorable, relevant color names.

CSSslidy: an auto-generated #RWD image slider. 3.8K of JS, no JQuery. Drop in images, add a line of CSS. Done.

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Code and Keys in HTML: Using the code, var, samp and kbd elements

html / typography

Estimated reading time: 1 minute, 45 seconds

HTML was originally designed to display technical documents, so it’s not surprising that there are several elements devoted to marking up programming examples and instructions on web pages. Some of these elements are fairly well known; others are relatively rare. As always, knowing the tags and their correct use expands any developer’s fluency in :

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Web Developer Reading List: Favicons

reading lists / html

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Favicons are the central icons of web development, and one of the finishing touches to any professionally-designed website. They started off as 16 x 16 pixel icons almost 20 years ago, but have since grown in both size and variety.

Writing Musical Notation on Web Pages: The Basics

html / multimedia

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The final project in my 1st year web development class is to design and develop a site to teach a skill. This semester, several students are creating sites with musical themes: how to play guitar, read sheet music, etc. That got me thinking: what’s the best way to create musical notation on a modern website?

Most digital sheet music is delivered in a format that’s indistinguishable from the bound papers we remember from childhood lessons, only locked into PDFs. To present musical notation in an accessible, usable way on the web, we need to take a different approach.

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