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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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Ambient Calm: Distraction-Masking Audio For Developers

audio / music

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Designing and developing to music is great, but lyrics and a driving tempo often increase distraction, while the emotional engagement can color your work. Sometimes work requires a neutral audio palette, something designed to simply block out the noise.

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Using The HTML5 Date Input

html / forms

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Any online form that requires a scheduling, appointment or a booking function usually needs some kind of date picker. Traditionally this has been covered by JQuery or another JavaScript framework, but HTML5 features its own native date input, with good and growing browser support… with the unfortunate exception of Firefox and Safari, at least right now.

Web Developer Reading List: HTML5 Markup

reading lists / html

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Most new HTML5 elements are covered in elsewhere in this blog (most particularly the forms and multimedia reading lists) but there are a few dozen tags that don’t fit into those categories. Most of these are section elements, newly introduced in HTML5, and are fundamental to the construction of a modern web page.

Goal: Build a page using HTML5 markup

Prerequisites: HTML5 Backgrounder

Total time: 3 hours

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