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Web Development Tools Overview

While completing a posting on the Mobile Mandate in Web Development, I ran across this excellent review of contemporary  Web Development  skills and tools.  What makes this video compelling is that there is a natural order to the explaining the tools. Thus, the progression is from HTML and CSS to SQL,PHP and Vanilla JavaScript and …

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Gutenberg Rejuvenates Visual CSS Styling Editors

One of the glaring deficits in the Gutenberg Editor is the lack of styling options for many of its blocks. This is  especially telling in comparison to the amount of easy to use CSS styling options available in all of the top WordPress PageBuilders. In fact for this developer, my workflow has changed substantially over …

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WordPress UI Christmas Presents

The WordPress Year long race to launch the Gutenberg Block  Editor in 2018 has triggered a whole Christmas bag  of related WordPress UI developments. And many of those UI tricks and plugins have been either introduced or refined and released for a year end Holiday treat. But perhaps the singular WordPress Christmas present has been …

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Cornerstone & Divi PageBuilders

Here are two WordPress PageBuilders which support important features that make for productive development – extensive styling options for each UI element plus targetted  section as well as page templates. One of the key advantages of PageBuilders is that they deliver  frontend, WYSIWYG editing so end users as well as developers see what they are …

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WordPress JavaScript Reactions

WordPress Gutenberg and Calypso are back in the tech news now that  CIC Matt Mullenweg has rejected React.js as the core JavaScript library for WordPress. The issue is the Patent Clause in  Facebook’s licensing  which is less than the Open Source Software’s adherence to unencumbered usage standards as in MIT’s license.  So Matt felt compelled by some …

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Gutenberg Page Builder: A September UI Autopsy

Matt Mullenweg has written a detailed post on Gutenberg, the upcoming WordPress PageBuilder plugin. Within the post  is a critical commitment by Matt: WordPress has always been about websites, but it’s not just about websites. It’s about freedom, about possibility, and about carving out your own livelihood, whether it’s by making a living through your …

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Elementor: Top WordPress PageBuilder

In the past three years WordPress 3rd party developers have produced some of the best Post and PageBuilders available. And even more remarkable, two of the top ranked Pagebuilders are FREE plugins – Site Origin PageBuilder and Elementor. The OpenSourcery will look at these two largely free Pagebuilders [both tools now have a small set …

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Putting W3CSS into Your WordPress Pages

W3Schools W3CSS is a robust CSS Framework for use in WordPress The following examples show some of the advantages of having a mobile/responsive CSS Framework available to your WP editing. It is like having BootStrap or Foundation Zurb at your disposal. The styling in W3CSS is easy to learn especially if you have used either …

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EnjoyCSS: Online CSS Testbed & Tutorial

The Opensourcery has already featured  the wealth of online Web coding websites like CodePen, JSFiddle, SQLFiddle among others. Although CodePen and JSFiddle have edit windows for CSS, HTML and JavaScript, they provide few aids in writing correct CSS, HTML or JavaSCript code – its users DIY. In contrast EnjoyCSS only has HTML and CSS windows but …

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CSS Hero and Site Origins CSS Editor:Update

At the start of this year, theOpensourcery did a review of twoWordPress CSS Editor plugins that help WP developers make CSS corrections more effectively. Since then there have been notable improvements to the two plugins -especially CSSHero 2.0.. Since both plugins will be a key part of our upcoming May 7 free presentation on WordPress with CSS …

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Web BandAids

Over the past 5 years the aids to using HTML5 and other key Web tools have accumulated rapidly. And the need for advice when and how to use features in Web tools has not abated. First there is the continuing rapid release of new features as mobiles and the IoT-Internet of Things bring new demands on …

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Site Origins CSS Editor

SiteOrigin already has a solid 5 star, 500K downloads hit with its free Page Builder WordPress plugin – and it may have topped that with its new SiteOrigin CSS Editor. This is a CSS editor for beginners and advanced users with  2 modes of operation – easy Point & Click CSS edits and Advanced full …

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HTML5 Test of Browsers : Feb 2015

TheOpenSourcery looked at the HTML5Test.com  benchmarks for the major browser just 6 weeks ago but HTML5Test changed its grading [read all about it here]so lets see what has happened: HTML5 Test Dec 20, 2014 HTML5 Test Feb 6, 2015 So what has happened in 6 weeks time? First Maxathon is no longer available for browser comparisons. But like …

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InK – Interface Kit: Responsive, Mobile JS Framework

In our sister publication, JavaScriptures, we have reviewed two JS Responsive/Mobile Frameworks – Bootstrap 3.2 and Foundation 5.3.2. And broadly, the reviews have been positive because both frameworks deliver 12 column grids which help to deliver responsive designs with sticky menus and a core of basic JavaScript UI components. Both Web designers and developers will …

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Tripped-up by Incompatible Browsers

With the fall from grace of Flash and Java as cross platform development tools, Full HTML Stack Web Development using HTML+CSS+JavaScript has become a new IT development favorite. Full HTML Stack-based development has assumed the primary role of common cross platform and computing device development as shown by Developers Economics and seen in the diagram below. …

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CSS3 Border Images

One gets a good illustration of the mixed state of the CSS3 implementation among the browser vendors by trying to implement such standards as Flex property or Border-Image standard. The Flex property is still in an amorphous state among the browser vendors and standards writers so that getting useful results is dubious. In contrast, one …

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3 CSS3 Background Properties

Using large-scale, responsive background images has become a current trend in Web development. Coupled with JavaScript routines like Skrollr and Scrollspy users can control both foreground HTML elements  and background images depending on their scrolled position on a page. Here is an analysis of the use of big images and background changes used in Newsweek in innovative …

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CSS Animation Triggers

A recent post on another blog shows how fast CSS3 is now evolving with a)better free online support tools b)more uniform W3C CSS & CSS3 standards implementation by all the browser vendors and c) some useful transition and animation features  to add to a Web Designers repertoire. However, the examples shown have used the :Hover pseudo-element …

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CSS Border Styles

It is hard to remember the CSS border styles so with some help from W3schools, creating a demo of the available border styles is easy as pie. But in the process, Border style turns out to be handy for providing alternative link decorations as shown below: Now the tricks here are easy to describe when …

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CSS3Maker for Free Online CSS Code Generation

The traditional CSS tools may be behind in implementation of the CSS3 standards; but online there are nearly a dozen good and free  tools for implementing CSS3. Already we have noted the utility of CSSmatic. Another robust free online CSS3 Generator tool is CSS3Maker. CSS3Maker for Animations The code generation tool for Animations is quite …

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Single Page Web Design:Luminato Festival

For the past few months theOpenSourcery has been emphasizing web tools that expedite info-intensive SPD-Single Page Designs. These tools include jQuery based routines that expedite layouts of grids/tables of images and and HTML blocks but also CSS powered layouts as well. For example, see the following reviews: Isotope.js for Grid Widget Sizzle – shows power of …

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Dropcaps CSS

Dropcaps in CSS are always “fun” to do for 3 reasons. First, the CSS seems easy enough to do. Use a float styling in a SPAN. Or use a :first-line:first:letter pseudo-class to style not just the first letter but also the first line of text as well. The second reason dropcaps are “fun”is because then you …

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CSS3: More Triggers

CSS3 has unleashed the animation and active transformation capabilities of CSS in general. But much of this CSS should have been available 10 years ago if web browser vendors had been more prompt and uniform in their simple CSS standards implementation [think a very delinquent Microsoft IE even after a second promise from BIll Gates …

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CSS3 Online Generators

Like Rodney Dangerfield, CSS3 gets no respect – not only have the various browser vendors been slow in implementaion; but many are also imposing their own bizarre prefacing like -webkit-box-shadow: and -moz-box-shadow: etc. To add insult to injury, the traditional CSS Styling programs like Top Style and StyleMaster have also been tardy in their implementation of …

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