With over 40% of emails being viewed with mobile devices, having your email newsletter responsive is really important. Email newsletters are already on the fringe of being sent to the trash without a good look, so if you don’t deliver your email so your recipient can read it on their device, consider yourself sunk.
When I look at the innovative web design/development techniques that are helping take websites to a new level, I see three things happening.
One, CMS systems are being used much more consistently, which is a great way to manage websites with a large number of pages, allow internal users to update only their area of the website and a great way to update the website without knowing code.
Two, Parallax animation features using jQuery, HTML5 and CSS has rapidly increased and we are now seeing website that are horizontally or vertically scrolling with the click of a button.
Three, more and more websites are being built with Responsive Design features that work equally well on every device.
CodePen is a pretty cool instant preview, in-browser way to play with your code. It’s also a great place to find inspiration, collaborate and get noticed!
Just as I finished up putting together a new design for my personal website, I find this mess of awesome free responsive HTML5 CSS3 templates!
Take a look at these:
Mmmm. Another Bootstrap resource for your coding and designing pleasure.
Bootsnipp, as it’s called, is full of design elements and code snippets specially made for the Bootstrap HTML/CSS/JS framework. There are currently almost 70 up for grabs.
Here’s a closer look:
Having recently relaunched a podcast on a project I am working on, the idea of adding deep links is something I hadn’t thought much about–until now.
Web development is funny like that. Sometimes you find a tool like this and then you get the idea, oppose to having an idea and needing to find the tool.
I have not tried to use it, yet, but I’m really thinking about it. This could be really interesting to use for sermon audio, too. Check it out:
The ideas behind the Open Source Software (OSS), and more recently Free License Open Source Software (FLOSS) movements has always been about providing great tools at little to no cost. However, in recent years open source technology has become increasingly complex. In my opinion, that means the real return on investment comes in learning these tools. That’s where Learnable comes in. Continue Reading…
I’m not much for what I like to call, “flash and trash” and web design is no exception.
Check your HTML code with this handy online tool.
You can drop-in your code and have it sniffed-out or use the handy bookmarklet with the choice of using WCAG 2.0 Level AA, WCAG 2.0 Level AA and WCAG 2.0 Level A.
However, it’s not for the faint of heart.