Colors, Backgrounds, and Gradients: Adding Individuality with CSS

One benefit of utilizing CSS3 is so you might practice shades and backgrounds to any aspect in an online rfile, create your individual gradients, or even practice a number of backgrounds to an analogous point. This sensible consultant exhibits you several how one can use shades, backgrounds, and gradients to accomplish a few lovely amazing effects.

Short and candy, this publication is an excerpt from the impending fourth variation of CSS: The Definitive Guide. should you buy both the print or the book version of colours, Backgrounds, and Gradients, you’ll obtain a chit at the whole Definitive consultant as soon as it’s published. Why wait? how to carry lifestyles for your websites now.

  • Define foreground colours for a border or aspect with the colour property
  • Combine foreground and heritage colours to create attention-grabbing effects
  • Position and repeat a number of photographs in an element’s background
  • Fix a picture to a screen’s viewing zone, instead of to the aspect that comprises it
  • Use colour stops to outline vertical, horizontal, and diagonal linear gradients
  • Create highlight results, round shadows, and different results with radial gradients

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Using Drupal

By Angela Byron, Jeff Robbins

With the recipes during this publication, you could take complete benefit of the immense selection of community-contributed modules that make the Drupal net framework invaluable and special. you will get the knowledge you wish approximately easy methods to mix modules in attention-grabbing methods (with not less than code-wrangling) to strengthen a number of community-driven web pages. each one bankruptcy describes a case examine and descriptions particular necessities for one of the tasks incorporated within the publication -- a wiki, publishing workflow website, picture gallery, product assessment website, on-line shop, person crew web site, and extra. With Using Drupal, you will:

  • Get an summary of Drupal techniques and key modules brought in each one bankruptcy, with a bird's-eye view of every module's strong point and the way it works
  • Explore a variety of recommendations inside Drupal that meet the necessities for the undertaking, with information about which modules are chosen and why
  • Learn easy methods to configure modules, with step by step recipes for construction the best performance the venture requires
  • Get info on extra modules that may make the venture much more powerful
  • Be capable of entry the modules utilized in the bankruptcy, in addition to different resources

Newcomers will discover a thorough creation to the framework, whereas skilled Drupal builders will study most sensible practices for construction robust web content. With Using Drupal, you will find concrete and inventive suggestions for constructing the precise group site you've gotten in mind.

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HTML5 in Action

By Rob Crowther, Ash Blue, Greg Wanish


HTML5 in Action offers a whole creation to internet improvement utilizing HTML5. you will discover each point of the HTML5 specification via real-world examples and code samples. it really is even more than simply a specification reference, notwithstanding. It lives as much as the identify HTML5 in Action by way of providing you with the sensible, hands-on advice you have to to exploit key features.

About the Technology

HTML5 isn't really a number of new tags and lines extra to an outdated standard—it's the root of the trendy internet, permitting its interactive companies, single-page UI, interactive video games, and complicated enterprise purposes. With aid for standards-driven cellular app improvement, robust good points like neighborhood garage and WebSockets, brilliant audio and video APIs, and new format innovations utilizing CSS3, SVG, and Canvas, HTML5 has entered its leading time.

About the Book

HTML5 in Action presents an entire creation to net improvement utilizing HTML5. It explores the HTML5 specification via real-world examples and code samples. It earns the identify "in motion" through providing you with the sensible, hands-on counsel you will need to expectantly construct the websites and purposes you—and your clients—have been short of for years.

This ebook concentrates on new HTML5 beneficial properties and assumes you're conversant in normal HTML.

Purchase of the print booklet contains a unfastened booklet in PDF, Kindle, and ePub codecs from Manning Publications.

What's Inside

  • New semantic parts and shape enter types
  • Single-page program design
  • Creating interactive graphics
  • Mobile net apps

About the Authors

Rob Crowther is an internet developer and blogger and the writer of Manning's Hello! HTML5 & CSS3. Joe Lennon is an firm cellular program developer. Ash Blue builds award-winning interactive initiatives. Greg Wanish is an self sustaining net and eCommerce developer.

Table of Contents

  1. HTML5: from records to applications
  3. Form production: enter widgets, info binding, and knowledge validation
  4. File enhancing and administration: wealthy formatting, dossier garage, drag and drop
  5. Messaging: speaking to and from scripts in HTML5
  6. Mobile functions: shopper garage and offline execution
  8. 2D Canvas: low-level, second portraits rendering
  9. SVG: responsive in-browser graphics
  10. Video and audio: enjoying media within the browser
  11. WebGL: 3D program development
  • Plus 10 Appendixes

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Lean UX: Applying Lean Principles to Improve User Experience

By Jeff Gothelf, Josh Seiden

The Lean UX method of interplay layout is tailored for today’s web-driven truth. during this insightful e-book, best recommend Jeff Gothelf teaches you worthy Lean UX rules, strategies, and methods from the floor up—how to quickly scan with layout principles, validate them with genuine clients, and regularly regulate your layout according to what you learn.

Inspired by means of Lean and Agile improvement theories, Lean UX enables you to concentrate on the particular adventure being designed, instead of deliverables. This booklet exhibits you ways to collaborate heavily with different individuals of the product staff, and assemble suggestions early and infrequently. You’ll easy methods to force the layout in brief, iterative cycles to evaluate what works top for the enterprise and the person. Lean UX indicates you ways to make this change—for the better.

  • Frame a imaginative and prescient of the matter you’re fixing and concentration your workforce at the correct outcomes
  • Bring the designers’ toolkit to the remainder of your product team
  • Share your insights along with your crew a lot past within the process
  • Create minimal achievable items to figure out which rules are valid
  • Incorporate the voice of the client in the course of the undertaking cycle
  • Make your crew extra effective: mix Lean UX with Agile’s Scrum framework
  • Understand the organizational shifts essential to combine Lean UX

Lean UX got the 2013 Jolt Award from Dr. Dobb's Journal because the top e-book of the 12 months. The publication's panel of judges selected 5 striking books, released in the course of a 12-month interval finishing June 30, that each severe programmer may still read.

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Discover how effortless it really is to layout killer interfaces and responsive web pages with the Bootstrap framework. This useful e-book will get you begun development pages with Bootstrap’s HTML/CSS-based instruments and layout templates at once. You’ll additionally the best way to expand your app with interactive gains, utilizing its suite of jQuery plugins—often with out writing a unmarried line of code.

Developed through Twitter and on hand loose from GitHub, Bootstrap helps responsive layout via dynamically adjusting your online page structure. With only a simple wisdom of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you could construct apps that paintings both good on laptop displays, smartphones, and capsules. This ebook indicates you how.

  • Become acquainted with Bootstrap’s dossier constitution, grid platforms, and box layouts
  • Learn HTML parts for typography, code, tables, kinds, buttons, pictures, and icons
  • Design interfaces and different net components, akin to navigation, breadcrumbs, and customized modal windows
  • Use jQuery plugins for beneficial properties resembling revolving slideshows, tabbable interfaces, and dropdown menus
  • Modify every little thing from column count number to typography colours with the fewer stylesheet language

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Drupal 7 Themes

By Ric Shreves

Give your Drupal web pages an exhilarating, simple new glance utilizing subject matters. From fitting new issues, to customizing them, to development them from scratch, here's the full consultant you have been having a look for.


  • Learn to create new Drupal 7 themes
  • No event of Drupal theming required
  • Discover thoughts and instruments for developing and enhancing themes
  • The first e-book to steer you thru the recent parts and issues to be had in Drupal 7

What you'll research from this book

  • Learn concerning the Drupal 7 Theming Architecture
  • Find and set up new themes
  • Get the main from Drupal's topic configuration system
  • Create a brand new subject matter from scratch
  • Master PHPTemplate
  • Modify the default templates and styles
  • Override the default templates along with your own
  • Create dynamic styling that responds to the content material or the user
  • Discover instruments that make theming more uncomplicated and extra effective


Filled with functional examples, this ebook permits you to comprehend the common sense at the back of the theming approach hired in Drupal, and the way to make it give you the results you want. you'll study key suggestions and paintings via examples with cautious, step by step instructions.

Who this booklet is written for

The major specifications to use this booklet are wisdom of HTML, CSS, and a slightly of creativity. you do not need to understand something approximately theming in Drupal; all you wish is easy event of operating with Drupal.

Although this publication goals to make Drupal theming obtainable to designers, theming in Drupal 7 contains writing a few Hypertext Preprocessor code, and a simple wisdom of personal home page may be helpful.p>

Regardless of your technical abilities, this publication will train you to layout subject matters in your Drupal web content fast and easily.

In Detail

Drupal is an award successful open resource content material administration process (CMS). in keeping with personal home page and MySQL, its strength and adaptability mixed with its unparalleled layout suggest it's some of the most renowned offerings for making a CMS website..

Drupal employs a really expert templating method and helps topics, which let you swap the appear and feel of your system's entrance and back-end interfaces..

Drupal 7 topics is a perfect creation to theming with Drupal 7. to be able to create a remarkable new search for your Drupal 7 web site, this e-book is for you. This publication is a revised, up-to-date and multiplied variation of Drupal 6 topics, rewritten in particular for Drupal 7.

This e-book will exhibit you thoughts and instruments that will help you enhance the feel and appear of any Drupal 7-powered web site. ranging from the fundamentals of subject matter setup and configuration, you'll know about the Drupal theming structure and the PHPTemplate engine, after which movement directly to editing present topics and construction new topics from scratch. you'll find out approximately instruments to make your topic improvement easier.

A sensible consultant displaying you ways to create issues to your Drupal 7 site

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Vaadin 7 Cookbook

Take the shortcut to constructing wealthy web purposes in natural Java. Vaadin makes it effortless and this cookbook makes it more uncomplicated nonetheless with its functional recipes and easy approach.


  • Covers intriguing gains reminiscent of utilizing drag and n anddrop, growing charts, customized parts, lazy loading, server-push performance, and extra
  • Tips for facilitating the advance and checking out of Vaadin applications.
  • Enhance your purposes with Spring, Grails, or Roo integration.

In Detail

It is basically pricey and critical to enhance wealthy net functions from scratch. Vaadin is an grand framework that comprises many ready-made parts for the construction of person interfaces. purposes created in Vaadin have compatibility with all of the most recent types of internet browsers. even supposing the screenshots during this publication are from Chrome, examples may also run on different browsers like Firefox Mozilla, net Explorer, and Opera.

"Vaadin 7 Cookbook" comprises many functional recipes that we've got accumulated in the course of the improvement of Vaadin purposes. This e-book might help you to take your studying event to the following point via supplying you with many strategies to the typical difficulties confronted in addition to motives. there's much more than that. Vaadin 7 Cookbook is going past the fundamentals and exhibits you the way to construct Vaadin software for real-world scenarios.

"Vaadin 7 Cookbook" starts off with the construction of a venture in numerous instruments and languages then strikes to parts, layouting, occasions, information binding, and customized widgets. Vaadin, including Grails, is a strong device for the swift improvement of RIA functions and this can be defined in a bankruptcy on the right way to paintings with GORM, provider, compiling a widgetset. the standard and balance of the appliance, trying out the Vaadin code, and information administration of Vaadin can also be defined in detail.

"Vaadin 7 Cookbook" is concentrated on studying and realizing the right way to paintings with Vaadin in addition to checking out Vaadin with different applied sciences akin to Grails .

What you'll research from this book

  • Develop a wealthy net software in natural Java language.
  • Create a Vaadin undertaking in several IDEs and systems.
  • Explore the hot Vaadin 7 good points reminiscent of Extensions, URI fragments, Converter mechanism, and extra.
  • Understand and use forms of layouts.
  • Use build-in atomic elements corresponding to button, desk, textual content box, and extra.
  • Bind version to parts and fetch info from the database lazily.
  • Work with listeners and occasions and increase your internet program through including server-push components.
  • Integrate Vaadin into the Grails framework.


This is a cookbook with easy-to-follow recipes containing functional and exact examples that are all absolutely sponsored up with code, illustrations, and assistance.

Who this ebook is written for

"Vaadin 7 Cookbook" is for builders who are looking to create wealthy web functions with Vaadin.

Both newbies to Vaadin and those that have a few event with it's going to locate recipes to extend their operating wisdom of Vaadin..

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SignalR Real-time Application Cookbook

By Roberto Vespa

Use SignalR to create realtime, bidirectional, and asynchronous functions in line with average internet technologies

About This Book

  • Build excessive functionality real-time net applications
  • Broadcast messages from the server to many purchasers simultaneously
  • Implement complicated and reactive architectures

Who This e-book Is For

Different degrees of builders will locate this publication worthwhile. newcomers might be in a position to research the entire basic recommendations of SignalR, speedy turning into effective in a tricky enviornment. skilled programmers will locate during this e-book a convenient and precious number of ready-made ideas to universal use situations, which they are going to be in a position to increase as wanted. builders may also use the booklet as a brief connection with an important SignalR positive aspects. No prior useful event both with SignalR or with real-time verbal exchange ordinarily is required.

What you are going to Learn

  • Teach you the way to construct SignalR servers
  • Illustrate SignalR consumers outfitted with either the JavaScript and the .NET shopper libraries
  • Demonstrate either the Hubs API and the continual Connection API
  • Demystify the life of a connection
  • Explain the right way to authorize requests
  • Scale up and scale out your SignalR applications
  • Enable you to deal with blunders efficiently
  • Extend SignalR with customized services
  • Solve complicated real-time situations with the aid of complicated, ready-made examples

In Detail

SignalR is a up to date addition to ASP.NET, which lets you upload real-time functionalities on your purposes. SignalR allows bidirectional verbal exchange among buyer and server over HTTP, transparently, and guarantees you are continuously supplied with the adventure of a power connection.

SignalR Real-time program Cookbook is a realistic, hands-on advisor that offers a few transparent step by step recipes that might steadily assist you upload SignalR as an leading edge, powerful, and priceless merchandise on your toolbox. This booklet will movement from basic examples directly to advanced use instances, dealing with a entire review of the library. except aiding out with the typical initiatives, on the finish of the ebook you'll find a suite of ready-made ideas for extra advanced scenarios.

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Building Web Apps with WordPress

By Brian Messenlehner, Jason Coleman

WordPress is way greater than a running a blog platform. As this sensible consultant essentially demonstrates, you should use WordPress to construct net apps of any type—not mere content material websites, yet full-blown apps for particular initiatives. when you have Hypertext Preprocessor event with a smattering of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, you’ll methods to use WordPress plugins and subject matters to advance quickly, scalable, and safe internet apps, local cellular apps, internet companies, or even a community of a number of WordPress sites.

The authors use examples from their lately published SchoolPress app to provide an explanation for recommendations and strategies in the course of the booklet. All code examples can be found on GitHub.

  • Compare WordPress with conventional app improvement frameworks
  • Use issues for perspectives, and plugins for backend functionality
  • Get feedback for selecting WordPress plugins—or construct your own
  • Manage person bills and roles, and entry person data
  • Build asynchronous behaviors on your app with jQuery
  • Develop local apps for iOS and Android, utilizing wrappers
  • Incorporate Hypertext Preprocessor libraries, exterior APIs, and internet provider plugins
  • Collect funds via ecommerce and club plugins
  • Use ideas to hurry up and scale your WordPress app

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PHP 6 Fast & Easy Web Development

By Matt Telles, Julie Meloni

Discover ways to create web content quick and simply with PHP--no past programming event required! Hypertext Preprocessor 6 quick & effortless internet improvement presents a step by step, learn-by-example route to studying via easy-to-understand language and illustrations. in contrast to the verbose text-only chapters present in so much programming books, the short & effortless net improvement variety appeals to clients who're new to personal home page, or to programming often. the 1st 3 chapters are devoted to getting Apache, MySQL, and Hypertext Preprocessor up and operating in your home windows or Linux computer. You'll be shocked at how uncomplicated it's, and the way speedy you'll be operating. From there, you'll how you can create multi-part scripts, show dynamic content material, paintings with MySQL databases, limit entry to convinced pages of your website utilizing personal home page, create touch administration structures, and paintings with XML. After finishing this booklet, you could have a powerful starting place within the fundamentals of Web-based applied sciences and alertness layout, and may be ready to profit extra complicated issues and programming equipment.

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