Archive for January, 2012

Sparks Fly over HTML 5

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

The World Wide Web Consortium, the standard establishing authority of the web world, and the Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group have recently been at loggerheads, over new standards for HTML.

While the former claims that only it has the right to create new standards and proffer recommendations, the latter is of the opinion that they have greater rights in the matter. This contention arose, when developers started realising that W3C is taking way longer to release new versions of HTML, than WHATWG.

While there are those who consider W3C as the authority, there are some who think of the work being done by WHATWG as more revolutionary and innovative. It is also interesting to note that most of the browsers on which the users are active on, are owned by members of WHATWG.

Like anything else in the world, even HTML needs to change with the times and requirements of the users and developers. In order to ensure this, the only way out seems to be a coordination between the two organisations.

However, as of now, IT experts are of the opinion that things might not really affect the end users, because this argument will never really reach them. Product versions will always emerge, no matter what the standards and that is what the end users require. In addition to that, for IT people it is factors like compatibility and integration that matter more than standards.

As of now, we will all just have to wait and watch how this ‘war’ unfolds!

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Compatible Versions with PSD to XHTML Conversion

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

As per the opinion of web designing experts the process of PSD to XHTML is a very important from the point of view of web designing as PSD file are hardly implemented in the field now. Not only considered as a cost effective method but the process of conversion from PSD to XHTML or even HTML offers a sharp competitive edge to the firms. To improve the project structure of the web page and considering the platform compatibility, this process of conversion is carried on by professionals who have extensive knowledge about languages.

The process of conversion from PSD to XHTML is similar to that of PSD to HTML but the only difference is in the level of functionality. This process offers the liberty to the designers to modify the file drafts of the site into different kinds of layout. This modern mechanism also enables the designers and developers to modify the internal schema of the website and also improve the functionality of the website. This process not only assists in improving the visibility of the website along with cross browser compatibility but also in obtaining attractive web designs from simple PSD formats.

The end result you get after the process of conversion is W3C complaint file and it include formats like *.psd, *.ai, *.png, and *.jpeg that are converted using prototypes of XHTML coding. Other than PSD to XHTML conversion the process of PSD to WordPress conversion is popular among the designers for intensifying better cross audience communication. The preinstalled features like upgrades, password protection and easy installation makes PSD to WordPress conversion popular among the web experts.

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CSS3 Support for Firefox 5 Beta

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

CSS is one of those powerful animation softwares which are capable of providing a virtually real feel to your website’s designs. The CSS property allow you to virtually animate designs as with its help the browser slowly morphs into the new value instead of directing changing into a property. This CSS property transition is supported by IE10+, Opera10+, Chrome/Safari and FF3.5+. Some of the main animation properties that are supported by CSS3 include:

1. Delay
2. Direction
3. Iteration Count
4. Name
5. Play state
6. Timing function

The only need here is to use the moz-prefix in the process. For a Firefox prefix, webkit proves out to be an ideal option as CSS3 animations have already been supporting Webkit based browsers like Safari and Chrome. A vertical list menu uses CSS3 animation to make the selected menu item gradually expand so as to highlight it. This process also uses CSS border trick for creating a cross browser slanted left edge. As a result, a sleek vertical list menu occurs that uses nothing else than the pure HTML markup language. For those who wish to see a live example of what all can be achieved with the help of CSS3 animations can see demonstrations of Anthony Calzadilla, Geri Coady and Andy Clarke.

Details about the CSS3 animations Firefox 5 support can also be derived from Mozilla Developer Network while details regarding its support for webkit can be obtained from Webkit blog. One can easily download the Firefox 5 Beta as well as its improved standards from HTML5, XHR, MathML, SMIL and Canvas from its recently released notes.

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