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    Take Advantage of CSS3 to Achieve Subtle DesignSubtlety with css3
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    I hear this CSS3 thing is all the rage. Resources are flying around the tutorial world and blogosphere providing brilliant examples of creative new ways to design using CSS3 modules. However, it's easy to over-implement and lose the brilliant subtlety of great user interfaces. Here are three quick tips for using powerful CSS3 techniques in subtle ways.Read More…
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    Flexible, Mobile-First Layouts with CSS3Preview
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    Some experts are projecting mobile devices to become the dominant medium for web browsing within five years, overtaking browsing on desktop computers. Regardless of how accurate this projection turns out to be, it is clear that formatting websites for mobile-friendly viewing needs to become a staple of web design and development. There are many ways to accomplish this, of course. However, CSS3 provides a fairly rich toolset for mobile-friendly formatting, relying on the client's browser capabilities instead of back-end templating.Read More…
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    Simple PHP Class-Based QueryingTut preview
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    Though it is usually advisable to use some sort of framework or CMS, sometimes a project is small enough such that those options would weigh down the development. However, even in smaller projects, separating presentational elements from backend querying should not be ignored. This tutorial will walk you through creating a basic class-based querying engine for PHP and MySQL.Read More…