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Creating a CSS Game – Tic-Tac-Toe

One year ago, I had posted a puzzle game called “Doraemon Puzzle”. It was developed with the help of most powerful JavaScript library jQuery. Now, I have developed a game using CSS only. Have you remembered a favorite game which we always played in school/collage days? Yes this is "Tic-Tac-Toe". My version works as any normal Tic-tac-toe game would: 2 players can play against each other, it can result in either a win or a tie. Players can also restart the game. HTML <div class="tic-tac-toe"> <input id="block1-1-1" type="radio" class="player-1 left first-column top first-row first-diagonal turn-1"/> <label for="block1-1-1" class="turn-1"></label> <input id="block1-1-2" type="radio"…
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Animated bubbles upwards continuously with pure CSS

Here is a pure CSS experimental work to create floating bubbles without using JavaScript. These animated bubbles are also with popping effect. All these animation is created by Pure CSS. For our little demo, we use a simple image for the conical flask and then create the bubbles entirely with markup and CSS. The HTML <div id="beaker"> <span class="bubble"> <span class="glow"> </span> </span> </div> With our bubbles all made, now we need them to act like bubbles. We could use JavaScript but that's no fun. Just use CSS! There are a few things we need to animate. The vertical positioning…
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Html IMG vs CSS Background-image

Image - Useful Tips An image can be used in a webpage for two regions, 1) Image =  for content use, on the other hand, tend to change frequently. New images are uploaded often, users change their profile images and photo galleries, etc. 2) Background Image = for design.  logos, button images, links with images, etc. tend to stay the same. They're only changed if designer want to redesign. The way I tend to think about this is, do I want the image to appear on all screen sizes, on all devices, with CSS turned either on or off? Do I…
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Change an input’s HTML5 placeholder color with CSS

Today, We will play with some more interesting CSS style properties for HTML5 INPUT placeholder styling. Let's explore, how to style placeholder text within INPUT elements with some unique CSS code. In previous articles, we have already covered some beautiful CSS effects on INPUT and Input . What is Placeholder? The placeholder attribute specifies a short hint that describes the expected value of an input field ( a sample value or a short description of the expected format). The short hint is displayed in the input field before the user enters a value. The placeholder attribute works with the following input types: text, search, url, tel, email,…
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Animated 3D Background Pattern using HTML5 < canvas >

Hi friends, today we are going to see a cool example of animated 3D Background using HTML5 <canvas> and javascript. The <canvas> element is part of HTML5 and allows for dynamic, script-able rendering of 2D shapes and bitmap images. It is a low level, procedural model that updates a bitmap and does not have a built-in scene graph. The <canvas> element is only a container for graphics. You must use a script to actually draw the graphics. Canvas has several methods for drawing paths, boxes, circles, text, and adding images. What is canvas element in HTML? Canvas was initially introduced…
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Analog clock using css3 and jquery

Hi guys! Today we are going to see another great example of analog clock using the power of CSS3 and most advanced library jQuery. We will start by creating a very cool and realistic analog wall clock with pure CSS3 properties, and add a little smooth rotation for giving the clock hands a rotating effect. The HTML Html part is very simple. <div id="clock"> <div id="hour" style="transform: rotate();"><img src=""></div> <div id="minute" style="transform: rotate(54deg);"><img src=""></div> <div id="second" style="transform: rotate(108deg);"><img src=""></div> </div> The CSS Now, It's time to play with some cool css3 properties like transition, transform and css easing. #clock { background-image: url(""); height: 200px;…
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CSS Vendor Prefixes or CSS3 browser prefixes

CSS vendor prefixes or CSS browser prefixes are a way for browser makers to add support for new CSS features in a sort of testing and experimentation period. Browser prefixes are used to add new features that may not be part of a formal specification and to implement features in a specification that hasn't been finalized. The CSS browser prefixes are: Android: -webkit- Chrome: -webkit- Firefox: -moz- Internet Explorer: -ms- iOS: -webkit- Opera: -o- Safari: -webkit- In most cases, to use a more advanced CSS style property, you take the standard CSS property and add the prefix above for each browser. For example, if you want to add a CSS3…
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2013 in review

  The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.     Here’s an excerpt:   The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 6 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. In 2013, there were 15 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 59 posts. The busiest day of the year was December 2nd with 959 views. The most popular post that day was CSS Techniques - Absolute Horizontal And Vertical…
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Merry Christmas Greetings – JavaScript and CSS Parallax effect

I hope you have enjoyed my previous article about 3D Parallax effected webpage. Now, like previous year, on occasion of Christmas and winter Holidays, I thought to wish this festival by create a wonderful webpage greetings too. So, today I had created this Christmas greeting card using 3D Parallax effect with help of CSS3 and JavaScript. I hope you all will enjoy this holiday and my web-card too :) . Introduction - What is Parallax? Parallax is a displacement or difference in the apparent position of an object viewed along two different lines of sight, and is measured by the angle or semi-angle of inclination between those two…
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3D Parallax effect with CSS, javascript or jQuery

Parallax effect is a long-known and widely used animation effect. Lately, the parallax effect has become a wide-spread and quite a trend element in web design, often referred to as "parallax scrolling". Internet if full on many great examples of application of this effect in web design. As I planned to create a cool parallax animated background, my first goal was to write the shortest and simplest code to achieve maximum awesomeness! I’ll show you how I did it. In this tutorial, I’ll teach you the simplest parallax scrolling technique. Here, I am going to introduce you, a most flexible/responsive slider  Parallaxfx_DG. It is…
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