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Useful Collection of Cheat-Sheet Desktop Wallpaper for Web Designers

07 Oct

Typical cheatsheets tend to be over-sized documents, far too large to be viewed in its entirety on a desktop and not too handy for the super-fast reference that is needed. To get the full benefit of any cheatsheat, your only real option is to print it out and keep it close at hand. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easier way, a quicker way. Of course there is – what good be handier than having a cheatsheet set as your desktop wallpaper? Always there for quick reference, no need to print it out and no need to scroll through an over-long document.

In this post we have rounded up a selection of cheatsheet wallpapers, in various sizes, covering various technologies, like CSS, HTML5, WordPress, Javascript and many more.

WordPress Help Sheet Wallpaper

WordPress Help Sheet Wallpaper
The WordPress Help Sheet Wallpaper is a simple desktop wallpaper listing Basic Template Files, PHP Snippets for the Header, PHP Snippets for the Templates, Extra Stuff for WordPress, based on the WPCandy WordPress Help Sheet.
Download: 2560x1600px.

Drupal Cheat Sheet Desktop Wallpaper

Drupal Cheat Sheet Desktop Wallpaper
The Drupal Cheat Sheet Desktop Wallpaper is a desktop wallpaper that features the most popular variables of the open source content management system Drupal.
Download: 1024x768px1280x800px1440x900px1680x1050px1920x1200px.

HTML5 Canvas Cheat Sheet

HTML5 Canvas Cheat Sheet
The information on this wallpaper is pretty much just a copy of what is found in the WHATWG specs, just condensed and a little bit easier to read. There are virtually no explanations, and no examples other than some graphics for compositing values. It's basically just a listing of the attributes and methods of the canvas element and the 2d drawing context.
Download: 1388x1027px.

CSS Cheat Sheet Wallpaper in Helvetica

CSS Cheat Sheet Wallpaper in Helvetica
This is the very popular CSS cheat sheet in Helvetica from styl.eti.me. Simplistic in appearance, but very useful for quick referencing. Unfortunately we can not find a working download link for this cool wallpaper, but the good news is they do have a PSD version available. So download it and resize.
Download: CSS Cheat Sheet Wallpaper in Helvetica.

TextMate Shortcuts Wallpaper

TextMate Shortcuts Wallpaper
Here is a TextMate wallpaper that will guide you through some of its powerful features and help you get a handle on all of the keyboard shortcuts. The PSD file is also available.
Download: 1280x800px1920x1200px.

Yahoo! UI (YUI) Cheat Sheets as Wallpaper

Yahoo! UI (YUI) Cheat Sheets as Wallpaper
Yahoo! provides a number of cheat sheets for their YUI library widgets however these are all in PDF format and not usable as wallpaper. However, here you will find all of those cheatsheets converted to PNG images of various sizes all for your desktop.
There are wallpapers available for Animation, Calendar, Connection Manager, Dom Collection, Drag & Drop Event, Utility & Custom Event Logger, Slider and TreeView. And all are available in the following desktop sizes: 1400x1050px, 1280x960px, 1165x900px and 1024x768px.
Download: Yahoo! UI (YUI) Cheat Sheets as Wallpaper.

jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet Wallpaper

jQuery 1.3 Cheat Sheet Wallpaper
Download: 1440x900px1680x1050px1920x1200px.

Prototype Dissected Wallpaper

Prototype Dissected Wallpaper
If you need a little help in getting to know Prototype a little better and some help in understanding how the code works, then this is the wallpaper for you. You have a choice of either a dark or white wallpaper, and are available in these sizes: 1280x960px and 1440x900px.
Download: 1280x960px (Dark)1440x900px (Dark)1280x960px (White)1440x900px (White).

Git Cheat Sheet Wallpaper

Git Cheat Sheet Wallpaper
Download: 1100x850px3300x2550px.

A Themer's Cheatsheet Wallpaper

A Themer's Cheatsheet Wallpaper
A Themer's Cheatsheet Wallpaper is a quick refresher of web design fundamentals directly on your desktop. It is available for download in several different colors and the original SVG has been released to the Public Domain.
Download: 1280x800px (Blue)1280x800px (Red)1280x800px (Black)1280x800px (Green).

Font Anatomy Wallpaper

Font Anatomy Wallpaper
Download: 1920x1200px.

SEO Wallpapers

SEO Wallpapers
Think of it as a desk reference checklist that is always at your fingertips. From pre-campaign to reporting, the basics (and more) are right here for you to put directly on your desktop.
Download: 1024x768px1280x960px1280x1024px1440x900px.

Periodic Table of Typefaces

Periodic Table of Typefaces
Download: 1024x768px1280x800px1280x1024px1440x900px1680x1050px1920x1200px.

Color Theory Quick Reference Poster

Color Theory Quick Reference Poster
The Color Theory Quick Reference Poster for Designers has all of the basics of color theory contained in one place – specifically, a cool infographic-esque poster. This way, you can quickly reference things that may have slipped to the back of your mind since design school.
Download: 1280x800px1440x900px1680x1050px1920x1200px.

Web Designer Wallpaper

Web Designer Wallpaper
Download: 1280x1024px (White)1280x1024px (Dark)1680x10050px (Dark)1280x1024px (White).

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30+ Very Useful HTML5 Tutorials, Techniques and Examples for Web Developers

07 Jul

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HTML5 is being developed as the next major revision of HTML (HyperText Markup Language). The major market and internet leaders are already switching to the HTML 5 platform. With Apple and Google both pushing the standards in order to facilitate more advanced web development, we should see HTML 5 implementations popping up in the next year or two as more companies get on board with the advanced features.

With the constant drop of Flash usage in web and internet applications, HTML5 is opening new doors to web designers and developers. In this scenario, it is indeed imperative for every web developer to know about basic tutorials, tricks and terms of HTML5.

Here we present before you, a comprehensive list of more than 30 HTML5 tutorials and techniques that you can’t afford to miss if you are a web developer.

Create Offline Web Application On Mobile Devices With HTML5

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A comprehensive article from the technical library of IBM by IT Architect Dietmar Krueger. In this article, the author describes and explains how challenging it i s to write application for operating systems and mobile platforms. Instead of relying on learning the platform specific languages like Objective-C with Cocoa (on iPhone), the author takes the open way of developing things through HTML5.  A very clearly explained and in-depth article.

HTML 5 Demos and Examples

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HTML 5 experimentation and demos I’ve hacked together. Click on the browser support icon or the technology tag to filter the demos (the filter is an OR filter).

WTF is HTML5

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One page overview of HTML5 – very useful!

Building a live news blogging system in PHP, Spiced with HTML5

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This tutorial show you how to build a news website in HTML5 and CSS3. Every line of code is explained  for both HTML and CSS

Designing A Blog With HTML5

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Much of HTML 5’s feature set involves JavaScript APIs that make it easier to develop interactive web pages but there are a slew of new elements that allow you extra semantics in your conventional Web 1.0 pages. This tutorial investigate these by setting u a blog layout.

Semantics in HTML 5

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HTML 5, the W3C’s recently redoubled effort to shape the next generation of HTML, has, over the last year or so, taken on considerable momentum. It is an enormous project, covering not simply the structure of HTML, but also parsing models, error-handling models, the DOM, algorithms for resource fetching, media content, 2D drawing, data templating, security models, page loading models, client-side data storage, and more.

There are also revisions to the structure, syntax, and semantics of HTML, some of which Lachlan Hunt covered in “A Preview of HTML 5.”

In this article, let’s turn solely to the semantics of HTML. It’s something the author has been interested in for many years, and something which he believe is fundamentally important to the future of HTML.

HTML5 Web Applications

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HTML 5 browser compatibility overview.

Dive into HTML5

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Dive Into HTML 5 seeks to elaborate on a hand-picked Selection of features from the HTML5 specification and other fine Standards. I shall publish Drafts periodically, as time permits. Please send feedback. The final manuscript will be published on paper by O’Reilly, under the Google Press imprint. Pre-order the printed Work and be the first in your Community to receive it.

When Can I Use

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Here you will find very useful compatibility tables for features in HTML5, CSS3, SVG and other upcoming web technologies.

HTML5 & CSS3 Readiness

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How to Draw with HTML 5 Canvas

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Among the set of goodies in the HTML 5 specification is Canvas which is a way to programmatically draw using JavaScript. We’ll explore the ins and outs of Canvas in this article, demonstrating what is possible with examples and link

Have a Field Day with HTML5 Forms

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Forms are usually seen as that obnoxious thing we have to markup and style. I respectfully disagree: forms (on a par with tables) are the most exciting thing we have to work with.

Here we’re going to take a look at how to style a beautiful HTML5 form using some advanced CSS and latest CSS3 techniques. I promise you will want to style your own forms after you’ve read this article.

Coding Up a Web Design Concept into HTML5

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Code a Backwards Compatible, One Page Portfolio with HTML5 and CSS3

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HTML5 is the future of web development but believe it or not you can start using it today. HTML5 is much more considerate to semantics and accessibility as we don’t have to throw meaningless div’s everywhere. It introduces meaningful tags for common elements such as navigations and footers which makes much more sense and are more natural.

This is a run through of the basics of HTML5 and CSS3 while still paying attention to older browsers. Before we start, make note of the answer to this question.

Coding A HTML 5 Layout From Scratch

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While it is true HTML5 and CSS3 are both a work in progress and is going to stay that way for some time, there’s no reason not to start using it right now. After all, time’s proven that implementation of unfinished specifications does work and can be easily mistaken by a complete W3C recommendation. That’s were Progressive Enhancement and Graceful Degradation come into play.

How to Make an HTML5 iPhone App

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You’ve been depressed for like a year now, I know. All the hardcore Objective-C developers have been having a hay-day writing apps for the iPhone. You might have even tried reading a tutorial or two about developing for the iPhone, but its C—or a form of it—and it’s really hard to learn.

You can also do it with the skill set you probably already have: HTML(5), CSS, and JavaScript.

This tutorial show you how to create an offline HTML5 iPhone application. More specifically, I’ll walk you through the process of building a Tetris game.

Create An Elegant Website With HTML 5 And CSS3

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Learn five macro-steps to build an effective website using brain, pencil, paper, Photoshop, HTML and CSS. But technology doesn’t stop, luckily, and we have other two great allies for the future to design better website: HTML 5 and CSS3.

Coding a CSS3 & HTML5 One-Page Website Template

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See how to create a HTML5 web template, using some of the new features brought by CSS3 and jQuery, with the scrollTo plug-in. As HTML5 is still a work in progress, you can optionally download a XHTML version of the template here.

Design & Code a Cool iPhone App Website in HTML5

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HTML5 is definitely the flavor of the month, with everyone in the design community getting excited about its release. In this tutorial we’ll get a taste of what’s to come by building a cool iPhone app website using a HTML5 structure, and visual styling with some CSS3 effects.

HTML 5 and CSS 3: The Techniques You’ll Soon Be Using

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In this tutorial, we are going to build a blog page using next-generation techniques from HTML 5 and CSS 3. The tutorial aims to demonstrate how we will be building websites when the specifications are finalized and the browser vendors have implemented them. If you already know HTML and CSS, it should be easy to follow along.

HTML5 for Beginners. Use it now, its easy!

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HTML5 for Beginners. Use it now, its easy! This article cover some of the HTML5 basics in a funny way…

Rocking HTML5

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This presentation is an HTML5 website and it is a very informative and easy to use overview of the HTML5 elements.

Building Web Pages With HTML 5

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Depending on who you ask, HTML 5 is either the next important step toward creating a more semantic web or a disaster that’s going to trap the web in yet another set of incomplete tags and markup soup.

The problem with both sides of the argument is that very few sites are using HTML 5 in the wild, so the theoretical solutions to its perceived problems remain largely untested.

That said, it isn’t hard to see both the benefits and potential hang-ups with the next generation of web markup tools.

HTML5 Cheat Sheet

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HTML 5 Visual Cheat Sheet is an useful cheat sheet for web designers and developers designed by me. This cheat sheet is essentially a simple visual grid with a list of all HTML tags and of their related attributes supported by HTML versions 4.01 and/or 5. The simple visual style I used to design this sheet allows you to find at a glance everything you are looking for.

html5test.com

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This is a browser test with a lot of detail. Very useful.

HTML5 Canvas Experiment

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Time for us to play with this technology. We’ve created a little experiment which loads 100 tweets related to HTML5 and displays them using a javascript-based particle engine. Each particle represents a tweet – click on one of them and it’ll appear on the screen. (click on the image to see it in action)

HTML 5 Cheat Sheet (PDF)

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html5 Pocketbooks

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OK You have seen that HTML 5 is here, but should you use it?

Generally I think it depends on the site you are working on. If it is a high traffic commercial website you may want to hold it back a bit. However if it is a personal blog I believe it is time to get started and learn how to use the new features in HTML 5.

Actually HTML5 is used more than you may think already. You should check out the sites featured on HTML 5 Gallery and view source to see what they’re doing. Also there is already a HTML 5 Wordpress theme available.

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Loading the background image first

03 Sep

When loading images on a website the background image could be the last to load which doesn’t look too professional. In this very short tutorial (more a tip I suppose) I will show you how to load the background image before anything else, you can apply this to any image that you wish, it is achieved by a bit of javascript in the head section.

In between the <head> and </head> tags of your html file, add the script tags:

<script type="text/javascript">

</script>

It is worth mentioning that this wont work in browsers without javascript enabled, but the majority do so there shouldn’t be any real problems. If a browser doesn’t have javascript then it will continue to load as normal.

Now add the following code in between the script tags like this:

<script type="text/javascript">
ImageA = new Image(width,height)
ImageA.src = "URL of Image"
</script>

Replace the (width,height) with the dimensions of your image, eg (100,100) and the “URL of Image” to the URL of the image eg “http://help-developer.com/image.jpg”. Now it should load before all other images on the page.

To add more than one image you can do something like this:

<script type="text/javascript">

ImageA = new Image(100,100)
ImageA.src = "http://help-developer.com/imageA.jpg"

ImageB = new Image(100,100)
ImageB.src = "http://help-developer.com/imageB.jpg" </script>

ImageC = new Image(100,100)
ImageC.src = "http://help-developer.com/imageC.jpg" </script>

There you have it, how to load an image first, this works because javascript (and the content between the <head> and </head> tags) is loaded in the browser before the content, hence before any other images or CSS styles.

 
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