This poster serves as an introduction for HTML5 beginners and assumes zero prior understanding of HTML. The poster starts with teaching the basic structure of all HTML pages, otherwise known as the skeleton. Then it moves to teaching the essential skills for Text Formatting, Links, Lists, Forms, Tables, and Multimedia.
The HTML5 poster illustrates all of these concepts by displaying the code and the code's output side by side. Using this demonstrative process, students understand exactly what each tag's purpose is in HTML5 and how to use them appropriately.
Because of this, the casual onlooker can't help but learn a thing or two just from a quick glance over. The HTML5 poster was designed to both inform and delight all demographics and age ranges. Even my 79 year old grandma who needs help turning on a computer was able to quickly absorb the concept of header tags using this poster.
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As the capabilities of this language expand, it is important to keep up with the many ways to harness the full power of HTML5. With the growing number of HTML5 tutorials available to help designers and developers get a better handle on this language.
Check out this ultra cool presentation of HTML5 is and why we love it.
Below is a small sample of handy HTML5 tutorials and resources that will teach you the basic ins and outs of the language, along with many, much more specific techniques.
Learning the Basics
HTML5 Doctor is a site that anyone looking to sharpen their skills should know about. Their article archive alone is like an entire course on HTML5 and worth your while to take a look through.
“Mobifying” Your HTML5 Site is a tutorial that is dedicated to keeping your website mobile ready, and using HTML5 to get you there. With the focus on mobile ready these days, this tutorial might just hold the solutions you have been looking for.
HTML5 for Web Developers is an awesome work in progress, that is written with web developers in mind (cutting out the unnecessary vendor specific bits of the spec). Comprehensive and growing, this HTML5 specification is fantastic for beginners or those looking to refresh.
Thats it for now
There are more tutorials out there - have fun searching, learning and above all - moving forward with HTML 5
Design is just so important in the iPhone and iPad app stores. Fact is, there’s a lot of useless apps in the app store that you would never open more than once unless you were showing them to a friend — that have been massively successful.
It is hard to find good tips on how to do this. Most designers seem to do everything so naturally, and will just tell you it takes hours and hours of practice. Few designers can really break the process of design into something that you can comprehend even if you’re a design newcomer.
Ten Easy App Tutorials
1. Introduction To iPhone Design – a discussion of the differences between desktop and mobile software design.
2. iPhone And iPad Design Templates And How To Use Them – How to format your graphics for the iPhone and iPad displays, and how to adjust them for the different display sizes.
3. Designing Apps That Use All Available iPhone Functionality – A discussion of iOS device features such as gestures, the accelerometer, and gps are implemented in well designed apps.
4. How To Design For Different Types of iPhone Apps – A look at many well designed iPhone apps, and what makes them work.
5. The Mobile Design Process – An overview of some good things to think about when designing an iOS app.
6. The Pros And Cons Of Apple Default Vs. Custom Graphics – How to determine when to use the default design of iOS components, and when to roll your own design.
7. Understanding Your Apps Target Audience – Some questions you can ask yourself in order to create an app better designed for your target market.
8. Killer Tips For iPhone And iPad Design – A useful checklist to go through for bettering your app’s design.
9. Top 5 Tips For Wireframing And Paper Prototyping – A collection of tips for improving the prototyping process.
10. How To Sell Well Designed Apps With Better Screenshots – A tutorial outlining how Jen creates great looking screenshots for her apps.
Your First iOS App introduces you to the Three T’s of iOS app development:
Tools. How to use Xcode to create and manage a project.
Technologies. How to create an app that responds to user input.
Techniques. How to take advantage of some of the fundamental design patterns that underlie all iOS app development.
After you complete all the steps in this tutorial, you’ll have an app that looks something like this:
As you can see above, there are three main user interface elements in the app that you create:
A text field (in which the user enters information)
A label (in which the app displays information)
A button (which causes the app to display information in the label)
When you run the finished app, you click inside the text field to reveal the system-provided keyboard. After you use the keyboard to type your name, you dismiss it (by clicking its Done key) and then you click the Hello button to see the string “Hello, Your Name!“ in the label between the text field and the button.
To benefit from this tutorial, it helps to have some familiarity with the basics of computer programming in general and with object-oriented programming and the Objective-C language in particular.
You can use this tutorial to get started with iOS app development even if you intend to develop solely for iPad. Although this tutorial shows the iPhone user interface, the tools and techniques you use are exactly the same as those you use to develop iPad apps.
Did you know that your face is being tracked by advertisers? We have all become accustomed to seeing digital ads in shopping malls, airports and numerous other public places. Some of these ads are looking back at you!
Intel's AIM Suite digital signs uses face detection cameras and software that can help determine a consumers age and gender, and then tailor the ad to what the software finds. Wow! A young woman walks by (and the software picks up the long hair and stride and perhaps dress) and may show an ad for hair products or fashion accessories. A man walks by and the ad may show a BMW.
How does it know how to do this?
AIM Suite is designed to detect broad age ranges--basically 18 and under, 18-35, 35-60 and then 60 and over. Not quite sure how they can tell the age really. I sure as heck have a hard time telling someone's age anymore.
What AIM Suite does, is sends data back to the advertiser, like how long the consumer may have looked at the ad and did they come closer to the ad for a deeper look. Advertisers hope to gain valuable specific-target marketing to consumer groups with this new technology. Guess you better really want what you are looking at.
Apple always seems to be ahead of the curve of technology and innovation - so it comes as no surprise to find Apple building a new data center in North Carolina that will run on methane based bio-gas.
The company recently filed technical details with the North Carolina Utilities Commission. Included in the data were the specs for the 4.8 megawatt facility, which will hold 24-200 kilowatt fuel cell systems. Each system will have six power-generating modules.
Pretty exciting is the fact that the fuel cells are run on methane which is produced by animal waste and then converted into electricity. Wow!
The data center plans to begin running in earnest by November of 2012 and in addition, Apple is building a massive 20-megawatt solar array next door.
Hats off to Apple for moving forward in the world of green energy!
Are you looking for a new video service to add to your online viewing repertoire?
If you live in Kansas City, Mo and have access to Verizon's Fiber Optic Services, you will have soon have access to Google's new offering of video packages that include live TV, on demand and online access TV channels. Google plans to expand their TV market in the new future.
Google chose Kansas City for it's access to huh internet connection via fiber optics connections which claim to have 100 times faster than average internet connection.
If Google goes through with this super high fast internet TV connection and expands, would you pay for this service? Frankly, I sure as heck would! When I am looking forward to watching a show, I do not want to be slowed down by a slow speed internet connection. I say, "Go Google."
Oh the rumor mills are on high-speed these days! According to a Foxconn recruiter, we are to expect a new iPhone in June of 2012.
Supposedly, and according to an interview with the recruiter, the company that makes iPhones is "looking for 18,000 employees to make the fifth-generation phone." Which, if the rumor is true, will be the 6th iPhone released by the company.
Oh the excitement builds! Is it true? What new features will inspire thousands - millions of iPhone users to abandon their current iPhone for the "new iPhone?" Stay tuned to see what occurs -
Who really enjoys doing housework? How would you like to have an automatic system that vacuums and scrubs the floor, cleans your pool and cleans your gutter?
Welcome - iRobot. This amazing device has revolutionized the way we clean our homes. Roomba is a robotic system that is designed for everyday chores such as sweeping and vacuuming. One touch of a button and Roomba picks up dust, pet hair, kitty lit term dirt and debris from the floor, including under furniture and along wall edges.
Next comes Scooba - the floor washing robot. No more dirty mop water and mop wringing with this technology. Scoobauses a patented cleaning system that uses clean solution from start to finish, effectively removing up to 98% on common household bacteria (according to iRobot.)
Moving on to the pool, welcome Verro. Verrocleans your pool without any installation, hoses, or booster pumps. Just drop Verro into your pool and let the advanced robotic technology do the job of cleaning.
And to top it off, we have Looj, which will automatically clean your gutter. All you have to do is put the ladder in one spot, put Looj into the gutter system and off it goes, blasting away dirt, leaves, sludge and gunk that makes cleaning gutters an ugly task. Looj takes care of all of this for you.
Now that you have all cleaning systems covered, what are you going to do with your free time?