The World Wide Web has come a long, long way from its initial days to being the transformational force we know it as today. The struggle these days is on how to make your site rise above the hundreds of millions of other websites out there, and have people take notice of it. Fortunately there are several existing, and emerging, web technologies which can help you create the kind of user experience you've always wanted your visitors to have.
Odds are you have seen Font Awesome in use on a number of websites you frequent. This web font made up completely of scalable vector icons has quickly become one of the most frequently used tools in the web designer's arsenal. In this quick tutorial, we are going to call on Font Awesome icons to help spruce up a rather bland vertical menu bar.
CSS makes it easy to apply the look and experience of the latest design trends to a site in a matter of minutes when you use snippets.The snippets provided in this article deal strictly with the aesthetics of your website. Each one will help you stay current with the latest trends and wow your visitors.
Code snippets are a thing of beauty. They are quite simply a reusable block of code that you can drop into your own code wherever and whenever you need it. These tidbits of code are often shared among programmers, and web designers, in order to help one another save time when it comes to solving common problems.
CSS animations are great as they make it relatively easy to animate transitions from one configuration to another. They can be used to make anything from subtle effects to impressive animated films but writing them can be a laborious task.
The trend for parallax scrolling in modern websites shows no signs of stopping. As a technique it has been used by games designers and other artists for many years, and has only in the last two years taken off as a popular way for web developers to show off their skills and get creative.
HTML forms provide a great way to capture data from your web site. A form in an HTML page can be used to submit data to a server for further processing.
Now that you've learned all of the basics of HTML, you're ready to pass to the next lesson in making a website: worrying about CSS and styling. It's not hard at all...really! In the first lesson, you learned all about the joys of basic HTML, and now, we can move on to adding some personality to your website courtesy of CSS and styling.