How does the Float Property Work

Float property is, in fact, a very useful property that in a way is an alternative method to manipulating the way elements are displayed. It is a highly valued asset within a developer’s toolkit as it makes stylizing simpler. However, it also has its downfalls as it can cause some serious issues if you don’t know how to go about using this property.

Getting the Hang of CSS3 Columns

A while back CSS3 introduced a new set of properties, which are responsible for creating columns within your layout. You simply apply these to one of your elements in order to divide it up, automatically and hassle-free, into a multi-column setup. This property is very easy to comprehend, set up and manipulate.

There is not much you can do with columns as the concept itself is very elementary but there are a bunch of properties that support the column creation by allowing you to manipulate different variables from column count to size, you know the basics you’d need to manipulate to get the best out of this sweet property.

What is a Box Model?

Well, when it comes to CSS, understanding the box model is very important. This is why you have this short, sweet and simple post at your disposal. It basically means that every HTML element is actually a box which consists of width, height, padding, borders, and margins. Now let’s discuss what this means exactly.

Reclaim Your Productivity with Flexible Time Blocks

For many freelancers, the inability to keep some semblance of a regular schedule in the midst of a chaotic existence is a constant source of anxiety and lack of productivity. Insomnia, sudden and frequent interruptions, visiting family, travelling for weddings, and the average sick day (or series of sick days) – all of these occurrences (and many others) can cause the delicate balance of a freelancer’s schedule to careen off course. This can unfortunately result in missing deadlines, losing clients, and other not-so-awesome consequences.

Which is why in today’s post I’m going to show you a method I developed during a prolonged bout of insomnia that has helped me stay on task no matter how random my day becomes. Its all about breaking your ideal work day down into flexible time blocks so that you can rearrange them at a moment’s notice.

Mobile App User Interfaces for Simpler Navigation

The mobile iOS App Store has seen a tremendous influx in publishers over the past year. 2012 has been a phenomenal time for app developers with new creative and unique interfaces. From this small burst of creativity we can find dozens of examples for cleaner, more intuitive user navigation menus.

As such I’d like to dedicate this article looking into some newer trends for simpler mobile app navigation. iOS designers & developers are working together blending ideas with practical functionality and programming. There are also plenty of examples for mobile apps exclusive to the Android platform. But I feel that Apple developers are always ahead of the curve, which leads to a more polished and refined user experience within the App Store.

A Brief Introduction to HTML5

HTML5 is the fifth revision of the well-known and loved markup language. There are many new features and abilities that HTML5 has to offer and this post will get you familiarized with them. I will not go into in-depth detail about every aspect of HTML5, but I will get you familiarized with its key aspects; after all, this is only an introduction to HTML5.

How Web Designers can Transition into Coding

Getting started as a web designer requires weeks or even months of practice and dedication. There are so many unique aspects in designing graphics for the web, you may often feel out of place. But one step towards feeling more comfortable as a designer is to advance your own development skills.

Having the ability to design PSDs and then code the design into a site layout is a huge benefit. You won’t need to rely on another web developer to work out your HTML5/CSS3. Plus right after designing a website layout in Photoshop you’ll be able to bring that work to life. It’s truly a skillset that requires time – but ultimately it will improve your knowledge and control on the web.

CSS Box-Sizing for Noobies

Box-sizing basically is an alternative to the standard box model we have in CSS. To fully understand box-sizing you need to understand the box model. Practically, they work just about the same but there is one key difference – one that will be discussed in depth later. So, let’s get started by examining the good old box model.