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26 Web Design Tutorials for Learning New CSS3 Properties

Over the past few years a number of prominent CSS3 tutorials have been published online. These are perfect for beginners who don’t have a lot of experience coding webpages. But developers who do have that experience may also find the more detailed articles quite insightful.

Take a look over this collection of posts related to newer CSS3 properties. There may be some you’re already familiar with, and others that you’ve never even heard about before. CSS3 provides developers with many different solutions used to solve individual problems. Also if you know any other great posts I’ve forgotten you can share with us in the post discussion area.

CSS3 Box Shadow Effects

various css3 box shadow effects tutorial

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40 Placeholder Content Generators for Testing Project Layouts

Both websites and mobile projects often benefit from demoing content. But instead of spending your time slavishly copywriting, why not incorporate Lorem Ipsum as a method to generate filler text? Over the years many websites have popped up to offer variations on this filler content. Even static images can be embedded on-the-fly with these webapps.

I’ve scoured the Internet putting together a collection of 40 intriguing solutions for content generation. There are plenty of text-based solutions along with some image placeholders as well. Most people end up sticking with 2-3 they like the most. But it never hurts to keep a variety of resources in your designer toolbox.

Cupcake Ipsum

cupcake ipsum freebie generator website

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30+ osCommerce Templates

osCommerce is a popular open-source e-commerce solution. It has been around since 2000 and is used to power hundreds if not thousands of online shops. In this post we’ll feature more than 30 of the most interesting osCommerce templates that you can purchase for your own projects.

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lingerie store oscommerce template

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28 Beginner Tutorials for Modern API Web Development

Web development has grown far beyond the typical HTML/CSS/JS code structure. Modern web services like Facebook and Twitter are built with something called an Application Programming Interface. This allows developers to connect into 3rd party services and pull out data to be displayed on another website.

For this post I’ve collected a number of free online tutorials which delve into API development. These are perfect for anybody new to the scene who wants to learn a bit more about typical web services. Some will require an API key while others may simply return XML/JSON data on command. Either way these articles detail many popular development techniques in an easy-to-understand fashion.

Facebook’s Graph API Explorer

facebooks graph api explorer to grab insights data

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Get The Designer Survival Kit (over 500 resources) For Only $39

As the weather chills across the US we have been hard a work on some new products over at DesignM.ag headquarters. We have put together the first of a series of new products we plan to offer over the next year. The first kit is The Designer Survival Kit. We built this kit with the idea of having everything you need for your next web design project. For $39 we will help you cut time and increase the quality of your work. It’s an instant download and it comes complete with .jpg previews of all ui elemtents, .ai files for all icons and hovers, and .psds.

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