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YouTube drops Flash for HTML5 video as default

The slow death of Adobe Flash has been hastened — YouTube, which used the platform as the standard way to play its videos, has dumped Flash in favor of HTML5 for its default web player. The site will now use HTML5 video as standard in Chrome, Internet Explorer 11, Safari 8, and in beta versions of Firefox. YouTube engineer Richard Leider said the time had come to ditch the aging Flash in favor of HTML5 as the latter, used in smart TVs and other streaming devices, had benefits that “extend beyond web browsers.”

YouTube has spent years experimenting with HTML5, and engineer John Harding wrote about its benefits in 2010. Harding said that although HTML5 let YouTube bring videos to devices that don’t support Flash Player, such as the…

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Free Collection Of HTML5, CSS3 & jQuery Search Forms

Search form is one of the most common and important feature in every website. It makes the website easier to use for the viewers. It gives any website a more professional look and at the same time helps it in becoming user friendly hence appealing to the users. It helps the users to navigate through the website with ease and also to search the required information quickly. It can be safely inferred that a search box increases a website’s design and durability infinitely hence it is imperative that it is styled to perfection and for this purpose designers use CSS3 HTML5 and JQuery. Developers can design these search boxes themselves or they can get the required help online from the free CSS3, HTML5 and JQuery forms available online. But picking the search form that’s perfect for the website is crucial.

Therefore today we have put together a collection of latest free CSS3, HTML5 & jQuery search forms to save everyone trouble from searching so go ahead and have a look!!

Search Box With Suggestion Dropdown

Pulsating CSS3 Input Search Box

Search Bar Animation (.psd, HTML & CSS)

Google Powered Site Search with jQuery

jQuery Plugin for On-demand Search Box: SeacrhMeme

jQuery and CSS3 “Next Level” Animation Search Form

Clean Search Form, CSS3/jQuery + PSD

Design A Beautiful CSS3 Search Form

How To Create A Cool And Usable CSS3 Search Box

CSS3 Search Box

CSS3 Search Box With On-Focus Suggestion Box

Realistic Soft Search Box In Pure CSS

Mini Search Filter

Create a Drop Down Menu with Search Box in CSS3 and HTML

How to Code an Expanding HTML5/CSS3 Search Input Field

Some CSS styles for your search box II

CSS Only Full Width Search Form

Search Bar

Flexible Search Box

Expanding Search Bar Deconstructed

Css3 Search Box Inspired By Apple.com

Animated Search Form

Glowing Pulse Form

GrooveShark Search Box with CSS3

Creating A Rocking CSS3 Search Box

CSS3 Search Form

“Loooong” The Sarch Bar

Expandable Mobile Search Form

Create Beautiful Form Fields Using CSS And Images

Rocking And Rolling Rounded Menu With Jquery

5 STYLES FLUID SEARCH BOX/BAR


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The Do’s and Don’ts of Building HTML5 Hybrid Apps


In the beginning there was native code and it was good. Then PhoneGap, Appcelerator, Trigger.io, AppGyver and others emerged, ushering in the “native or hybrid” debate.

If you aren’t familiar with the term, a hybrid app is a mobile app written using languages such as HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, then compiled into native iOS, Android or other mobile platform code using wrapper technologies such as PhoneGap/Cordova. Additionally, these frameworks have APIs allowing access to native functions such as the camera, GPS, etc.

The allure of HTML5 is hard to deny. If you’re proficient in building web apps, you’re 90% of the way to creating hybrid mobile apps. You can spend weeks learning Swift or Objective C to write your first iOS app or starting building something today that will also run on Android.

Native proponents are quick to say there’s no substitute for natively written apps. Aspects such as speed, stability, smooth transitions and ease of maintenance are major selling points.

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Dismal early experiences developing hybrids placed me in the native camp. In 2010, smitten with the promise of “write once deploy everywhere,” I led a team that decided to give PhoneGap a whirl. It didn’t take much time to realize PhoneGap’s limitations. Our client wanted that “native feel,” but it wasn’t possible. Scrolling, fixed headers and transitions were an issue. Performance was awful. The entire project felt like swimming upstream.

That experience forced me to accept that unless we were willing to compromise aspects native apps take for granted, hybrid wasn’t ready for prime time.

Fast forward to 2013. PhoneGap 3 was released. Smartphones such as the iPhone 5 and Nexus 3 demonstrated exponential advances in processing power. OS support of CSS3 had come along considerably. It was time to give hybrid another try at bat.

The result? Mixed. We produced two apps. The first was a relatively simple calculator-style app with some reporting. We purposely avoided transitions between views and other processor-intensive actions. It turned out well—outputting to both iOS and Android was mostly painless. Unless you’re a seasoned mobile developer, you wouldn’t know it was a hybrid.

The second attempt was more challenging. The app was complex and the client had specific requests on how it needed to work. In hindsight, it wasn’t a good hybrid candidate. Despite this, we successfully completed the project. We also learned a ton along the way.

Having since been part of numerous native and hybrid projects, I’ve gained a pretty good perspective on the Do’s and Don’ts of taking a hybrid approach.

First, the good news: yes, hybrid is a viable solution (sorry, native evangelists). Advances in smartphone processing and memory, along with improved frameworks have helped level the playing field. However, there are guidelines one should follow when considering hybrid. Let’s start with the Don’ts.

The Don’ts…

1. Don’t Use Heavy Libraries, Frameworks or Plug-ins
If avoidable, Don’t use heavy libraries like jQuery. If you must use jQuery, opt for the much lighter Zepto.js. Completely avoid jQuery UI and jQuery Mobile. Both these libraries are performance hogs when compiled into mobile apps. jQuery Mobile in particular imposes a lot of rigidness.

2. Don’t Use HTML5 for Apps that are Multi-purpose or Complex
When it first launched, Facebook used a hybrid approach and it was a dismal failure due to performance. Facebook crammed a lot of functionality into the app, weighing it down considerably. When considering hybrid, your concept should be simple.

3. Don’t Load Views All at Once
If your views are a mix of text and graphics, load the text first and the graphics as separate data calls that load sequentially. Speed and performance are paramount to creating an engaging user experience.

4. Don’t Use Hybrid for Animation or Graphic-intensive Apps
For example, interactive games or rich-media.

5. Don’t Expect Your App to Run Perfectly in iOS and Android Out of the Gate
We’ve consistently developed for iOS first, and then re-factored for Android. The “write once run everywhere” mantra just isn’t that simple. Prepare to spend time adjusting your CSS and other formatting to accommodate each OS.

The Do’s…

1. For Data-driven Apps, Do Use Javascript MVC Frameworks Like AngularJS
Angular is particularly well-suited for hybrid apps because it doesn’t rely on heavy libraries like jQuery. Backbone.js has some nice helper libraries like Thorax and Marionette. App.js is a lightweight framework designed for hybrid apps.

2. Do Consider Using a UI Library such as Ionic

Ionic excels at delivering native-like transitions and pairs well with AngularJS.

3. Do Minify HMTL/CSS/JS to Reduce File Size and Improve Performance
Use tools like jscompress.com for Javascript files, and cssminifier.com for CSS. Will Peavy’s HTML minifier will compress your HTML nicely. Be sure to test your app thoroughly after minimizing to ensure everything works.

4. Do Crunch All Your Graphics
There are plenty of graphics optimizers out there. Tinypng.com is great at reducing PNGs without compromising quality.

5. Do Test for Performance
Clunky or inconsistent view transitions and slow load times make an otherwise great app unpolished. If you’re using PhoneGap/Cordova, test your hybrid apps using a tool like Browser-perf. Third-party services like New Relic’s mobile monitoring pinpoints issues across response times, errors, carrier performance and versioning optimization.

6. Do Use Chrome Canary to Emulate Different Environments
Canary’s Developer tools will emulate different devices and network speeds when testing your app.

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7. Do Take Advantage of Local Storage
By leveraging local storage, your app can re-render views and reduce service calls. Speed is a big issue for hybrid apps and local storage increases performance.

8. Do Consider Learning a Hybrid Development Framework
There are numerous frameworks and platforms out there for developing hybrid apps. I’m particularly impressed with the offerings from AppGyver. Their platform uses a mix of native and hybrid components and is rooted in AngularJS. In evaluating several hybrid frameworks, I’ve found AppGyver’s Steroids platform produces incredibly responsive, native-like apps.

Conclusion

Native has clear advantages, but hybrid apps have come a long way. Recent platforms and frameworks have brought powerful new ways of building apps to the forefront of mobile development. If you’ve tried hybrid in the past with less than spectacular results or are considering it for the first time, there’s no better time in history to give it a try!


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5 HTML5 Text Editors For Web Developers

Web developers and designers are often in need for HTML5 text editors. This post is for them as here we are showcasing 10 HTML5 text editors specially compiled for web designers and web developers. Text editor is one of the most important tools for the web developers as well as for the designers.

In this post, we are presenting a list of the best HTML5 text editors that are completely written for the web. Thanks to HTML5 technology, now we can update our text editors to the most recent versions and take full advantage of their capabilities. In this post, we are showcasing an irresistible and great collection of free and fresh 5 HTML5 text editors for web developers and designers.

Rendra : Online HTML5 Editor

Type in your HTML code and see it rendered in realtime. Then style it with CSS. You can use any of the HTML5 or CSS3 tags your browser supports.

Aloha Editor

The world’s most advanced browser HTML5 based WYSIWYG editor lets you experience a whole new way of editing. It’s faster than existing technologies and offers unprecedented WYSIWYG functionalities.

Mercury Editor

Mercury is a full featured HTML5 editor. It was built from the ground up to help your team get the most out of content editing in modern browsers.

Popline

Popline is a HTML5 Rich-Text-Editor toolbar. Popline is inspired from popclip. Compared to traditional RTE, popline will float around the selected text.

Bootstrap-wysiwyg

This tiny (5KB, < 200 lines) jQuery Bootstrap plugin turns any DIV into a WYSIWYG rich-content editor.


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30 free and beautiful HTML5 templates

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The new version of HTML; HTML5 is being very popular today for building remarkable websites. Many developers modify the pre-existing HTML template for a quick result as starting from scratch is really time consuming and repetitive task to carry. There are a lot of web designers that produce free HTML5 templates which you can use […]

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13 Really Useful HTML5, CSS3 & jQuery Search Form Tutorials

Adding search box or search functionality to a website gives its users the power to search for their required information in an easy and fast way. Therefore, adding a search box in the website has become one of the prime elements of web designs, and almo s. Search box goes along with navigation of the website and helps in several different means as well. Adding a search box to the website user interface makes it user friendly and of course, easy to explore.

Below, we have collected 13 useful CSS3, HTML5 and jQuery search form scripts that help you create a search box from scratch. We hope that this compilation will prove to be useful for you and let you understand exactly how to create search bar with accurate functionality. Enjoy!

Pulsating CSS3 Input Search Box

Input search box with borders and shadows throbbing like pulses.

Suggestions Search Box in pure CSS

This is a really simple tutorial on creating an expanding suggestion search box build with use of Pure CSS.

Expanding Search Box with CSS

The expanding search box is simply a search box that gets wider as soon as you click on it or type something in it.

Expanding Search Bar Using CSS Transitions

We’re going to make a search bar that expands with CSS transitions. The search bar is initially hidden from view, and when you click the search label, it smoothly expands into view.

Client-side full-text search in CSS

Using data- attributes for indexation, and a dynamic stylesheet with a CSS3 selector for search, it is straightforward to implement a client-side full-text search in CSS rather than JavaScript.

Create a Drop Down Menu with Search Box in CSS3 and HTML

In this tutorial, we will be creating a flat style navigation with a search box and dropdown menu from the Square UI.

How to Code an Expanding HTML5/CSS3 Search Input Field

In this tutorial We want to demonstrate two different methods for building an expanding search field. The first is using basic CSS3 transitions which are only supported in newer web browsers.

Fancy Search Box

This is a fancy search box i made out of boredom. feel free to use it.

Search Bar Animation

CriteriaSearchBox

Kind of a search box which suggests selectable search criterias, like categories of a shop.

jQuery and CSS3 “Next Level” animation Search Form

Basic jQuery Search/Filter

Flexible Search Box

A flexible search input with an internal fixed-width submit button and fixed-width border.


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Giveaway: Win 1 of 5 Extended Licenses for these 5 Responsive Multi-Purpose HTML5 Templates


We have another fantastic giveaway from our friends over at DealFuel. They are giving away the extended license to their hottest selling product, the 5 Multipurpose HTML Templates Deal!

They have given us 5 copies to giveaway to 5 lucky winners. All you have to do to enter this givewaway is subscribe to their newsletter. So if you love making WordPress themes, Joomla templates or anything similar, the extended license sets you free.

5 Responsive Multi-purpose HTML5 templates

You will be able create a professional website in super-quick time with these 5 multipurpose HTML templates. These templates are very clean, creative, versatile & highly functional. In the template package you will receive the following templates:

  • Appolicious – Bootstrap 3 Retina App Landing Page
  • Charted Accountant Multipurpose HTML Template
  • Edge HTML Single Page Template
  • My Cafe – A Premium Restaurant HTML Template
  • Streak responsive HTML template

Check out the templates here: 5 Multipurpose HTML Templates.

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The competition will run for the next seven days starting on the 24th of October 2014 and ending on the 31st of October 2014. Winners will be notified within 2 days of the competition getting over.

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Lay Out Your CV Effectively with Free HTML5 One Page Template

Push your career forward with professional CV. Set up or redesign your personal page with ready-made free html5 one page template.
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Free HTML5 Template for Dance Studio. Turn Your Passion into a Successful Business

Free HTML5 Template for Dance Studio to start or re-shape a site presenting dance-related organization online.
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10 HTML5 Tools For Speed Up Development

Since the release of HTML5, it has been an important element in the web development and more and more developers and designers are switching towards HTML5 merely because of its vast functionality. This is the reason why HTML5 has gained so much popularity and recognition in the cyberspace and has greatly improved the methods of its predecessor.

Below, we have collected 10 very best HTML5 tools for accelerated web development. These tools not only simplify your development work but will also make it quite easier for you to develop innovative and modern web applications. Feel free to share your opinions with us via comment section below. Your comments are always more than welcome. Let us have a look. Enjoy!

Initializr

Initializr is an HTML5 templates generator to help you getting started with a new project based on HTML5 Boilerplate. It generates for you a clean customizable template with just what you need to start!

Stitches An HTML5 Sprite Sheet Generator

Drag & drop image files onto the space below, or use the “Open” link to load images using the file browser. Then, click “Generate” to create a sprite sheet and stylesheet.

Endless Mural

The Endless Mural an interactive,collaborative art website built in html5.play and draw, using all the tools and artwork provided. When you are happy with what you have created, submit your composition to the endless mural and become a part of this global collaboration.

Html5please

Look up HTML5, CSS3, etc features, know if they are ready for use, and if so find out how you should use them – with polyfills, fallbacks or as they are.

X-iconeditor

X-Icon Editor is an HTML5 application based on Canvas that allows you to create high resolution icons that lets your sites shine with IE9 and above.

Moqups

Moqups is a nifty HTML5 App used to create wireframes, mockups or UI concepts, prototypes depending on how you like to call them.

Speakker

Comes out of the box in two variations and with incredible options of customization: Flexible dimensions, unlimited colors and two different button sets for light and dark themes. Easy to set up. Just a few lines of Javascript and a quantum CSS.

Buzz

Buzz is a small but powerful Javascript library that allows you to easily take advantage of the new HTML5 audio element. It degrades silently on non-modern browsers.

Literally “Canvas”

Literally Canvas is an extensible, open source (BSD-licensed), HTML5 drawing widget. It depends on jQuery.

Spritebox

Spritebox is a WYSIWYG tool to help web designer quickly and easily create CSS classes and IDs from single sprite image.

WYSIHTML5

wysihtml5 is an open source rich text editor based on HTML5 technology and the progressive-enhancement approach. It uses a sophisticated security concept and aims to generate fully valid HTML5 markup by preventing unmaintainable tag soups and inline styles.


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