Less-The dynamic stylesheet language

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Are a Web developer or a designer who have been writing CSS styles? Okay! Rhetorical questions aside!!! There is a new way of writing few, clean and effective CSS styles, with…..LESS. LESS as it is called, is a dynamic stylesheet language.

Why less ?

LESS extends the normal CSS, you and me have been writing!!, with dynamic behavior such as Variables, Mixins, Operations and Functions.

LESS also run on both the client-side, that is in your browser(Chrome, Safari, Firefox) and server-side with Node.js and Rhino

LESS was developed by Alexis Sellier
To learn more about less visit its official website here.

Color in Design

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Sometimes when deciding on which color to use in your websites, magazines, business cards e.t.c It might not be an easy task. If you are one of those sometimes have trouble on which color to use for a project, thanks God!! some people have made the way of deciding on which color to use a bit easy for you.

The following are some of the links to various articles about color  in designing:

The Code Side Of Color

This is an article by Ben Gremillion from Smash Magazine. Ben, explains to you how computers name colors by using a hexadecimal code. That is, a color code that uses combinations of exactly six characters made from ten numerals and six letters — preceded by a hash mark.

Hexadecimal Code

He makes it easier for you and breaks down the hexadecimal into manageable bytes in reference to red, green and blue, which are called as the Primary Colours(hue). These are the colors “that can not be formed by mixing others colors”, but “they are used to form other colors when they are mixed together.”

Read more about Ben’s article here

Infographic about the power of blue color in Web design

This infographic by template monster breaks it all for you!! Shows you which sites uses blue color( for Inspirational), blue color as one of the “fantastic 3″(Primary Colours(hue)), effects of blue cocktails and usage of blue colour(In branding). Read more here.

Getting good with Javscript

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Straight to the point without wasting your precious time, have you ever wanted to learn JavaScript but the resources you get out there scares the hell out of you!!!!. Articles and books about JavaScript Written for Gurus. And, sometimes you feel like your dream of getting JavaScript by its “Codes” will never come true and fades away day by day. Now you can Sit and relax in front of your computer because Andrew Burgess, have collected all the ingredients about JavaScript , cooked for you and packaged them in a beautiful book called GETTING GOOD WITH JAVASCRIPT.

The book is written for human in a language easy-to-understand (My Grandma can even know what it is all about!!). Inside the book, Andrew Burgess gets you started by telling you what you will learn, a brief history about JavaScript (where it came from!), how you will get started.

Okay! Trust me on this, the book has the following chapters:

Chapter 1-Getting Started

Here you will learn:

  1. Aren’t There Already Enough JavaScript Books?
  2. What Will I Learn?
  3. Where Did JavaScript Come From?
  4. How Do I Get Started?
  5. Conventions Used in The Book
  6. Summary

Chapter 2-JavaScript Basics

The basics about Javascript covered are:

  1. Variables
  2. Types
  3. Semicolons
  4. Comments
  5. Operators
  6. Conditional Statements
  7. Looping Statements
  8. Summary

Chapter 3-JavaScript More Basics

Andrew Burgess goes on to give you the following more basics:

  1. Functions
  2. Type Methods
  3. Summary

Chapter 4-More Concepts and Best Practices

Here the following are covered:

  1. this
  2. Object Oriented JavaScript
  3. Object Methods
  4. Closure
  5. Errors
  6. Testing your JavaScript
  7. Organizing your JavaScript
  8. Optimizing your JavaScript
  9. Summary

Chapter 5-Working with HTML

Here he shows you how to write Javascript for websites, that is Javascript for running in a browser. The following are covered:

  1. Kids, Meet the DOM
  2. Node
  3. Finding Elements
  4. Traversing the DOM
  5. Adding, Removing, and Modifying Elements
  6. Events
  7. The DOM, In Sum

Additional information in the book are:

  1. Appendix A: Further Study
  2. Appendix B: What We Didn’t Cover
  3. About Andrew Burgess
  4. Screencasts used in the book

You can get this book GETTING GOOD WITH JAVASCRIPT from here