HTML5 Apps 70-480

Elevate! Electrify! Jeremy Foster and I had no idea what kind of response resulted from presenting our free training course to prepare for the 70-480 exam.  For example, who knew that our shirts (purchased from the Microsoft Store the day prior) would become so popular, people contacting both of us wondering where they could buy…

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Microsoft DevRadio: CSS3 Animations

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  Michael Palermo is back for an episode and shows us how to implement CSS3 animations into Windows Store apps! Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 and Windows 8 SDKStep #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8Step #3 – Start building your own…

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Microsoft DevRadio: Media Queries

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract:  In today’s episode Michael Palermo will show you how to manage your programs to work in different layouts via Media Queries. If you need to know how to control what needs to be done in various layouts – Portrait, landscape, snap-view, etc. this short how-to…

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CSS3 for Windows Store Apps: Animations

CSS3 has brought much goodness to the web developer community.  The feature that potentially steals the show is CSS3 Animations – which can also be used when developing applications for the Windows Store via JavaScript. If you are not familiar with animations, the name itself is practically self-explanatory.  Animations can deliver very appealing “eye-candy” in…

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CSS3 for Windows Store Apps: Transitions

Windows 8 brings in a new era of opportunity for the web developer/designer in that applications in the Windows Store can be written with “web” technologies such as HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS3. Creating a compelling user experience is an important aspect of a successful app, and CSS3 is a fantastic way to reach that objective. …

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Microsoft DevRadio: Simple Styling Techniques

To play video, hover above and press play button. Abstract: Michael Palermo shows us some simple styling techniques for our Windows 8 apps using CSS.. Next Steps: Step #1 – Download Windows 8 Release Preview and Windows 8 SDKStep #2 – Download Visual Studio Express for Windows 8Step #3 – Start building your own Metro Style Apps…

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Sneak Peek at CSS3 Course

Here is a sneak peek of my latest course at Pluralsight regarding CSS3: [click here for a listing of all my courses at Pluralsight]

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CSS3 Target Trick

In my previous post regarding a CSS Hover Trick, I was challenged in the twitter universe to do something similar with images, but with the click event.  Could this be done without JavaScript?  But of course.  What makes this possible is use of two CSS3 selectors:  :not, :target. This will not work in older browsers,…

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CSS3 Colors–HSLA to RGBA

In my previous post on CSS3 Colors – RGBA vs. HSLA, I provided a script to easily convert RGB to HSL using inputs/outputs friendly to CSS3.  In this post, I provide the reverse script – converting from HSL to RGB.  The trailing “A” means Alpha (scale of opacity), and requires no conversion. // elsewhere in…

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CSS3 Colors–RGBA vs. HSLA

There really is no battle between RGBA and HSLA.  Either can accomplish the task of discovering the color that is just right for you.  Which should you choose?  Which is an easier concept for you to understand? RedGreenBlue HueSaturationLightness Alpha (opacity)   Again, which above is easier for you to understand? According to the W3C:…

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