7 Ways to Code Faster HTML CSS

7 Ways to Code Faster HTML and CSS

Are you a fast coder? Yes? If then how fast you can code? Being a fast typist isn’t about coding faster. Faster coding is about getting more things done with less effort. Here comes the role of productivity tools.

Listed below are some very useful productivity tools – for Frong End Developers. The tools below will help you code must faster and saves a lot of time. After all we are not a typist :), so why don’t we use these tools:

HTML

1.) ZEN CODING

Zen Coding is an editor plugin for high-speed HTML, XML, XSL (or any other structured code format) coding and editing. The core of this plugin is a powerful abbreviation engine which allows you to expand expressions—similar to CSS selectors—into HTML code.

Best learn resource: http://coding.smashingmagazine.com/2009/11/21/zen-coding-a-new-way-to-write-html-code/

2.) Halm

Haml is a markup language that’s used to cleanly and simply describe the HTML of any web document without the use of inline code. Haml functions as a replacement for inline page templating systems such as PHP, ASP, and ERB, the templating language used in most Ruby on Rails applications.

Best learn resource: http://haml-lang.com/tutorial.html

3.) Sparkup

You can write HTML in a CSS-like syntax, and have Sparkup handle the expansion to full HTML code. It is meant to help you write long HTML blocks in your text editor by letting you type less characters than needed.

Best learn resource: http://thechangelog.com/post/1421721495/sparkup-a-parser-for-a-condensed-html-format

CSS

4.) LESS

The dynamic stylesheet language. LESS extends CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions.

Best learn resource: http://webdesign.tutsplus.com/tutorials/htmlcss-tutorials/get-into-less-the-programmable-stylesheet-language/

5.) SASS

Sass is a meta-language on top of CSS that’s used to describe the style of a document cleanly and structurally, with more power than flat CSS allows.

Best learn resource: http://net.tutsplus.com/tutorials/other/mastering-sass-lesson-1/

6.) Prefixr

CSS Prefixr is a CSS pre-processor tool, that generates the cross browser css from given codes. Forget about writing multiple browser prefixes and start using Prefixr.

7.) SpriteCow

Sprite Cow helps you get the background-position, width and height of sprites within a spritesheet as a nice bit of copyable css.

All of the above tools are my daily usage tools. Once you get the rid of using these tools – you will thank me for listing.

Create Document Icon with CSS3

Nowadays Im working more on mobile web apps. I have encountered many challenging works which I have accomplished with CSS3. Today I am gonna share a nice trick, how you can create a document icon with pure CSS3 only. I am using a single HTML element <a> (you can use your preferred one) to create this icon.

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Final CSS3 Document Icon

Create Simple jQuery + CSS Tab

Displaying large, lengthy contents on a page is bad thing. Normally user ignores the page where they see a lot of texts & texts & texts. Here “Tabs” comes to act. Tabs are very useful to display large, lengthy contents on  a page.

Lets have a short trick on how to create jQuery tabs, its too easy to create. We will create tabs using a little bit css & jQuery. Continue reading Create Simple jQuery + CSS Tab

Create Tooltip using jQuery

Tooltips are visually appealing, very user friendly way to notify users. Today we are going to make a tooltip using jQuery that you can use it anywhere in your webpage.
While creating this tooltip, this is assumed that you are familier with html CSS. You need to know these techniques to understand the development.

Pre-requirement

For creating a visually appealing tooltip, we need following assets ready, Continue reading Create Tooltip using jQuery