Behind The Scenes Of Nike Better World — Smashing Magazine

Nike Better World Screenshot
If you appreciate an excellent parallax scrolling interface, don’t miss this:

In this article, we’ll talk to the team behind Nike Better World to find out how the website was made. We’ll look at exactly how it was put together, and then use similar techniques to create our own parallax scrolling website. Finally, we’ll look at other websites that employ this technique to hopefully inspire you to build on these ideas and create your own variation.

via Behind The Scenes Of Nike Better World – Smashing Magazine.

3 Techniques to Serve Up Context Specific Images for Responsive Web Designs

For responsive web designers —

Chris Coyier lays out three currently experimental methods for serving specific images to a website user, depending on the user’s device: mobile, tablet, desktop.

The three he names include:

  1. CSS3 Image Replacement
  2. Javascript URL Rewrite
  3. PHP Cookie

Chris provides helpful links to more extensive discussions of these methods. It seems that each offers benefits and drawbacks. It will be interesting to watch this develop.

Techniques for Context Specific Images | CSS-Tricks

Excellent Examples of Parallax Scrolling

Excellent Examples of Parallax Scrolling

parallax-example-screenshot

These are some very inspiring examples — some of the best of which combine scrolling with parallax. Check them out:

21 Examples of Parallax Scrolling in Web Design | Inspiration

The Parallax effect or parallax scrolling in web design is the technique that features layered images that move around the website in different speeds/perspectives creating a nice and interesting 3D illusion. We gathered some examples of websites using the parallax effect to inspire you. This effect certainly makes scrolling around websites an interesting experience.

Modernizr: a script to smooth the road to HTML5 and CSS3

a JavaScript library allowing you to use CSS3 & HTML5 while maintaining control over unsupported browsers

Modernizr is a script that will detect native CSS3 and HTML5 features available in the current UA and provide an object containing all features with a true/false value, depending on whether the UA has native support for it or not.

In addition to that, Modernizr will add classes to the <html> element of the page, one for each cutting-edge feature. If the UA supports it, a class like cssgradients will be added. If not, the class name will be no-cssgradients. This allows for simple if-conditionals in CSS styling, making it easily to have fine control over the look and feel of your website.

via Modernizr/Modernizr – GitHub.