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Getting to Know CSS Blend Modes

Getting to Know CSS Blend Modes

by Shwetank Dixit in Articles

CSS Blend Modes provide a way to specify how one layer will interact or “blend” with the one underneath. Until now, this was the domain of photo editing applications, but now they are available on the web using CSS itself!

An Introduction to IndexedDB

by Tiffany Brown in Articles

IndexedDB offers a powerful way to store and retrieve data in the browser. As with server-side databases, IndexedDB allows us to generate keys, search data, or sort it by a particular field. In this article, we’ll dig into the IndexedDB API by building a to-do list manager. But first, let’s look at some of the concepts around databases and IndexedDB.

Creating Game-Style Parallax Scrolling: Zombie Edition

by Elli Bishop in Articles

Ready to enter the world of parallax scrolling websites? Yes, scrolling sites are absolutely everywhere. Sadly, sometimes they do little more than distract and disorient a user in an attempt to show off, but when done correctly, they can make the web a more exceptional place. At its best, parallax scrolling can help users explore content in an immersive and engaging way.

Themes in Opera 18+

Themes in Opera 18+

by Andreas Bovens in Articles

Due to the major architectural changes we’ve been going through recently, the first versions of our Chromium/Blink based Opera browser (versions 15, 16 and 17) do not support themes. However, from Opera 18 onward, themes are supported again! This article explains you how to create themes for Opera 18+.

Media Capture in Mobile Browsers

by Francesco Iovine in Articles

Media Capture is one of the most interesting features in web applications, especially for mobile devices. Surprisingly capturing media on the spot is quite a new thing for browsers in general, until recently always being delegated to browser plugins such as Flash or Silverlight. In this article we will explore how to use the Media Capture APIs, their compatibility across mobile browsers and the current state of the W3C specifications that define them.