Placehold.it

This is really cool… www.placehold.it is a site that generates filler images for you. Just link to it in your css or image tags, set the size of the image and you’re good to go:

<img src="http://placehold.it/350x150">

The above image tag will give you:

You can also add color and text:

Here is a simple layout built in codepen.io that makes user of placehold.it:

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ZTXT 3.2 (coming soon)

I’ve been working on the ZTXT code editor for over two years now and its really come a long way. See the below link for how to install and take a look at this youtube video demoing the prerelease:

(demo video)

(download ide)

https://github.com/ZevanRosser/ztxt/

(intsallation instructions)

https://github.com/ZevanRosser/ztxt/

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The Truth About HTML5

This book is awesome : The Truth About HTML5. I read it in two sittings and I spent a good deal of the time just cracking up. I agree with almost everything he talks about in the book.

I’ve been teaching html5 classes for the last few semesters and I’ve had a great time doing. I have however been very careful about what things I tell my students they can use – which things to use polyfills, shims etc… for and which things they should just learn about but avoid at the moment. I was happy to see that these same things were described in great detail in this book. The book also does a great job of giving some history about certain features of html5. I highly recommend The Truth About HTML5 it was a great read.

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