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Real-Time 3D on the Web

When you watch an animated Pixar movie, the 3D graphics are extremely detailed and realistic because they’re “pre-rendered”. Each frame may have taken many hours or days for the computer to render and then later you watch…

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CSS Hover Effects for Photos

One of the most popular courses on Treehouse is How to Make a Website, which walks through the process of building a complete portfolio site from scratch. However, even after completing the course, the learning is only just beginning….

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jQuery Plugins for HTML Tables

(Photo from Flickr user Jeremy Levine) HTML tables have a bad reputation. In the 1990’s and 2000’s, many web professionals would use tables for positioning text and images on web pages. Using tables for layout is bad,…

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How to Use the Input Element

(Image from Flickr user Canada Science and Tech) The input element is a deceptively simple HTML form element. After all, <input> is just one HTML element, right? Whether you’re still new to HTML or if you’ve been writing…

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How to Stay Motivated

(Photograph by Flickr user Chris Waits) Staying motivated can be tough, especially on longer projects. Recently a professional acquaintance told me about a 3-year-long client project. This is an extreme case, but long projects are not uncommon in the…

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