Here we have a list compiled of CSS3 Generators which can be used from generating full CSS layouts to setting up CSS3 gradients.
CSS3 generators will allow you to create virtually every CSS3 features such as gradients, shadows, box radius, border shader, font-face, transitions, animations. Personally I try not to use CSS generators but sometimes you can save yourself a lot of time and head scrating with frustration.
CSS3 is becoming very popular now especially with implimentation of HTML5, I have created about a dozen HTML5 Themes myself and CSS3 has worked for me well in those themes.
There are around 116 new additions in CSS3 there are many free online tools which will help you create modern CSS3 code to cut and paste into your stylesheets…
CSS 3.0 Maker is a fabulous tool. You can define box radii, gradients, text shadows, box shadows, transforms, transitions and rotations by adjusting a few sliders. A preview area shows the result and indicates which desktop and mobile browsers support the properties.
CSS code can be copied from the Codeview box and downloaded within an HTML file which demonstrates the effect.
CSS3 Generator uses a wizard-like approach to define styles. Choose from a variety of effects including border radius, text shadow, box shadow, multiple columns, transforms and transitions. Then, complete a few boxes to apply them to the preview element.
CSS3 Generator highlights which browsers and versions support the effect and, where possible, provides IE-specific filter code.
The sandbox has been developed by CSS3 guru and SitePoint contributer John Allsopp. Gradients, text effects, box properties and transforms can be easily adjusted using sliders. The resulting code and preview window is dynamically updated accordingly.
The tool may not be as pretty as some of its competitors but it’s quick and functional. Recommended.
CSS3 Playground has been created by freelance developer Mike Plate. As well as supporting a range of CSS3 properties, it’s the only tool which allows you to preview effects on more than one element and change the content of the boxes. Amazing.
If you want something simple, quick and easy, this CSS3 generator could be the tool for you. It’s one of the best-looking utilities and supports border radius, box shadow, opacity and simple background gradients. You can also request IE-specific filters in the resulting code.
CSS3 effects can produce great-looking buttons without images. The CSS3 Button Generator allows you to tweak the font, padding, border, background gradient, inner shadow, drop shadow and text shadows using up/down controls which can be easier and more logical than sliders.
As well as providing cross-browser CSS3 code, the tool allows you to store and share styles with others. You can browse showcased buttons and adjust the properties for your own use.
If pushed, even I can recall the text-shadow property. CSS3 gradients? No chance. Gradients may be powerful but they’re convoluted and, until recently, webkit browsers used a different syntax. Unless you’re creating a very simple background, a gradient generator is essential.
The Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator is, well, the ultimate gradient generator. It uses a similar interface to Photoshop and creates cross-browser code which includes IE filters. Finally, gradients can be saved and shared with a unique link. You’ll definitely want to bookmark this tool.
If the Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator is too much effort, you might prefer this alternative. The tool allows you to create linear gradients by adding colors at any number of stop points. The old webkit syntax is produced as well as Mozilla code which should be compatible with other browsers.
Heres the HTML5 Templates that I created in August 2011, you can download them free of charge and use as you like.
Hope you like them, If you use any of the templates drop me a links I would love to see them in action. Visit our sister site http://www.html5-templates.co.uk for more free html5 templates and html5 cms themes.
Please feel free to promote any of these templates by uploading to your websites, posting on your blogs and if you run a website templates site but please leave the designed by link intact, If we feel that our work is being appreciated then thats enough to inspire us to carry on and make even better free template designs.
One of my earlier designs I created a while back now which was originally XHTML and CCS 2.1 which now we have converted over into valid HTML5, I have released this template free because so many people have commented on how they love the simple layout and easy navigation of our website.
super easy code editing and layout modification
fully html5 validated
A new HTML5 Template added to the database which again should be very easy to edit with basic html knowledge. This template took me around 4 hours to complete, I could of added so much more but wanted to keep it simple and not too complicated so that any should be able edit and re-design, if you use this template send me a link I would love to see it in action.
fully html5 validated
Similar in design to the HTML5 template, I made this template to be super lightweight and fast loading, you can use stinkyshop template for almost any website it`s so easy to edit and customise it`s an idea template for beginners. If you need any help editing this template then please use our forums.
super easy code editing and layout modification
fully html5 validated
Here we have published some great tips for website owners who want to start learning about the SEO process with Google.
The Google Honeymoon Ended
If you have a relatively new site which is only a few months old and you found that you were enjoying cushy rankings for much of that time until now, it’s most likely the result of the Google Honeymoon. This is the term for the phenomenon where a new site enjoys high rankings for a short period of time before falling to its more realistic ranking.
Google Sandbox Effect Started
The “Google Sandbox Effect” refers to the effect where new sites get dropped in the sandbox shortly after being created. You may enjoy those nice rankings due to the honeymoon or another phenomenon temporarily, but afterwards you are dropped in the sandbox which is like a punishment for new sites just for being new and unproven. In this case you should stick to low competition keywords, creating great content, and looking for high authority incoming links to prove your value to Google to get you out of the sandbox sooner than later.
Algorithm Updates/Link Juice Lost
Probably the most common reason your site disappeared is due to a change in the search engine’s algorithms. Search engines are constantly updating their algorithms which dictate where pages rank for keywords in the search engine results pages in order to keep things fresh and ensure that the best content is kept at the top. Even if your site isn’t being directly affected by an algorithm update, sites which you get a lot of your links from could be which can diminish the amount of link juice which you have overnight, so your ranking will likely drop with it.
Most recently the Google farmer update, also known as the Panda Update, slapped the influence which content farm sites (sites with huge amounts of sub par content with an emphasis on quantity over quality) had in the search engines, so content farms as well as the millions of websites receiving link juice from them were seriously affected practically overnight.
If your site is the victim of malware and Google detects malware on any of your pages, it will notify and warn any potential visitors in the SERPs who click on your page before they actually get to your site. Very few people will proceed after seeing such a warning (would you?), so this can account for a HUGE drop in traffic and can dissuade not just the casual internet user but other webmasters who would potentially link to you or even those who have already linked to you to break those links. This obviously can have an adverse effect not only on your traffic but your rankings in a relatively short period of time.
If Google cannot access your server because of issues with your host or on your end, this can cause a problem if left unfixed after a period of a few days. I use GoDaddy for my hosting and have never had an issue in 5 years, nice!
Robot.txt File Problems
Make sure you don’t have any bonehead mistakes in your robot.txt which may be prohibiting search engine crawlers from gaining access to certain pages of your site. If that happens all of a sudden, you can find your ranking drop, so make sure you’re only blocking the URLs you don’t want crawled with that file.
Your site could have been penalized without your even realizing it if you broke Google’s rules. Steer clear of black hat SEO techniques to ensure that you are not penalized.
Broken links can cause serious problems, especially if it’s a prominent internal link on your site. It can be time consuming/impossible to check each of your links manually, so I use a free plugin with WordPress called Broken Link Checker which gives you a heads up as soon as it detects a broken link on one of its regular checks.
Search engines like Google hate duplicate content. This is especially true when it happens on the same site, but it can be an issue on different websites, as well. Not only does this irk Google, but when it finds duplicate content in two or more locations online, Google has to determine which is the true original content, and it may not always be your site that gets the credit, regardless of whether you put that content on your site first or not; so this can have adverse effects on your rankings in a couple of ways.
The Google Dance
The Google Dance refers to the phenomenon of pages randomly jumping around different spots in the SERPs, sometimes drastically. Of all these reasons, this one is the least able to be explained clearly and rationally. Typically, if the Google dance is the culprit for your rankings drop, the good news is that you’ll regain your higher rankings shortly. It’s just a random shuffling and fluctuation of listings which usually doesn’t last long.
Not all backlinks are equal, most blog, forums and some directories attached a “no follow” tag to back links to your site. This is very important because this tells the search engine to ignore the value of this backlink when deciding upon the ranking of your site. No follow links were invented to prevent Spamers from attacking sites like Wikipedia and YouTube and filling them full of spam. Building links to these sites will add no value to your link building activities. On the other hand some site still offer “do follow” links, how can you tell the difference?
All the large social networking sites Linked-In, Wikipedia, Flicker, Twitter are no-follow so these are a waste of time for link building. Although viral marketing via a promotional video may be another source of traffic.