Tutorial Featured in .Net Magazine Issue No. 212Posted Sunday, February 6th, 2011
So a couple of months ago I was approached by Oliver Lindberg, Associate Editor at .Net Magazine about contributing a tutorial to feature in the February 2011 issue of the mag. Of course, being a regular reader of .Net magazine I was honoured to be asked, and immediately responded. After chatting things through with Oliver, there was a couple of routes I could have gone down but I chose to do a simple front end web based tutorial on creating a 3D ribbon using only CSS3 and XHTML, and here it is!
I decided to cover a simple tutorial, looking at how to implement a small wrap around ribbon on to a website using only code, abolishing the need for images. The techniques covered hit on a few great tips for things such as creating shapes with item borders, reducing load times on pages, especially important these days for mobile browsers, and fallback solutions for the ‘less capable’ browsers such as IE6.
I really enjoyed putting this tutorial together, it was good to be apart of something a little different. It was certainly a challenge trying to get all the detail I wanted to put in reduced to 45 word blocks and condensed down to 18 steps, but after some major copy tweaking I just about managed!
Along with my tut and all the other great content in this issue of .Net you also get a free little sitepoint book about creating HTML emails, written by Mathew Patterson, Head of Customer Support at Campaign Monitor.
So make sure to grab a copy of .Net magazine this month (issue 212), give the tutorial a go and let me know what you think! Any feedback welcome, just leave a comment below. Happy tutting!