Percentage of Web sites Using HTML5

It’s obvious that HTML5 is being embraced to a certain extent, but how many Web sites have really converted? There’s no way to get an exact number, but we can get a good idea of the progress being made by taking a look at the most popular sites on the Web.

Number of Web sites using HTML5 as of September, 2011.

In order to get a picture of how many sites are making the moving, I decided to start a quarterly report called the HTML Census take a look at the 100 most trafficked sites for September, as ranked by Alexa.

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Backing Up and Restoring WordPress using phpMyAdmin

Many web hosting packages, including those of GoDaddy, include an installation of phpMyAdmin that you can use to manage your databases. phpMyAdmin makes tasks common tasks like creating tables, inserting and deleting rows, and most importantly, backing up and restoring your databases.

WordPress Backup with phpMyAdmin

In this tutorial we’re going to look at the simple process of creating a backup of WordPress database and then restoring it.

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Simple Table Zebra Striping with CSS3

HTML Table with CSS Zebra Striping, Alternating Row ColorsZebra Striping – the name given to having alternating background colors on every other row or column, is a very simple task with CSS3′s Nth Child Pseudo-classes.

It wasn’t always so easy, especially if you did not (or could not) do it manually. Luckily we don’t have to worry about that, as we now have the ability to style every odd or evened numbered sibling elements.

So get your tables ready and take a look at just how easy this is. Below is the CSS for the table in the image shown above.

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Importing and Embedding Fonts using CSS3 and Google Web Fonts

With the beta API now available, Google Web Fonts is becoming an excellence source to find and easily import fonts. The directory contains over 250 Open Source Latin fonts. Using CSS or Javascript you can import and embed any of these fonts on your Web site or WordPress installation.

CSS3 Importing Google Web Fonts

I’ll walk you through how-to import a font and have it displaying on your Web site in less that 5 minutes!

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Styling HTML5 Form Input Elements Using CSS3

CSS3 is packed full of ways to select elements. You can select elements based on whether its class or ID starts with, contains, or ends with a string, and now you can even select different types of input elements without assigning classes or attributes!

Selecting Input Elements by Type with CSS3

Below you’ll see the CSS to use in order to select any of the 10 input types using attribute selectors. Attribute selectors allow you to style elements that contain a specific attribute, or as in this case, an attribute value.

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Top-5 Best Firefox Add-Ons for CSS Developers

There is an increasing number of tools available to Web developers, but with so many choices it can become difficult or even overwhelming to find out which ones are worth you’re while. I’ve chosen five add-ons for Firefox that I believe will increase the efficiency and quality of your CSS development.

Top 5 Best CSS Add-Ons for Firefox

Let’s run down the list of the top-5 Firefox plug-ins for CSS developers, with an overview of each of their features and benefits.

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