Microsoft's First Website From 1994 Looks Delightfully Ancient Today

In 1994, there were just a few thousand websites on the internet. HTML was still new, and the concept of web publishing was still embryonic. It was the year that Microsoft launched its own website—and today, to celebrate its 20th anniversary on the web, the company dug that old website up and put it back online. » 8/07/14 5:49pm 8/07/14 5:49pm

Awesome Guy Re-Created the Star Wars Opening Crawl with HTML and CSS

Here's something completely awesome on a day that needs more awesome. Tim Pietrusky recreated the famous opening crawl of Star Wars from 1977 using HTML, CSS and JavaScript because he couldn't find a web version of it. Even better, the code is all up on Codepen.io and Pietrusky detailed his process on his website for… » 9/16/13 8:00pm 9/16/13 8:00pm

This Is the Most Beautiful Way to Learn How to Code

These days, the sentiment of anyone who doesn't know how to code being destined to a life of homeless ineptitude has become a fairly common (if mildly exaggerated) one. But of all the ways out there to save yourself from a derelict fate, Jon Duckett's HTML and CSS: Design and Buil Websites, is, perhaps, the most… » 4/24/13 1:40pm 4/24/13 1:40pm

Hexadecimal Color Clock Represents Time As A Color Value

If you've ever dabbled in HTML, you'd know about hexadecimal color codes—those base-16 numbers that mix red, green and blue to create a precise hue. This mesmerizing Colour Clock takes the current time, converts it into a hexadecimal value, and uses the ever-changing shade as its background color. A screensaver for… » 2/22/11 7:17pm 2/22/11 7:17pm

H.264 Will Stay Royalty-Free for Free Internet Video Through 2016 (But…

Appropriately following our explainer on why HTML5 won't save the internet (yet) and the embedded discussion about video codecs and the future of internet video, MPEG LA—who licenses the h.264 codec—has announced they're going to continue H.264's royalty freeness for free internet video through 2016. » 2/03/10 7:50pm 2/03/10 7:50pm