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 Be Royalty Free For Internet Video Forever, Kinda, Mozilla…

MPEG LA, the group that licenses the h.264 video codec, has extended its royalty-free use (for free internet video) from 2016 until, well, forever. Update: Kinda. But Mozilla thinks the better part of forever could belong to Google's WebM format. » 8/27/10 9:11am 8/27/10 9:11am

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

Giz Explains: Why HTML5 Isn't Going to Save the Internet

The beardier parts of the web-o-sphere have been abuzz about HTML5, the next version of the language that powers our internet. Will it revolutionize web apps? Will it kill Flash video? Will it fix our gimpy iPads? Yes... and no. » 2/03/10 11:00am 2/03/10 11:00am