HTML5 Best Practices

One main thing that is a best practice that I have found is using frameworks. We started learning about this the first and second week and I can tell that this is a pretty useful tool. Another real important thing to do is use elements responsibly. I know that it can be a struggle to know when to use certain tags and when not to use them especially when changing over to HTML5. Another big thing in HTML5 is planning for backwards compatibility. Everyone does not use the same browser so you must make sure that your site will look good on all browsers. One thing that I have had trouble with is separating content from presentation, and I feel that HTML5 will help this. Something else that will help with HTML5 will be integrating CSS and a style sheet to make everything look good and presentable. Something that is a good practice with HTML5 is code validation also.

HTML5 Example 1

HTML5 Example 2

HTML5 Example 3


CSS3 and Typography

One of the main things that CSS3 contributes to web typography is making it readable. Not only does it make it readable it draws the readers attention to the text. When using CSS3 you hope for the person to read more then just the first few sentences. We want the user to be interested and read the whole page. After researching some CSS3 implementations, I see that you can do some truly amazing things with it. I know that I will use it in my future sites if not just to make my site more readable. One thing that I found that I really liked was a tilt shift look you could get with CSS3. There were many other amazing ways to use CSS3 to really get some great looking effects.

Cool CSS3

Great Techniques 

50 CSS3 Design Tools

Grid Layouts

Grid layout is something I have used before and will continue to use for websites in the future. After researching it a bit more i found that grid layout did not start in web, it actually started field engineering and architecture. The grid layout has become so popular in web design for many reasons. One reason is because of its unmatched structure and organization. Another reason is because we read left to right and grid layouts only reinforce this. Another thing i learned is that people will tilt the grid but still keep the layout.

What Are Personal Frameworks?

A framework is basically a way to do something so that it will be reusable in the future. This includes tools, libraries, and best practices. After studying in this field of web design I have found one key word throughout my one and a half year experience, and that word is reusability. This framework gives the designer the opportunity to focus on the unique parts of a project, not the basic thing that all sites would have.

One big way this will help me is when i make my own framework or if i join a team and they have their own framework. It will give me a basic thing to start with and to custom fit it to whatever project I am working on. My first experience with this was just a week ago when we made a file that would show the different widths for sections on a html page. That is just one thing that is a personal framework. I know that i will create more in the future for myself.

Rare Cars

For todays blog I will be writing about some of the rarest cars in the world. This will include the 1937 Bugatti 57s, the 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa, and the 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO. These cars are very hard to find. If you do find them you can expect to pay quite a bit to acquire the car.


The Bugatti is a French car. It is based on the Bugatti 57 but is a faster and more luxurious version. The S stands for surbaissé, which means lowered even though most people thought it stood for sport. Only 43 of these cars were built in total.

The next car is the Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. In all only 34 of these cars were built. The phrase ‘Testa Rossa’ means ‘redhead.’ The most well known, the 250TR, was produced from 1957 to 1958; only 2 factory cars and 19 customer cars were built. After the 250 GTO, the 250 Testa Rossa is the second most valuable Ferrari model, often valued at more than US$8,000,000. A 1957 250 Testa Rossa sold on May 17, 2009 for $12,100,000, a new world record price for a car.

The last car is the Ferrari 250 GTO. The Ferrari 250 GTO is a sports car that Ferrari made for racing in the early 1960s. The numerical part of its name denotes the displacement in cubic centimeters of each cylinder of the engine, whilst GTO stands for ‘Gran Turismo Omologato’, Italian for ‘Grand Touring Homologated.’ When new, the GTO commanded an $18,000 purchase price in the United States, and buyers had to be personally approved by Enzo Ferrari and his dealer for North America, Luigi Chinetti.

My Favorite Cars

For this weeks blog I will be talking about my three favorite cars up to date. These cars are the Audi R8, Lamborghini Aventador, and the Bugatti Veyron. I have always had a fascination with Lamborghinis and plan to own one some day.

The first car is the Audi R8. This Audi is the fastest Audi produced and is also the most expensive. It is a mid-engine car with all wheel drive which keeps the entire car balanced and also gives it great grip on the road. The car can have either a V8 or a V10. If the car was for me, I would make sure to get the V10 version because it makes much more power. This car has a to speed of 197 mph.

The next car is probably my favorite, the Lamborghini Aventador. It is a two door sports car. This car boasts 690 bhp. It has a fast 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds with a top speed of 217 mph. It boasts a new V12 engine. The most up to date and fastest motor that Lamborghini has put out to date.

The last car and the fastest is the Bugatti Veyron. This is a mid engine car. It has a fast top speed of 267 mph. This is the fastest car today. This car first came out in 2005 selling only 5 cars. They have only sold 9 in 2011 but have sold more each year in the past. It was developed by the Volkswagen Auto group. I would love to drive this car, I think it would just be amazing.

Dodge Ram

This week I have chosen to blog about my truck and what I have added to it. I drive a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab. I have had the truck since 2007 and love it. After purchasing the truck one of the first things I added was a new stereo head unit. I purchased a Jensen flip out screen that was capable of playing ipods, dvds, flash drives, and even usbs.

The next thing I had to add were subwoofers an amp and a sub box. I was able to get all three of those free from a friend. I started out with a carpeted wood sub box, a 500 watt amp, and two 10 inch subs. They sounded great compared to nothing I had in there before. Unfortunately not to long after that I had to get new subs to replace the old. I purchased two 10 inch alpine subwoofers.

After purchasing those subs I bought a 1000 watt amp for the system to make it even louder. Then I had to buy a new sub box. I purchase a fiberglass/plastic box made by probox. That really completed the bass part of my sound system and still have those items today. Next I had to buy door speakers to cope with the bass. I put in two pioneer speakers in the front and two sony speakers in the back doors.

Some of the latest modifications were new rims and tires moving from twenty inch rims to chrome twenty two inch rims. I also had the old purpling tint replaced with new twenty five percent tint on the front windows to darken then. Since my first head unit I also had to purchase a new one and went with a Jensen UV10. It is a flip out screen like the first only updated and newer. I also added a P.A. system with an added C.B. radio just for fun. As of now that is all I have done to it. I plan to add new five percent tint in the back and a train horn in the future.