Just getting introduced to the web with HTML or CSS? Start here with projects that use HTML and CSS to build simple webpages.
Let's add a little flair to our HTML! This blog template design uses CSS to add some modern simplicity to the look and feel of a blog article.
Flexbox is a modern CSS feature that makes it simple to create row or column layouts on the page. Read through this little introduction to CSS flexbox and experiment with the feature right in the Codeframe.
CSS, transitions, and animations give us a lot of tools to make our UI elements interactive and lively. This Codeframe shows a few interactive effects you can add to buttons as you hover over them and click on them.
CSS filters are a new feature that, alongside box shadows, can add a bit of flair to your web design easily. Explore how to work with CSS filters and shadows in this little Codeframe.
Canvas is a way to draw 2D and 3D scenes efficiently in web browsers, and it opens up a whole horizon of possibilities from 3D games to drawing apps to video players. Explore HTML canvas in this canvas-powered painting app that follows your mouse and touch.
This introductory Codeframe is a simple Torus app that shows a variety of UI related APIs Torus, including components, styles, and templating.
Everyone needs a todo list! Look at how Torus stores and references data through an application in this Codeframe for a bare-bones todo web app.
Starting a new project with Torus? There's not a lot of setup anyways, but we've got everything prepared for you here in this starter Codeframe.
So. Why did I make this? Well,
I like to work on side projects all the time. My computer is littered with quick, small projects from random late nights and weekends where I found some time to start hacking on random ideas entertain myself or make my life less repetitive. But as I built more and more projects, I saw that the least interesting part about starting a new idea –– setting everything up, configuring files and scripts –– was also the biggest deterrent to my creativity.
So I started another side project! Enter Codeframe.
I started building Codeframe to solve this problem: it's meant to be the fastest way to go from idea to code running on a live webpage that can be shared with anyone on the planet. Everything from the technical stack from top to bottom, to the simplicity of the UI, to the fact that Torus comes included into every Codeframe, is designed with the goal of speed of creativity in mind.
I also frequently run into opportunities to teach web design and development, and find myself wanting something more lightweight and approachable than CodePen, Glitch, and Repl.it, which are fantastic alternatives but often too heavy or complex for beginners in web development. For these times, Codeframe is meant to be a simpler, more approachable alternative.
But above all, Codeframe exists to make it easier to learn how to make things on the web, and to make it faster and more painless to build things for the web. If you're a maker of beautiful things on the Internet, I hope you give Codeframe a try, and I hope you love it.
If you have questions, comments, or feedback, please come find me! I'm on Twitter and GitHub @thesephist.