CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a style sheet language that illustrates presentation semantics and is commonly used to provide a design framework for web pages written in HTML and XHTML.

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

Blendy Backgrounds Explained

Category: CSS, Tutorial

Matthew O’neill wrote a tutorial on Super-Easy Blendy Backgrounds: Recently, while trying to implement a few different navigation ideas that a designer had thrown my way, I became frustrated with my weak image editing skills. The design was gradient-heavy, so a traditional approach to navigation markup and styling would require a dozen or so background-image Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:44 am

3.2 rating from 49 votes

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

cssdocs.org: CSS Documentation Helper

Category: CSS, Showcase

cssdocs.org is a site launched by Pete Freitag that lets you: Search CSS documentation using a script.aculo.us based auto complete search go directly to a URL such as css.docs.org/background to hit that property

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:37 am

3.8 rating from 16 votes

Saturday, December 2nd, 2006

Wrapping the pre tag

Category: CSS, Tip

Making preformated text wrap in CSS3, Mozilla, Opera and IE is the tip that let’s you use the pre tag to keep the formatting, without cursing yourself when some of the content is too long and doesn’t wrap: < View plain text > css /* Browser specific (not valid) styles to make preformatted text wrap Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:16 am

3.9 rating from 64 votes

Saturday, November 25th, 2006

CSS Evolution

Category: CSS, Fun

Evolution of the web in real-time. I hope you are having a good weekend (a Thanksgiving one for the US folk).

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am

4.1 rating from 122 votes

Friday, November 24th, 2006

CSS Tab Designer

Category: CSS

Now we are getting niche. A tool that lets you design CSS tabs: With the CSS Tab Designer, you can: Quickly design your list visually. Choose from a variety of styles/colors (60+ different designs/colors supported). Generate strict xhtml compliant code.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:40 am

3.6 rating from 45 votes

Sunday, November 12th, 2006

Collection of CSS Forms

Category: CSS, UI

Smashing Magazine has scoured the web for modern CSS based forms. In Web 2.0 registration and feedback forms can be found everywhere. Every start-up tries to attract visitors’ attention, so web-forms are becoming more and more important for the success of еру company. In the end, exactly those web-forms are responsible for the first contact Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:45 pm

4 rating from 78 votes

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

Web Design is 95% Typography

Category: CSS, Editorial, Usability

This is a touch off-topic, but important for those that want to build killer web applications :) The iA folks have written a post on Web Design is 95% Typography (including a follow up part two). 95% of the information on the web is written language. It is only logical to say that a web Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 4:37 am

4 rating from 38 votes

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Dynamic Drive CSS Layouts

Category: CSS

Dynamic Drive has created a library of tableless, CSS page templates that you can plug into sites and applications. Choose how fixed and fluid you are, the layout type, and download away.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 11:12 am

3.8 rating from 60 votes

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

Practical Design in Ajax by Sarah Nelson and David Verba

Category: Books, CSS, Design, The Ajax Experience, UI, Usability

Sarah Nelson and David Verba of Adaptive Path presented Practical Design for Ajax, a very good overview of many of the design and user experience issues in web development. They covered a lot of ground in 90 minutes and still had some good concrete examples. There were also several book recommendations to explore issues more Read the rest…

Posted by Rob Sanheim at 2:32 pm

3.7 rating from 26 votes

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

DOM Helper: IE Inline CSS Editor

Category: CSS, IE, Utility

Rhys Jeremiah created DOM Helper, an inline CSS editor for Internet Explorer: Well I’ve finally got round to producing the inline CSS editor that I wanted to do in the first place. The first stab, was in C++ and although it worked, it was a complete nightmare. It didn’t allow you to alter CSS files Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 7:53 am

4.3 rating from 25 votes

Friday, September 29th, 2006

Architecting CSS

Category: CSS, Design

CSS is pretty central to Ajax, and large Ajax projects often have a lot of CSS to deal with, so it’s worthwhile asking how to maintain all of it. Garrett Dimon’s Architecting CSS is a good set of advice for structuring your CSS files (from July, 2005; unearthed on Digg). The article identifies three ways Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 12:42 pm
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3.6 rating from 38 votes

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

Transcorners: Because you are obsessed with rounded corners

Category: CSS, JavaScript, Library

People really are obsessed with rounded corners aren’t they? If we had a simple way to express them in CSS, maybe then we would be writting JS libraries and CSS hacks to give us spikey corners or something :) Well, the latest kid on the block is Transcorners, which is a mootools based rounded corners Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:50 am

3.8 rating from 57 votes

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

12 Lessons for Those Afraid of CSS and Standards

Category: Articles, CSS

Ben Henick has got a high level editorial on CSS in 2006 (still!). The cries of frustration I hear from other developers about CSS are only an echo of the ones I made for years. As a result I like to think that I can relate, and I’m writing to convey the most important lessons Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 1:17 am

3.6 rating from 43 votes

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

No More IE6 Background Flicker

Category: CSS, IE, Tip

Have you been bugged by IE background flicker? Cristi Balan talked about the issue and the solution: < View plain text > css html {   filter: expression(document.execCommand("BackgroundImageCache", false, true)); } Cristi links to a blog posting by Dan Popa, who discovered the IE6 background image flicker fix. And while you’re on Dan’s site, check Read the rest…

Posted by Dion Almaer at 8:55 am

4 rating from 74 votes

Friday, August 4th, 2006

The Dangers of Browser Detect

Category: Browsers, CSS, Editorial, JavaScript, Programming

Picking up on the Rafael Lima’s new script to provide browser-detecting CSS selectors, PPK cautions on the dangers of browser detection. Rafael Lima’s script adds classes to HTML elements based on the results of an old-style (ie. purely navigator.userAgent-based) browser detect. The purpose is to allow web developers to add CSS rules for one browser Read the rest…

Posted by Michael Mahemoff at 10:09 am

4.1 rating from 60 votes

Tuesday, August 1st, 2006

CSS: The Tech Ajax Forgot

Category: Ajax, CSS

The shifting sands of time can make people forget things, things they once knew and loved, things they couldn’t live without….things important to Ajax too. Michael Mahemoff reminds us of one such thing in his new post – CSS. CSS is as important to Ajax as Asynchrony and XMLHttpRequest. Which is to say, it’s very Read the rest…

Posted by Chris Cornutt at 8:24 am
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3.9 rating from 38 votes