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A lot of designers use some sort of CSS pre-processor, whether that be Sass, LESS or Stylus. If you've used any of these, you're probably also aware that Compass is a framework built on Sass, and although its installation may be off-putting,...
You may have heard of CSS preprocessing and be wondering what all the buzz is about. You may even have heard of Sass or LESS. In short, preprocessing your CSS allows you to write more concise stylesheets which are formatted nicely and require...
Take a look at this incredible Pen, it's an homage to how radically the Apple mouse has evolved over the years. Using a clever blend of CSS drawing and transitions, Josh Bader illustrates the beautiful simplicity of a device that — without...
Do you revel in experimenting with leading-edge web design but feel conflicted by the formal technical specifications set forth by the W3C? Have doubts about applying your avant-garde ideas while achieving cross browser support and meeting...
/ / Oct 24, 2013
Building complex, flexible layouts has never been easy, but CSS3 has certainly taken away a lot of the headaches. CSS3 features like Flexbox and Columns have made some complex layouts a real possibility and now they're being joined by one of...
One of the key concepts in any responsive design is the change of viewport size. That's because mobile viewports vary greatly from desktop viewports. To control the viewport size we traditionally use the viewport meta tag. However, the viewport...
If the recent flat design trend has demonstrated anything, it's how incredibly limited web designers are when it comes to composition. Now that we're no longer distracted by bevels, gradients and gloss it's clear that web designers have one...
Responsive design is everywhere, and whether you're using a framework or writing media queries yourself, some elements on your page are bound to move or scale. If your media queries are based on browser dimensions and the browser is resized,...
A couple of weeks ago the famous Foundation framework released its fourth version. If you have never heard of Foundation we're going to guide you through using this responsive framework. Since version 3 of Foundation was built from the ground...
Hidden away in the depths of the CSS specification you'll find CSS counters. As the name suggests they allows you to count a thing on your page with CSS incrementing the value every time it appears on the document. This is principally useful if...
The most frustrating aspect of web design for designers trained for print, is the persistent lack of typographic control. Careful typographic choices are the hallmark of quality work and the lack of that quality online never ceases to be jarring...
When it comes to rendering on somebody else's DOM, you can't naively write HTML and CSS like you might for your own self-contained web application. You've got to think carefully about how preexisting CSS and JavaScript code might affect your...
Everyone loves motion. Adding the fourth dimension (time) to a site design is the main way screen-based design stands out from print design. CSS Transitions are a simple method for animating properties of an element enabling you to enrich...
One of the most exciting perks of using Adobe's Edge Animate is the seamless integration with new, exciting CSS features that I didn't even know existed until exploring Edge Animate further. This tutorial shows you how to make a 3D particle...