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Despite people's expectation of change and movement on the screen, CSS and HTML have few controls that allow you to design interactivity, and those that exist are binary. A link is either one color or another. A text field is either one size or...
CSS is the second-most-important thing you can master when it comes to web design, right after HTML. And the capabilities of CSS can be staggering (especially with the new CSS3 standard already making appearances in some browsers). If you...
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is the language of Web design, and the next generation of CSS design properties are just chomping at the bit to be released. Are you eager to start using them, but don’t know where to start? Although many of the new...
The 960 Grid System was created by Nathan Smith as a way to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. The 960.gs (or any CSS framework) was primarily developed for rapid prototyping,...
It's really easy to find yourself wondering how your CSS got to be such a mess. Sometimes it's the result of sloppy coding from the start, sometimes it's because of multiple hacks and changes over time. Whatever the cause, it doesn't have to be...
Because the web is a changing and ever evolving organism, it’s important to build sites that can grow with it and easily ride the current instead of drowning when a new wave approaches. Clean markup and building with web standards not only...
To keep up with the fast-paced web design industry you must seek out self education sources as often as possible, such as books, or you'll be left behind. The year 2009 promises to bring us some excellent, and even groundbreaking, new reads....
Just when you thought you were done with IE 6 and its hacks and exceptions, now you've got a new browser to consider: Google's Chrome. The good news is that Chrome is a lot more compatible with web standards than IE 5 and 6. However, Chrome has its...
Large backgrounds make a very impressive visual impact on websites. A web designer has the possibility to play with different design variables that are usually used by photographers, such as depth of field or focus. The background does not...
CSS can be an extremely powerful markup language for designers. However, the CSS that is produced is only as good as the principles that are being followed by the designer creating the code. While you may think that anyone can crank out CSS, there...