You can never run out of things to talk about when it comes to cascading style sheets or CSS, but lately there have been developments that are more than worth your while. CSS3 is slowly but surely becoming mainstream thanks to several browser updates, while the gurus continue to think up smart ways to code […]
Beautiful, practical, flexible typography on the Web is practically non-existent and still remains a web designer’s dream. We’ve drawn a few steps closer through Flash- and CSS-based inline replacement techniques but at the price of accessibility and elegant code. Fortunately a member of the W3C’s CSS Work Group, Jason Teague, volunteered to be the primary […]
I know am, dead tired actually. Everything’s rounded these days, sometimes with a touch of gradients for depth. There’s nothing wrong with it, technically, I do it as well since it just plain looks good sometimes, but I do feel that especially blog design have gotten into a slump. I blame Kubrick. If you’re thinking […]
Often overlooked and misunderstood, typography stands, to many, as one of the least interesting aspects of design. Plenty of us have a predetermined collection of 5 or 6 fonts that we always choose from; a go-to pool of familiar looks. We let default line heights rule the roost. However, by expanding the breadth of our […]
This is a topic that, in one way or another, has been touched on by many designers and meta-bloggers alike; that is, formatting your post to make it more readable. Regardless, people still continue to ignore this advice. Now, lets make this clear; I am not talking about just a better design. You can have […]
Obviously, any modern designer utilizes CSS to style their work; to truly design their layout. But what is the best way to layout the CSS itself? There are no differences when it comes to how your resulting web page will look, but there are crucial reasons to layout your CSS in a particular way. For […]
One of the things I love about Web 2.0 is some of the creative designs out there. One of the things I hate about Web 2.0 is the lack of originality in design and typography. Let’s take a recent company that was reviewed and all the rage in the blogosphere. The other day I was […]
UPDATE: This entry was published a year ago, but since a couple of people have emailed me telling me what a great resource it has been for them I have updated it some and am pushing it back to the front page for anyone that missed it. When you have been working with CSS for […]
Two years ago I redesigned Fark.com with a CSS layout and some tweaks. Here it is again for your enjoyment. Feel free to take the source code and make your own Fark.
This an old entry that I am resurrecting since I am sure many of us need a reminder of these two useful CSS classes.