Working with 100% tall web pages, including instructions and code samples…
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Internet Explorer supports some extra style features for providing transitions and filters to images. Two of these can help us with transparency in IE6. One is the AlphaImageLoader, which applies an image to the background of any element whose height and width are both explicitly set (or if the position: absolute; style is set) and supports full Alpha transparency. It is supported from Internet Explorer 5.5. The second is Alpha, which can be used to provide Alpha transparency to any element, making the element transparent….
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How to create Dynamic CSS Buttons using PNG, transparency and background colors that degrade nicely and support full scalability i.e. buttons should resize in all directions according to the font size and content…
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Textile is a markup language developed by Dean Allen and billed as a “humane Web text generator”. It converts marked-up text input to valid, well-formed XHTML. It also inserts character entity references for apostrophes, opening and closing single and double quotation marks, ellipses and em dashes. Here’s a quick reference…
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The question of 100% height comes up often, and yet, what do we mean by 100% height? It is shorthand for 100% browser window minimum height. Why do so many designers want it? Because they can do it quite easily in a table-based design, maybe? Why then, is it so difficult? Can 100% height be done in such a way as to satisfy most browsers? Yes, read on to find out how…
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In this AListApart article, they attempt to reconcile the designer’s requirement for accuracy with the user’s need to resize text on demand, arriving at a best practice that satisfies designers and users and works across browsers and platforms.
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Here is a quick but detailed run down of how to get sIFR3 installed on your site.
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There is a right way to use window.open even if it normally is used in some evil way. I’m not talking about ways to avoid popup blockers here; just ways to keep your code clean, and your site usable…
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“How do you get the right column’s background color to extend all the way down the page?”
It’s a simple concept. One that many of you may already be familiar with. But for those who aren’t, the following technique can be a handy little trick…
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