Here’s a list of well designed, standards-compliant E-commerce stores. These are tricky sites to get right and design can give way to conversions, which is after all, the reason they are there – to make money. There’s a balance of sites which get the design and usability right, focused on sites that sell tangible products only…
Direct link: 20 of the best Ecommerce Websites
Good good design is based on the C.R.A.P. principles where C.R.A.P. stands for Contrast Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity. When Creative Directors tell you that your design is crap, they’re actually giving you positive reinforcement…
Direct link: How C.R.A.P is Your Site Design?
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…
Direct link: Textile Quick Reference
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.
Direct link: How to Size Text in CSS