CSS Typography: The Basics

Good typography is not only imperative for aesthetic appeal, but also improves site usability when text legibility and readability concepts are applied. Typography is all about proportions and spacing. There are also font styles to consider. How can we use CSS for great typography in our web designs? This is a question we’ll try to answer…

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CSS Floats 101

The float property is a valuable and powerful asset to any web designer/developer working with HTML and CSS. Tragically, it can also cause frustration and confusion if you don’t fully understand how it works. Also, in the past, it’s been linked to some pretty nasty browser bugs so it’s normal to get nervous about using the float property in your CSS rule sets. Let’s calm those nerves and ease that frustration. I’ll show you exactly what the float property does to your elements and how incredibly useful it can be once you master it…

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My New Best Friend: CSS Generated Content

I’ve become obsessed with generated content lately. In an effort to use fewer and fewer images, I’ve started to use generated content more since more browsers support it IE8+, FF3+, Safari 4+, Chrome 4+. The following are a couple of examples I have built for a project to streamline my pages…

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The Font-Face Rule and Useful Web Font Tricks

The possibility of embedding any font you like into websites via @font-face is an additional stylistic device which promises to abolish the monotony of the usual system fonts. It surely would be all too easy if there was only one Web font format out there. Instead, there’s quite a variety, as you will get to know in this article…

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