HTML 5 Reset Stylesheet

We’ve had a number of people asking about templates, boilerplates and styling for HTML 5 so to give you all a helping hand and continue on from those basic building blocks that Remy talked about last week, here’s a HTML 5 reset stylesheet for you to take away and use, edit, amend and update in your projects. It’s based on Eric Meyers CSS reset, with a few adjustments from Erics work that we’ll get to later but first here’s the file in full and we’ll then break it down step by step…

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Taming CSS Selectors

From Nicole’s presentation at the CSS Summit. This is brand new research regarding efficient CSS selector design. Practicing the rules outlined here will make your CSS lean, your site fast, and your maintenance minimal. A beautiful combination for people concerned with building performance into their sites…

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Getting Started with CSS: A Practical Exercise

Learning how to write CSS is an essential lesson in any web design classroom. For you who are just starting out, here’s a beginner’s guide to help you learn the basics in proper CSS execution. Performing even the most basic CSS task requires an eye for details. Code is poetry and not something for the restless. In this beginner’s guide tutorial we will show an example of how to create an html web page using div tag markup and later defining them in an external stylesheet.

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Typetester – Compare fonts for the screen

The Typetester is an online application for comparison of the fonts for the screen. Its primary role is to make web designer’s life easier. As the new fonts are bundled into operating systems, the list of the common fonts will be updated…

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Nice Web Type – Pure CSS text gradient no PNGs

So there you have it. A pure CSS text gradient with no PNG images necessary. Of course, it only works in Safari. Get your mind into techniques like this now, and you’ll know the logic when other browsers catch up…

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Definitive Guide to Taming the IE6 Beast

For years, Internet Explorer 6 IE6 has been the bane of existence for web designers around the world. Designers and users alike have come to enjoy the increasingly predictable, standards-compliant behavior of great modern browsers like Firefox, Opera, and Safari. Meanwhile, IE6 continues to haunt our designs, lurking in dark places while dying a painfully slow, agonizing death. As we await that grand and glorious day when IE6 is as dead as Netscape 4, let us be mindful of the endagered species of users who, for whatever sad reason, continue to torture themselves with that terrible beast of a browser. So come now, let us celebrate these last days of IE6 with this definitive guide to taming the IE6 beast…

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