The foundational YUI Grids CSS offers four preset page widths, six preset templates, and the ability to stack and nest subdivided regions of two, three, or four columns. The 4kb file provides over 1000 page layout combinations.
- Supports fluid-width (100%) layouts as well as preset fixed-width layouts at 750px, 950px, and 974px, and the ability to easily customize to any number.
- Supports easy customization of the width for fixed-width layouts.
- Flexible in response to user initiated font-size adjustments.
- Template columns are source-order independent, so you can put your most important content first in the markup layer for improved accessibility and search engine optimization (SEO).
- Self-clearing footer. No matter which column is longer, the footer stays at the bottom.
- Layouts less than 100% are automatically centered.
- Accommodates IAB's Ad Unit Guidelines for common ad dimensions.
- Offers full A-grade browser support.
Direct link: YUI 2: Grids CSS
One of most common difficulties with CSS is determining what CSS rule will be applied on the page. But actually it’s not so hard to understand how these rules are applied and the order of CSS Specificity. Here’s a CSS Cheat Sheet that should help you learn and remember CSS Specificity rules…
Direct link: CSS Specificity – Cheat Sheet
It sounds like an oxymoron, or at least an impossibility, doesn’t it? How can a static language that’s really more like markup than programming be object-oriented? In this tutorial, you’ll see the idea of object-oriented CSS, how it works, and reasons why you should be using it for your projects…
Direct link: Object-Oriented CSS: What, How, and Why
Just to show a concept, here’s the code to make a speech bubble with a little pointer using only HTML and CSS3…
Direct link: CSS3 Speech Bubble
Breadcrumbs are a useful way of ensuring that your visitors know exactly where they are. In this tutorial you will learn how to create scalable CSS Based Breadcrumbs using only one simple graphic. The rest is basic CSS styling with an unordered list as HTML code…
Direct link: How to Create Nice Scalable CSS Based Breadcrumbs |
There’s an obscure topic of CSS that I think many people aren’t aware of. It’s called “specificity”. I suppose it’s not as glamorous as rounded corners, drop shadows or animations but it's still just as important in your day to day work as any other part of CSS…
Direct link: Everything You Need To Know About CSS Selector Specificity
CSS Font stacks are one of those things that elude a lot of designers. Many stick to the basic stacks Dreamweaver auto-recommends or go even more basic by just specifying a single web-safe font. But doing either of those things means you’re missing out on some great typography options. Font stacks can make it possible to show at least some of your visitors your site’s typography exactly the way you intend without showing everyone else a default font. Read on for more information on using and creating effective font stacks with CSS…
Direct link: Guide to CSS Font Stacks: Techniques and Resources
The button is one of the most common elements in the world of the web. In modern web design buttons are used not only on forms, but also as visual aids that draw attention to important elements of the page. Let’s take a look at building a simple button using CSS image sprites, starting right at the beginning in Photoshop and finishing with the complete coded example. A good one for anyone getting started with CSS…
Direct link: How to Build a Simple Button with CSS Image Sprites
There are more options than ever for getting unique, good looking fonts into your pages. Apart from @font-face, here are your options for font embedding services and font replacement techniques…
Direct link: Roundup of Font Embedding and Replacement Techniques
While @font-face may not work in all browsers, it’s still one of the best solutions available today. Of course not all type foundries will let us embed their fonts on our webpages. There are solutions like Typekit which look very promising but today we’ll simply go over the @font-face CSS property and show examples of over 20 fonts that are free to use with @font-face…
Direct link: 21 Awesome @font-face Embeddable Typefaces