There are several new and exciting functions and features being thought up for CSS3: text-shadow, box-sizing, opacity, multiple backgrounds, border-radius, border-image, etc.
This article presents 7 New CSS3 techniques that every web designer and developer should know. CSS3 will make complex effects easier to implement. Not all current browsers support CSS3 but there are workarounds that we can use for incompatible browsers…
Direct link: 7 Essential CSS3 Techniques Revealed
Here are 10 attractive CSS menus that are ready to be used. In most there are CSS stylesheets ready to be downloaded directly from the site but a few are in tutorial format. For those you’ll be directed to the source website for you to complete the tutorial…
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This is one of those really annoying CSS bugs that should be so simple to do but is actually fairly problematic because of old browsers like IE6. Vertical-align should be all that’s needed but nope, certain browsers like IE6 don’t support it so we need to do some wizardry to get it to work cross browser. In this post I will talk about one lines and the more tricky wrapping of text…
A post about the CSS text-shadow property. It’s been used to create some fun pseudo-realtime lighting effects.
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Image transparency/opacity is not yet a CSS standard. However, it works in all modern browsers, and is a part of the W3C CSS 3 recommendation. Here’s a nice clear tutorial that explains how to achieve cross-browser transparency. It’s easy to understand and there are some useful examples…
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Many of the tips in this article are tiny micro-optimizations, one thing to keep in mind when going overboard with optimizing. You should never sacrifice maintainability or extensibility for optimization experiments. Consider this article more like an academic exercise rather than real-life optimization tips.
It should also be noted that if you need to speed up your web site, don’t bother with CSS optimization. There are much better places to focus your attention to. The point of this and all optimization articles is to consider an optimization in context, not in isolation…
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A full featured and beautiful CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) framework which combined the best of Blueprint, Tripoli (hence the name), Hartija’s print stylesheet, 960.gs’s simplicity, and Elements’ icons, and has now found a life of its own…
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It is possible for you to place an HTML element at a particular spot on your web page, independent of what is already there. In this article there’s an in-depth treatment of that topic.
You need basic knowledge in CSS and HTML (XHTML) in order to understand this article…
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A Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) framework expedites and simplifies the design and development of Web pages. Moreover, a CSS framework produces more standardized results in all browsers. Here’s a look at two CSS frameworks, each with a unique philosophy: Blueprint and the Yahoo! User Interface (YUI) Grid.
Both frameworks are free to use and permute, according to the terms of the liberal Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) License and Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) License, respectively. This article explores the novelties and capabilities of each and works through a series of examples. You can choose the option that works best for you…
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In this article you will find more than 20 unique CSS Data Visualization Techniques. Learn how to create charts, graphs and represent data visually using CSS…
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