Top 5 Sites To Learn CSS Online

Web design might not be the most accessible area to everyone, but CSS and HTML can be very useful, and these are two parts of coding which are really easy. I mean to change the color of your font you just need to type: “color:red”, does it get easier than that?

Well actually, it gets harder but it’s worth taking a look, since you can customize everything from your blog to your Google Docs documents with a tiny bit of CSS knowledge. Let’s take a look at where you learn css online free and get CSS tutorials for beginners…

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Styling Ordered Lists with CSS Tutorial

Recently I was working on a site where I had to style an ordered list and thought this may help some of you in future projects. The snag that some people tend to run into is that they are not sure how to separate the styles of the numbers and the actual content of the list.

It may feel easier to number each list item manually but then we end up defeating the purpose. In this tutorial I will show how to give an ordinary ordered list a face lift…

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5 Popular CSS Frameworks + Tutorials & Tools for Getting Started

CSS frameworks have grown in popularity recently, enabling developers to rapidly prototype designs. The idea of CSS Frameworks is to do all the heavy lifting of the repetitive tasks you do over and over again on each site, allowing you to get faster results and get to the fun stuff designers love.

Main features of a good CSS Framework:

  1. rapidly speed up our development time
  2. should have a very small size
  3. have good documentation and tutorials
  4. have clean grid structure

You will need a basic understanding of the CSS framework you are going to use to understand why and how things get solved…

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Multi-level Menus with jQuery and CSS

Lately there have been quite a few requests on Twitter and other places for multilevel menus using jQuery and/or CSS. There are quite a few ways to accomplish this and it largely depends on what your needs are.

In this article we’ll take a quick look at several common multilevel menu options and then we’ll show you how to create a “mega menu”…

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Guide to CSS support in email clients

Designing an HTML email that renders consistently across the major email clients can be difficult and very time consuming. Support for even simple CSS varies considerably between clients, and even different versions of the same client.

Here’s a list describing the varying levels of CSS support in different email clients. With 21 different sets of results, all the major email systems are covered, both desktop applications and webmail…

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How To Style Your Type With CSS

A few weeks ago, I wrote a series of posts on Typography rules and how applying the concept of Contrast, Space, Size and Hierarchy, we can produce appealing, attractive and importantly legible text. These rules are equally applicable for print work and the web. Let’s look at a simple example of a single web page, which consists mainly of text and how we can use CSS to style it…

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Prevent Your CSS and Javascript Files From Being Cached

Some websites use highly volatile, oft-changing CSS and javascript files. In the case of these files, it’s important that the developer prevent browsers from caching them. How do we do that? By using a phantom querystring, of course. We’ll use PHP to tack the current time onto the file reference. It’s a very simple technique and doesn’t affect your CSS or javascript code in any way…

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To Sprite Or Not To Sprite

The basic idea of CSS Sprites is to combine a number of images used on your site into a single image, thus reducing the number of HTTP requests that need to be made to your site. The image is rendered using a CSS background and background-position (which, incidentally, means that your markup becomes more complex; the image to use is specified in CSS, not in a plain tag).

The biggest problem with CSS sprites is memory usage. Unless the sprite image is carefully constructed, you end up with incredible amounts of wasted space…

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Essential Practices for Styling Your CSS

An exceedingly overlooked aspect of constructing CSS style sheet involves the developers ability to write clean, semantic code (marking your code with corresponding tags, for example, h1, h2, br, ul, and so forth). You don’t need to be a CSS guru, but you should have firm knowledge of the basics. A vast majority of designers don’t realize that making use of valid code allows their pages to be more accessible to user agents, which in return gives people equal access to their information…

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Take Your CSS to the Desktop with Adobe AIR

Yep, using free software and HTML, CSS, and jQuery, here’s a cross-platform desktop application using Adobe AIR. Well, the beginnings of one at least. The challenge was to build a useful application (rather than another to-do list, thankfully) to make use of the new flippa.com web site – it’s a marketplace for buying and selling web sites. So here’s the idea. Imagine you’re interested in buying a web site about photography with a forum attached. You open this application, fill in the custom search form, and see a list of matching auctions. The app will let you pick the auctions you want to watch and it’ll notify you every time there’s a new bid…

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