CSS Pull Quotes

Pull quotes are commonly used in print publications to draw emphasis to a particular quote or excerpt from a document, typically placing it in a larger typeface nearby on the page. When creating a well formed HTML document, pullquotes introduce a challenge in that they require a passage of text to be repeated on the page. This has the potential to introduce confusion when the document is read without the accompanying style sheet. Ideally then, a pullquote should be considered a stylistic element and as such should be seperated from the document itself and rendered with a stylesheet.

Since techniques to hide portions of a webpage rely on using CSS or JavaScript, we’ll need to approach this problem from the other direction – in this case using CSS to display new content. In this tutorial we’ll place the pullquote text in the title attribute of a paragraph or page division, and use the :before pseudo element’s ability to generate content to display the pullquote on the page…

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CSS3 – a big storm is coming

A big storm is coming, and it hopefully will blow away a lot of things that are wrong with web design. While the current CSS standard offered tremendous steps away from traditional print design, with CSS3 media queries and multi-column layouts it will be a whole new ballgame. The possibilies we have now hopefully change the way we approach website design like few things we’ve seen up until now…

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Taming Long Words with CSS word-wrap

Web browsers have a long history of sharing features between them. The word-wrap CSS property is a feature that originally came from Microsoft and is included in CSS3.

Now available in Firefox 3.5, this CSS property allows the browser to arbitrarily break up long words or strings of characters to fit within a given element…

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New CSS3 properties in Firefox 3.5

Firefox 3.5 supports several new CSS3 selectors. In this post we’ll talk about four of them: :nth-child, :nth-last-child, :nth-of-type and :nth-last-of-type.

Each of these is called a Pseudo-class and can be used to apply styles to existing selectors. The best way to describe how this works is with some examples…

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@font-face: The Potential of Web Typography

Firefox 3.5 is out and with it comes the support for some new CSS3 selectors. The more users download it, the more designers will be able to take advantage of the @font-face CSS rule. How can @font-face be used with currently implemented CSS selectors to create engaging, nuanced and more mature typography? Here’s an article explaining all…

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How to: Opacity with CSS

Do you know that an opacity or transparency can be applied to various aspects of a website without the use of Photoshop? Well you can with the use of CSS and even though there is not yet a CSS standard, the effect does work in all modern browsers and is easily achievable. Here are the basics of this trick, some things you can do with it and how you can get it to work on various browsers. All you need is a moderate knowledge of CSS but it’s really easy to understand…

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Designing Accessible Navigation Menus with CSS and XHTML

Building an accessible website is a holistic endeavor. In order to provide easy access to the information on each page, myriad factors must be considered. One of the chief amongst these is the creation of accessible navigation. Whether considering business logic or a principled perspective on web design, enabling the site user to move within your pages is of key importance. This article will describe the principles of accessible navigation and demonstrate ways to create it using CSS and XHTML…

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CSS Hacks for Different Versions of Firefox

In a perfect world, we wouldn’t use CSS hacks. In the unpredictable, chaos of the real world, however, there are many situations where applying styles to particular browsers is indeed the optimal solution. Most of the time, we’d be targeting or filtering Internet Explorer because it is so incredibly awesome, but occasionally we need to tweak something in a modern browser like Firefox, Safari, or Opera. In this article, we’ll look at CSS hacks targeting different versions of Firefox…

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7 Essential CSS3 Techniques Revealed

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…

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