Grid Systems – Making grids in Adobe Illustrator

Designing within a grid system involves defining the material you are going to work with, defining the page size, making a proportional grid onto the space and then fitting your design into the grid. Having a good grid system will speed up the work process so it’s always wise to spend a little time on the grid first.

Learn how to make grids that you can use to create mock ups in Adobe Illustrator…

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Examples and Tips for Great HTML and CSS Formatting

An overlooked aspect of websites is the formatting of HTML and CSS documents. This affects validation, SEO, and visual ease of use. Visual ease of use is the last thing most authors tend to keep in mind, but it’s still very important. …

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15 CSS Tricks That Must be Learned

As web designers and developers, we have all come to learn many css tricks and techniques that help us achieve our layout goals. The list of these techniques is an ever expanding one, however, there are certain tricks that are essential to achieve your goal. Today, we will review 20 excellent css techniques to keep in mind when developing your theme…

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Understanding CSS z-index

Usually HTML pages can be considered two-dimensional, because text, images and other elements are arranged on the page without overlapping. There is a single rendering flow, and all elements are aware of the space taken by others.

In CSS 2.1, each box has a position in three dimensions. In addition to their horizontal and vertical positions, boxes lie along a “z-axis” and are formatted one on top of the other. Z-axis positions are particularly relevant when boxes overlap visually. Learn how to control z-index in your CSS files…

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