Target IE6 and IE7 with only 1 extra character in your CSS

To get around the inadequacies and bugs of IE6 and IE7, we see people going to great lengths and even adding a second stylesheet with conditional comments when we all preach at the same time to minimize HTTP requests. Complicated hacks and workarounds all take more time. And time is money in the business world (especially to support a dying user base). Here’s a quick solution…

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The CSS Overflow Property

Every single element on a page is a rectangular box. The sizing, positioning, and behavior of these boxes can all be controlled via CSS. By behavior, I mean how the box handles it when the content inside and around it changes. For example, if you don’t set the height of a box, the height of that box will grow as large as it needs to be to accommodate the content. But what happens when you do set a specific height or width on a box, and the content inside cannot fit? That is where the CSS overflow property comes in…

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CSS Spriting Tips

One of the most effective ways of speeding up a website’s render time is to reduce the number of HTTP requests required to fetch content. An effective method to achieve this is via CSS sprites, which is combining multiple images into one large image and using CSS to only display parts of it…

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CSS Quick Question and Answer Session

A question and answer sesssion from Smashing Magazine featuring reader questions about Web design focusing on HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Incuded are sticky footer issues, positioning elements at bottom of a div, on having layout, aligning labels and inputs, auto top and bottom padding, z-index and more…

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