Don’t forget about :active in your CSS declarations

We have had the ability to style a links :active pseudo selector since CSS1, yet when was the last time you actually used it? The value of such a subtle detail can have large benefits to a users experience of the site. Not to mention it does give another avenue to enrich the interactivity of our interfaces…

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Improve your web typography with baseline shift

The baseline is an invisible line onto which all type characters sit, although of course some characters (including ‘j’, ‘p’, ‘g’ and ‘y’) have descenders that hang below the baseline. Baseline shift involves moving characters up or down in relation to the baseline and using it effectively can make a huge difference to the professional look of your type. Although baseline shift has traditionally been a part of using tools like InDesign or Quark, there are ways to accomplish the same results using today’s CSS…

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CSS Typography: Contrast Techniques, Tutorials and Best Practices

The main advantage of elegant CSS typography lies in its ability to be both attractive and improves the user experience. When chosen wisely and used carefully, it can be very effective to support the overall design. There are many outstanding examples of how we can do this…

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20 CSS Short Hands You’ll Love

Web design has come a very long way since the days of tables and spacer .gifs, and when CSS finally got support from most browsers, a whole new world of options opened for web developers and designers. With CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, we can successfully separate the content markup from the design and aesthetics…

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