Definitive Guide to Taming the IE6 Beast

For years, Internet Explorer 6 IE6 has been the bane of existence for web designers around the world. Designers and users alike have come to enjoy the increasingly predictable, standards-compliant behavior of great modern browsers like Firefox, Opera, and Safari. Meanwhile, IE6 continues to haunt our designs, lurking in dark places while dying a painfully slow, agonizing death. As we await that grand and glorious day when IE6 is as dead as Netscape 4, let us be mindful of the endagered species of users who, for whatever sad reason, continue to torture themselves with that terrible beast of a browser. So come now, let us celebrate these last days of IE6 with this definitive guide to taming the IE6 beast…

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Elastic CSS Framework

Elastic is a simple css framework to layout web-based interfaces, based on the printed layout techniques of 4 columns but with capabilities to unlimited column combinations. and capacity to make elastic, fixed and liquid layout easily. Elastic provides a declarative syntax language to define the layout structure and behavior. It’s like having a conversation with your code. This way you don’t have to remember cryptic class names, just express what you want…

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15+ techniques and tools for cross browser CSS coding

Making your website compatible with a wide range of browsers is probably the hardest task of a front-end developer. To make your coding life easier, here are over 15 tools and techniques for cross-browser CSS development…

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3 Ways to Add Depth to Any Website with CSS

In design, the small and subtle details can have the biggest impact. Smoother lines, refined textures, and the right shape and size bring a lot to the design. Finer details can take your designs from good to great. One technique we use regularly is adding depth to a design to give it that extra flair. Here are three ways to add visual depth to any website – with nothing but CSS…

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CSS Positioning Properties Quick Reference Guide

This article is aimed at experienced CSS developers who need a reference for the properties related to positioning in CSS 2. Each section of this article includes a link to the relevant section of the SitePoint CSS Reference and the W3C CSS 2 Specification…

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35 CSS Lifesavers For Efficient Web Design

CSS design is not easy. We need to find workarounds for cross browser inconsistencies. We also need to understand difficult CSS concepts and quite counterintuitive CSS solutions. However, there are effective and useful CSS tools and Smashing Magazine reviewed many of them in previous posts. Now it’s time to present you with some fresh tools that can assist designers in their work.

Today, we’ll look at 35 new and useful CSS tools, generators and resources that can significantly improve your workflow and reduce your CSS coding efforts. Whether you’re writing, compiling, refining or experimenting with CSS code – or all of the above – these tools can help you get the job done faster and better than ever before…

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Push Your Web Design Into The Future With CSS3

There are exciting new features in the pipeline for Cascading Style Sheets that will allow for an explosion of creativity in Web design. These features include CSS styling rules that are being released with the upcoming CSS3 specification. Realistically, you won’t be able to use these on your everyday client projects for another few years, but for design blogs and websites aimed at the Web design community, these features can help you push the boundaries of modern Web design today, adding that extra spice to your design and helping the industry move forward.

Here are five techniques snatched from the future that you can put into practice in your website designs today…

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