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Diagnostic Styling

Diagnostic Styling

Eric Meyer presents a set of CSS rules to apply during development which call attention to markup problems. It makes debugging your code much easier and ensures that you are designing with standards in mind.

October 12th, 2007 Posted in Community
30 Free 3 Column Templates

30 Free 3 Column Templates

Mashable has put together a great list of 30 free three column website templates. Some are much better than others, but they act as a great base to start designing from.

October 11th, 2007 Posted in Community
Safari Font Support

Safari Font Support

The latest versions of Safari have joined Opera in supporting linking and embedding fonts. With font face rules you can specify downloadable custom fonts on your Web pages or alias one font to another. This brings several legal issues surrounding the distribution of fonts which Jon Hicks has some insight on.

October 5th, 2007 Posted in Community
The Ultimate Mail Template

The Ultimate Mail Template

Glen Lipka has come up with a great HTML email template which works in many different email and webmail clients. It is a scalable and strong email template that has really good flexibility.

October 3rd, 2007 Posted in Community
CSS Sprite Generator

CSS Sprite Generator

CSS sprites are a way to reduce the number of HTTP requests made for image resources referenced by your site. Images are combined into one larger image at defined X and Y coorindates.

September 28th, 2007 Posted in Community
CSS Vista

CSS Vista

CSSVista is a free Windows application for web developers which lets you edit your CSS code live in both Internet Explorer and Firefox simultaneously.

September 21st, 2007 Posted in Community
When Is a Float Not a Float?

When Is a Float Not a Float?

Today’s modern web designs are utilizing CSS for page layout. One popular CSS property used for page layout is float. This article summarizes how floats work, and explains when they are and aren’t used in the correct way.

September 19th, 2007 Posted in Community
CSS iPhone Contest

CSS iPhone Contest

CSS Menu Maker are running a contest to design a CSS menu, with the prize of a 4gb iPhone. They are accepting horizontal, vertical, and drop-down menus as submissions. All menus must be 100% valid CSS (No JavaScript) and be cross-browser compliant. Why not try your hand?

September 18th, 2007 Posted in Community
Random Bits Podcast

Random Bits Podcast

The Random Bits Podcast is a great resource for advice from industry leading designers. The latest episodes feature Eric Myer discussing CSS.

September 17th, 2007 Posted in Community
Contrast Tools

Contrast Tools

A great article listing resources for checking colour contrast. Considering contrast when designing is vitally important. If text does not have sufficient contrast compared to its background, people will have problems reading your content.

September 17th, 2007 Posted in Community
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