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Real World CSS Practices

posted on Aug 19, 2011.

I’ve been working with CSS for quite a few years now. Based on that experience, this article will share some of the best habits and practices that I have found to be helpful and beneficial in the areas of organization, performance, readability and typography.

Why I Use CSS Frameworks

posted on Mar 3, 2011.

I’m a big fan of CSS frameworks, and the immense benefits that they bring to my work as a web designer and developer. In this article, I would like to look at some of the reasons why I use these types of tools and even consider some of the criticisms that have been laid against them.

10 More Awesome Online Tools for Design and Development

posted on Dec 11, 2010.

In this article, I want to share 10 more awesome online resources that I use to make my work as a designer and developer faster and easier. These range CSS generators, to typographical tools, to code validators. All are useful in their own ways, so be sure to check them out.

HTML (and CSS) Do Not a Website Make

posted on Oct 6, 2010.

As web designers and developers, we talk a lot about HTML and CSS. And, with the emergence of HTML5 and CSS3, it seems as though we are talking about them more than ever. Yet, despite all the great discussion, websites are about more than just HTML and CSS. In this article, we will look at the concept of the website as a larger, unified body of technologies and content, and consider the importance of this understanding for design.

Further Thoughts on CSS, Experiments and Icons

posted on Aug 21, 2010.

Last week, I published an article entitled “Are We Taking CSS Too Far?” in which I looked at the concept of using icons generated entirely with CSS rules. In this post, I would like to follow up on some of the thoughts that emerged through the discussion of the first article.

Are We Taking CSS Too Far?

posted on Aug 14, 2010.

CSS is a remarkable technology, capable of doing things that I wouldn’t have even dreamed of when I was first introduced to it. There are all kinds of amazing demonstrations and experiments out there, but when we start talking about pure CSS icons in a production environment, have we started to go too far?

Create Beautiful CSS3 Typography

posted on May 13, 2010.

In this tutorial, we’ll look at how to take basic markup and transform it into an attractive and beautiful typographical design through pure CSS3. There are no images or other external resources, just pure CSS magic. We’ll also touch on some general typographical concepts along the way.

Create a Colourful Web Button with CSS

posted on Mar 17, 2010.

In this tutorial, we will take a look at a technique for creating your own multi-state web buttons using HTML, CSS and image sprites. We’ll look at both the Photoshop work as well as the code. You’ll also be able to download all the files.

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