When I read the words “browser-based CSS editor” recently on RedWriteWeb I got excited because it sounded like a way to be able edit CSS on the fly in browsers other than Firefox (yes, you Internet Explorer).Read More
If you look up you’ll notice I made a small update to the way dates are presented in my headings. It’s not a big change, but I wanted to include the year without increasing the height of the date stamp.
A web site is like a building. Over time it gets lived in. And, regardless of the initial intentions of the designer for how everything within it should be arranged, things get moved around, stuff gets added, some things get taken away, more stuff gets added, the occasional renovation takes place, and yet more stuff gets added. Read More
I’m a big fan of layouts that still work if a user increases their browser’s text size. However, I was wondering what it would be like if any images resized along with the text rather than staying constant in size. Would everything seem more in proportion?
I’m a big fan of using pull-quotes (or callouts) to improve the readability of content-heavy pages. Not only do call out important content, but they can also be used to break up content on the page and provide additional visual interest. Read More
I’m sure you’ve all been there — you install IE7; fire it up and tentatively type in your web site’s URL. You hit Enter and cross your fingers. Up comes your site. Quickly you scan the page. All looks good … no, there’s a display issue. Damn!Read More
Sometimes you have a lot of information to present on a page. In certain circumstances (say, when you have a constrained space in which to present this content) I think the concept of using inline tabs to present users with choices as to what they see at any one time works really well.Read More
Among the many things to like about Veerle’s redesign of her blog is the way she does the hover effects for lists of links, such as those in her “approved” section.
Rather than force others to wade through Veerle’s CSS (wow, that’s quite a stylesheet!) I thought it’d be helpful to show how to create this “block hover” effect.Read More
A lot has been written about more efficient CSS (see below for some examples). Certainly, when you work with multiple people on larger sites, organizing your CSS in a logical, consistent manner becomes increasingly important.Read More