CSS Frameworks: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Just like there are frameworks for many programming languages – CakePHP, jQuery, .NET – there are frameworks for CSS. The point of frameworks is to increase productivity and efficiency with CSS code. Many common practices done when using CSS are pre-defined within a framework to save the developer time and effort. In this article we’re […]

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CSS Pitfalls for Web Designers to Avoid

The stylistic language of CSS has been among us for many years, yet while it possesses the ability to engage and entrance our visitors with increasingly complex feats of layout and design engineering, poor decision making can affect the final outcome. While often due to a lack of awareness of the implications or from personal […]

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The No-Pressure Introduction to CSS3

It’s difficult to escape the hype surrounding CSS3 at the moment, yet it has created a divide in the community. If you read any blog post on the subject and it is flooded with comments by developers who feel they still cannot use CSS3 in their work. Rather than being encouraging the responses from the […]

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50 Handy CSS Tools And Generators for Developers

Web designers and developers are constantly looking for ways to decrease the time required to design or to develop a website. This is how they can improve their productivity and get the most out of their work. Here we are showcasing a collection of some useful and excellent CSS tools and generators that will help […]

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Using CSS Background-size Responsively

If the latter half of 2011 is to be remembered for anything within the web community it will be for the rapid evolution and adoption of responsive web design. Though not the Holy Grail for every mobile web strategy it does correct some of the mistakes the industry made in trying to tame the untameable. […]

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Responsive Web Design: Layouts and Media Queries

With the growing number of Smartphone produced in the last three years and the diversity of screen sizes it’s practically impossible to ignore users that browse on a mobile device. Whether they use an Android phone, Windows Mobile phone, a BlackBerry device or an iPhone, whether they are on a tablet, on a Smartphone or […]

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CSS Tricks: How to Speed Up CSS Rendering

When coding CSS, one of the best ways to ensure your code runs smoothly on older browsers and slow computers is to write your CSS efficiently for browser rendering, this way your site takes less resource and memory from the user’s computer and therefore runs smoother. Browser vendors constantly trying to make rendering faster, the […]

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CSS3 For Internet Explorer: Handy Compatibility Tools and Resources

CSS3 has changed the way of representing websites, with lots of advanced properties like border-radius, box-shadow, border-image, transform etc. CSS3 gives web designers complete independence to achieve the desired results. CSS3 has opened up many exciting options to refresh the creativity levels of a designer. Despite being futuristic web styling technology, CSS3 has not yet been accepted […]

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Quick Tip: Always Generate Web-Safe Fonts When Using @font-face

One of the biggest mistakes I see with people just getting introduced to the CSS3 @font-face selector is the use of regular OTF or TTF fonts in their web pages, instead of the recommended WOFF (Web Open Font Format) and EOT (Embeddable OpenType) font formats. With traditional font formats (TTF, OTF), the primary use was […]

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15 Best CSS Practices to Make Your Life Easier

CSS was started in 1997 to help website developers create and design their own attractive web pages. Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a type of language used to change the format and look of documents written. There are different types of CSS, but it is widely used and supported on all browsers. When it comes […]

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