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Let's Build: With JavaScript - Dynamic Tabs
I found this useful in teaching me a reasonable way to build tabs in pure javascript.
javascript  css  webdevelopment  webdesign 
may 2019 by mcherm
CSS Utility Classes and "Separation of Concerns"
An argument for tailwind and other tools for putting what are effectively CSS declarations inline via highly specific classes.
css  webdesign 
november 2018 by mcherm
CSS Stats
A site that will analyze the CSS for a website and tell you lots of things that help you to understand how complex it is, like how many different colors of text it uses.
webdesign  webdevelopment  css  useful 
november 2018 by mcherm
Tailwind: style your site without writing any CSS! - Julia Evans
This is about one of those libraries for adding lots of little classes to your code that each have roughly one line of CSS. It at least refers to CSS Zen Garden and talks about why that might not be desirable. I'm highly dubious of this non-semantic approach, but at least this grapples with the problem.
css  webdesign  via:HackerNews 
november 2018 by mcherm
In defense of functional CSS | Hacker News
He proposes using non-semantic CSS markup. I write why this is foolish.
mypostings  blogworthy  css  via:HackerNews 
september 2018 by mcherm
Third party CSS is not safe -
CSS that gets loaded from an untrusted source can do nearly as much to your page as Javascript from an untrusted source.
security  webdevelopment  css  via:HackerNews 
march 2018 by mcherm
Modern CSS Explained For Dinosaurs – Actualize – Medium
A *really good* history of CSS policies and practices explaining what is going on today.
css  webdev  webdevelopment  html  history  via:reddit 
february 2018 by mcherm
Houdini: Maybe The Most Exciting Development In CSS You've Never Heard Of – Smashing Magazine
Instead of defining standards and then waiting for browsers to implement them, build Frame Works at can be extended programmatically like JavaScript.
css  standards  via:HackerNews 
march 2016 by mcherm
What No One Told You About Z-Index — Philip Walton
Stacking of z-index doesn't work how I thought it did. Read the article to see why.
css  webdesign  webdevelopment 
march 2016 by mcherm
Webflow - Top Responsive Website Builder
A webdesign tool that was mentioned on reddit.
css  webdesign  via:reddit 
october 2014 by mcherm
shame.css – CSS Wizardry – CSS, OOCSS, front-end architecture, performance and more, by Harry Roberts
Isolate your CSS hacks to a file named "shame.css", separate from the clean code. I think this is excellent: it is also known as "keeping track of your technical debt".
css  programming  softwaredevelopment 
april 2013 by mcherm
Call to action from the chair of the CSS working group. Browser-specific CSS features (with prefixes) are becoming a problem because there is one dominant player. He begs the developer community to prevent single-vendor lock-in.
css  internet  browser 
february 2012 by mcherm
WebPutty: CSS editing from Fog Creek
I should try this out! From Fog Creek Software, it’s a WYSIWYG CSS editor with LOTS of nice features.
webdesign  webdevelopment  todo  programming  FogCreek  css 
september 2011 by mcherm
Sass language: better CSS
A tool for pre-processing CSS which allows variables, inheritance, and cool stuff like that. Comes recommended.
webdesign  languages  webdevelopment  css 
september 2011 by mcherm
A good fluid web design
As you adjust the screen width it alters from a 1-column format to 2, then 3, then 4, always maintaining really nice readability. Cool!
via:reddit  webdesign  css 
june 2010 by mcherm
Hixie's Natural Log: The mystery of why only four properties apply to table columns
A brief, cogent explanation of why only a few properties can be set on table columns in CSS (and why IE6 can actually do BETTER than other browsers on this).
css  webdesign 
september 2009 by mcherm
CSS Sprites are Stupid – Let's Use Archives Instead! (Firefox Demo) |
CSS sprites are sticking multiple images in the same file to speed up downloads by using fewer, larger files. Why not stick them in a .zip file instead... wouldn't it be a WHOLE lot easier to manage in the long run?
via:reddit  webdesign  webdevelopment  html  css 
july 2009 by mcherm
Vertically Center Multi-Lined Text
Backward compatible vertical centering is a bugbear of CSS. Here is a workable solution.
css  webdesign 
may 2009 by mcherm
px - em - % - pt - keyword: Specifying font sizes in HTML - css-tricks
Everything you need to know about how to specify the size of text in web pages.
typography  html  webdesign  webdevelopment  css  refs 
april 2009 by mcherm CSS Positioning
The CSS box model explained accurately.
css  refs  html  boxmodel 
february 2009 by mcherm
Beware of XHTML
A list of the issues that make xhtml questionable, as well as some of the advantages.
webdesign  webdevelopment  css  xml  html 
january 2009 by mcherm
Animation Jump - quick tip | jQuery for Designers - Tutorials and screencasts
jQuery sometimes gives a little "jump" at the end of a slideUp() and other animations. Here is why. To fix it, be sure the item you are animating has no padding.
css  webdesign  jquery 
january 2009 by mcherm
How to make images scale smoothly in IE6.
Apparently Microsoft chose a very poor algorithm as the default for scaling images in their browser, but there's a nonstandard CSS extension that will switch to the better algorithm.
via:JoelSpolsky  JoelSpolsky  webdesign  css  ie  webdevelopment 
december 2008 by mcherm
Color Fading Menu with jQuery
Neat visual effect: the color fades in as you mouse over the clickable item.
webdesign  css  jquery  via:CSSTricks 
november 2008 by mcherm
Absolute, Relative, Fixed Positioning: How Do They Differ?
Very simple explanation of the different positioning options in CSS.
tutorial  webdesign  css 
november 2008 by mcherm
A CSS Sticky Footer
Making a footer that sticks to the bottom on web pages.
css  webdesign  webdevelopment 
october 2008 by mcherm
The Perfect Fluid Width Layout - CSS-Tricks
A "fluid layout" in CSS. I might want to use this for my blog.
webdesign  css  blogging  layout 
october 2008 by mcherm
Forms - id vs. name
When using the <label> element, you must give the fields both a name (for HTML form submission) and an ID (so the label will work).
html  css  webdesign  webdevelopment 
august 2008 by mcherm
Cutting Edge Browsers and Their Development Tools - CSS-Tricks
A rundown of the current offering in firebug-like-things on modern browsers.
css  webdevelopment  webdev  webdesign  tools  firebug  firefox  ie  opera  browsers 
july 2008 by mcherm
People Share Their CSS “Ah-ha!” Moments - CSS-Tricks
An interesting approach to learning key ideas in CSS: ask people what was their "Ah-ha!" feature.
css  webdevelopment 
june 2008 by mcherm
New Screencast: Sliding Doors Button - CSS-Tricks
A useful technique for making a "button" of variable length out of an image. I might use this to make a string of text generated by the server appear as a "clickable button".
css  webdesign 
may 2008 by mcherm
HTML 4.01 Tutorial
A brief and incomplete but halfway decent HTML and CSS tutorial.
refs  webdesign  css  html 
may 2008 by mcherm
Equidistant Objects with CSS - CSS-Tricks
How to distribute some objects evenly in a horizontal row.
css  personal_net  webdevelopment 
march 2008 by mcherm
John Resig - Sub-Pixel Problems in CSS
How different browsers handle things when there's a non-integer number of pixels.
css  browsers 
january 2008 by mcherm
Better Email Links: Featuring CSS Attribute Selectors - CSS-Tricks
Sample showing how to use CSS attribute selectors. Cool CSS feature I hadn't known about.
january 2008 by mcherm
Vitamin Features » Creating Sexy Stylesheets
Some basic but useful suggestions for authors of CSS stylesheets.
css  webdesign 
january 2008 by mcherm
The Perfect Fluid Width Layout
This is actually a pretty nice layout for a "fluid" (horizontally resizable) page.
css  webdesign 
december 2007 by mcherm
IEBlog : Internet Explorer 8 and Acid2: A Milestone
Internet Explorer 8 (still under development) now passes the Acid2 test.
ie  internet  webdesign  css 
december 2007 by mcherm
The Breakdown of Modern Web Design
Detailed breakdown of where the time is spent in web design. (Hint: not on design.)
css  funny 
december 2007 by mcherm
Review of PSD2HTML - CSS-Tricks
A review of a service that builds web pages complete with CSS from images or other input. The review sounds honest and quite positive.
css  service 
december 2007 by mcherm
CSS Text Wrapper - Not Just Rectangles Anymore
Creating non-rectangular areas. Works by creating line-by-line floats to crowd in each line to the desired width.
css  webdesign 
december 2007 by mcherm
css Zen Garden: The Beauty in CSS Design
Demonstrating different CSS applied to the same page. Downright artistic!
refs/css  css 
february 2005 by mcherm

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