Posts filed under ‘Reference’

How to Size Text in CSS

One of the most practical articles you’ll read in a while on CSS was published in A List Apart this week: How to Size Text in CSS. Alhamdulillah I’ve been struggling with trying to figure out which way to size CSS texts.


November 24, 2007 at 11:44 pm Leave a comment

POSH – Plain Old Semantic HTML

A nice new acronym for a basic concept that should be deeply ingrained into every webdeveloper/frontend developer is making the rounds. POSH – Plain Old Semantic HTML.

To start writing semantic markup, you need to:

  • Validate your HTML
  • Stop using tables for layout
  • Use semantic elements and attributes for their intended purpose
  • Use semantic class names and id values
  • Use as little HTML as will get the job done

November 19, 2007 at 7:19 am Leave a comment

Greatest Copy Shot Ever Written

Nick Padmore breaks down the Greatest Copy Shot Ever Written.

I don’t necessarily agree with the conclusion but the article itself is an awesome reference tool for when you get stuck on writing a copy shot.

November 19, 2007 at 6:51 am Leave a comment

Rebranding of FOWA

Ryan Nichols gives an overview of their rebranding of FOWA (Future of Web Apps). The breathless result was not by accident, but was very process driven. Great work.

September 10, 2007 at 10:27 pm Leave a comment

Preparing your files for Printing on a Commercial Printing Press.

Preparing your files for Printing on a Commercial Printing Press.

August 24, 2007 at 5:12 pm 1 comment

Writing Smart Copy for Your eCommerce Product Pages

Writing Smart Copy for Your eCommerce Product Pages

August 15, 2007 at 4:20 am Leave a comment

CSS Buttons: Rediscovering the Button Element

Kevin Hale posted a solution to creating CSS buttons that look anyway you want using only CSS that work across all browsers. Nice!  (via’s upgrade of Blueprint)

EDIT: Related to this is Alex Griffioen’s How to make sexy buttons with CSS that uses the sliding doors technique.

August 12, 2007 at 8:22 am Leave a comment

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