Posts filed under ‘CSS’

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

Being Kind to Widows and Orphans

No, this is not one of those charity posts.
It’s all about my favourite plugin. Imagine a plugin that could improve
the typography of your page with no complicated setup. Controlling type
online can at times be difficult. However, things have just gotten a
whole lot easier with the release of the Typogrify plugin.

November 19, 2007 at 4:10 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

CSS Fix to Screen Readers Ignoring “display:none”

456 Berea St summarizes a solution to the problem of screen readers ignoring “display:none”.

November 19, 2007 at 7:08 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 Bjorkoy.com’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

Blueprint CSS Framework

Found via many sites is the awesome Blueprint CSS Framework developed by Olav Bjorkoy.

August 12, 2007 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

Margin Collapsing

Andy Budd explains Margin Collapsing. I was having problems with a CSS design but this helped me solve it.

July 9, 2007 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment

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