Capturing visitor print events has applications, whether it be for analytics or to slap someone on the wrist for printing too many pages! I recently found a solid cross-browser way to do it.
Creating the Navicon without an icon
The navicon is almost universally recognizable as a hover-for-navigation element, but it requires another image be loaded, unless you are clever about implementing it.
Repurposing the alphabet with CSS – to create design elements
The alphabet isn’t as cool a concept now as it was 4,000 years ago, but we can use CSS to give the alphabet a new groove. Combining letters makes a word, but a single letter, stretched, skewed or rotated can help us create some interesting design elements.
Putting low and high res graphics in the same image sprite
This concept may be more academic than practical, but it may prove useful in some situations where you want simple support for high resolution background images on modern devices.
Device-specific content with CSS Media Queries
Here’s a use for CSS that you may not have considered yet. CSS is great at determining device widths and we can use this information to provide device-specific content to take personalization one step further.
Replacing Icons with CSS
CSS only graphics provide consistency, speed, changeability and search engine friendliness. The techniques are simple and many are supported by even the oldest of web browsers.
Mobile development – tiny screen, big headaches
I've been creating mobile sites on a regular basis for over two years now and I still don't feel like I've gotten it 100% right.…
Buttons – the time-saving, bandwidth-reducing, seo-friendlier way
There are many more reasons to avoid button graphics than to use them. Most effects can be produced using only CSS, and what’s even better is that they can be applied to just about any element in your HTML.
Optimize your site for TV and Projector Screens
With the release of Internet Explorer for XBOX Live members just a few weeks ago, we have yet another optimization challenge, the big screen. By…
Drop-Down Menu Techniques in Depth
Drop down menus are like parking ramps in that they allow you to “build-up”. Only, instead of building up to support more cars, we are…