Tag Archives: css tricks

CSS, Hosting, Webmasters & Backups | Week #2

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Week #2 closes with a couple handy CSS tricks, a quick e-newsletter tip and some good nuggets of web hosting wisdom. more …

Repurposing the alphabet with CSS – to create design elements

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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. more …

Putting low and high res graphics in the same image sprite

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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. more …

Device-specific content with CSS Media Queries

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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. more …

Web Hosting Calculator: What I learned

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A few techniques and approaches to JavaScript and CSS development learned while developing a small JavaScript application. more …

Replacing Icons with CSS

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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. more …

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. more …

Author your own CSS Specification

It sounds unrealistic, right? But, you really can author your own CSS Specification, one that all browsers will support immediately. There are moments in every web developers life where we say to ourselves, "why isn't that capability supported? It's a … more …

Think :before you markup

Some of the most-intriguing and useful CSS tools have been around since CSS 2.0, but perhaps are a bit underused. Part of the reason is that IE 7 and below doesn't support many of them. The other part is simply … more …

Need a Vacation from Minification – Try to on-the-fly minify

Sorry for the ridiculous post title, but I just had to. What I'm talking about is the desire to keep your HTML output condensed, but not to make development difficult in the process. For example, if you want a custom … more …