CSS & Standards based Javascript Drop Shadows

CSS Code based on SixApart Writen by Ross Johnson of 3.7 Designs (also an example page) Download Javascript Drop Shadows Example Page Information I created this script after looking for an effective way to create stretchable drop shadows with out tons of extra wrapper divs. While I found some good, semi-semantic ways to achieve the […]

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CSS Case Study – fixed elements

One of the “special” effect abilities of CSS is the ability to have an element be “fixed” on the page (when you scroll, the element remains stationary) either through positioning or by fixing a background. The ability to keep items static has a profound visual effect on a designs. With frames falling out of popularity […]

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Out of sight, website out of mind

Sometimes you have a blunder that is so stupid, that you hate to admit it to anyone… but later find the whole situation so hopeless and dumb founding you have to share it with everyone simply because it becomes funny… and by “you” I mean “me”, because I doubt this is the type of thing […]

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The Semantic DIV, ID, Class, and Span

For those just starting (or even pretty well versed) in CSS and Web Standards, knowing when to use what code can be pretty confusing. After all, there are many instances where any number of the popular tags can accomplish the same goal. To better understand why we would use one of these tags or elements, […]

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Oh god… someone stop me.

Yes, my previous two designs were up collectively for less than a few days. I think I have a problem… Looking at my previous design which I like as a design, but not as MY design, nor my BLOG design. It was too zen, tropical, dark, all of which are things I am not. Part […]

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My new design, 5 hours after my last one….

While I am not positive, I have a good feeling that completely redesigning a site with in a few hours of launching the previous design has to be some sort of record. My previous design had some cool elements but it really didn’t communicate what I wanted it too. Too much comic, too much contrast, […]

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Web Standards, are we doing enough?

90% of those reading thus don’t need to be convinced as to why Web Standards are important, or that they should be used. My reader base is no doubt almost exclusively web developers, already in the know about CSS, and the W3C. This is not the problem, designers and developers who are active enough to […]

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What is good design? What I learned from css reboot.

Most people by now have browsed through the Reboot Galleries (CSS Reboot and Standards Reboot) to see what designs people are doing this year compared to last year. No good designs? What struck me, is I continue to see this trend where no design is considered “great” when it comes to mass numbers of people. […]

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Hello Rebooters

I just wanted to say thanks to everyone stopping by who is viewing my site from either CSS Reboot or Standards Reboot. Just to give you a quick rundown on myself while I have your attention… I actually reboot way too often I not only totally redesigned this site 3 times this year, but each […]

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