After 13 years of being a vital part of web designs, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) has evolved into a powerful tool, allowing you to develop more efficient and better-looking sites. Many of the new features in the latest CSS revision (CSS3) are rich and take the quality of our designs to the next level.

Basic Techniques That You Need to Know About CSS3


Minimalism in web design seems to be the new trend lately, and WordPress is the perfect candidate to put simplicity to good use. Good minimal design is more than white backgrounds and text-centered design — it requires the same balance, elegance, and purpose that good web design does.

You’ll find 20 minimal WordPress themes below that embody both simplicity and enlightened design. Most of the themes are free, though some of them require a small fee. When using a WordPress theme, be sure to read the license information and give the proper credit to the original designer when offered.

1. Simplicity



In this article, we’re going to delve into Google Analytics and start to tailor your account settings so you can get information you need much more easily. Google Analytics in Depth is my series of Google Analytics articles where we will explore Google Analytic’s beneficial features to help you get the most out of this powerful and free web tool.

In this first installment, we’ll be covering Goals and Funnels. For a general overview of site analytics revolving around Google Analytics, read Unleashing the Power of Website Analytics.

Google Analytics in Depth: Goals and Funnels


Burnt Wood: A Social Media Icon Set


In this giveaway, five readers will win an XHTML/CSS, Flash, or logo template of their choice from TemplateWire.

Head over to TemplateWire and search for a template that you want to win. Take note of the template ID. Come back here and leave a comment that includes the template ID you want to win.

This giveaway ends on March 18, 2010 after which the comments section on this post will be closed. We’ll use your email address to contact you if you win. The winners will be randomly selected and announced on a separate post. Please note that comments that don’t follow the instructions on how to participate (described above) may not be published.

Rosenfeld Media, publisher of short, practical books on user experience design, is giving away its entire collection of books to a Six Revisions fan via this Twitter-based giveaway. Each book will be provided to the winner in both paperback and digital eBook versions.

For a chance to win, browse the entire collection of Rosenfeld Media and choose a book you’re most excited about. Find a book that you would read first if you won their entire collection. Send a tweet about the book you’re most excited about, and then follow @sixrevisions.

This giveaway lasts until March 17, 2010. We will select the winner at random and announce it here and on Twitter.

Promoting our products and services can be a time consuming and daunting task. A lot of us get tangled up in online self promotion without realising the value in collaboration more often with other people through the web. It can be a wise way to expand your network, pool resources and save time, money and work.

8 Ways to Promote Your Work Through Internet Collaboration