CSS Typography: The Basics

Mar 3 2011 by Kayla Knight | 42 Comments

CSS Typography: The Basics

Typography is an essential component of a website’s design. This is for good reason: good typography is not only imperative for aesthetic appeal, but also improves site usability when text legibility and readability concepts are applied. Typography is all about proportions and spacing. There are also font styles to consider.

How can we use CSS for great typography in our web designs? This is a question we’ll try to answer.

This is the first part of a three-part series of guides on CSS typography that will cover everything from basic syntax to best practices and tools related to CSS typography.

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Giveaway: 5 Avactis E-commerce Software

Mar 2 2011 by Jacob Gube | 109 Comments

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Avactis has always strived to create easy-to-use e-commerce software. In this giveaway, we’ve teamed up with them to provide 5 participating Six Revisions readers Avactis owned licenses (worth $249 each). Read on to see how you can win one of these awesome prizes!

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Sponsor Love: Companies That Support Six Revisions (Feb 2011)

Mar 1 2011 by Jacob Gube | 9 Comments

It takes plenty of resources to bring you articles about design and development free of charge. Without our sponsors, we wouldn’t be able to bring you top-notch content that you can enjoy and learn from.

Thankfully, we’re able to do all of this with the help of our sponsors who support our community — companies that also create amazing products and provide excellent services to web professionals like us.

We’d like to thank our site sponsors between February 1 – February 28, 2011 and talk a little bit about what they do.

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6 Popular Content Presentation Design Patterns

Mar 1 2011 by Cameron Chapman | 11 Comments

6 Popular Content Presentation Design Patterns

Content is what is considered the "meat" of a website. Content should be usable and displayed in a manner that makes it efficient to read and act on. Now that we have discussed website navigation design patterns, let us now explore popular design patterns for displaying content. Below, we’ve included a few current design trends in content presentation, all based on enhancing the user experience.

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