Should You Reset Your CSS?

Dec 23 2010 by Michael Tuck | 35 Comments

Should You Reset Your CSS?

This article explores the ongoing debate on whether or not web designers and web developers should reset their CSS, sharing the thoughts and opinions of several web professionals.

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How to Create CSS3 Christmas Tree Ornaments

Dec 21 2010 by Catalin Rosu | 14 Comments

How to Create CSS3 Christmas Tree Ornaments

In this guide, we will display the power of CSS3 in drawing complex shapes. We will magically create Christmas tree ornaments using only CSS3 and HTML (no images). In particular, we will be drawing baubles, which are the hallmark ornamentation of Christmas trees.

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A Comprehensive Guide to CSS Resets

Dec 13 2010 by Michael Tuck | 21 Comments

This guide examines the infinite-like variety of CSS resets created by web developers and designers across the world.

While almost all of these CSS resets are generally provided free for public use (many through Creative Commons licensing), it is incumbent upon you to check the terms of use before putting them to use in your projects.

This guide follows Part 1, where the history of CSS resets was discussed; you’re advised to read that before this one to get the most out of this guide.

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100 Exceedingly Useful CSS Tips and Tricks

Dec 6 2010 by Alexander Dawson | 40 Comments

100 Exceedingly Useful CSS Tips and Tricks

You can never have too much of a good thing–and two good things we rely on in our work are tips and tricks. Nuggets of information, presented clearly and succinctly, help us build solutions and learn best practices. In a previous article, we shared a jam-packed list of 250 quick web design tips. It seems only right to continue the trend by showcasing 100 fresh–and hopefully useful–CSS tips and tricks.

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The History of CSS Resets

Dec 2 2010 by Michael Tuck | 48 Comments

The History of CSS Resets

When artists begin a new painting, they don’t immediately reach for the cadmium red and the phthalo blue. They first prime the canvas. Why? To ensure that the canvas is smooth and has a uniform white hue.

Many web designers prefer to use a CSS "reset" to "prime" the browser canvas and ensure that their design displays as uniformly as possible across the various browsers and systems their site visitors may use.

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10 Random CSS Tricks You Might Want to Know About

Oct 22 2010 by Catalin Rosu | 88 Comments

10 Random CSS Tricks You Might Want to Know About

CSS is the fundamental way of styling our web pages. Its deceptively easy syntax allows us to do many things to affect the visual layer of our work. And especially with CSS3, the language has gotten even more powerful.

There are many useful CSS techniques and tricks out there for you to take advantage of. This is a collection of a few useful CSS snippets that you might want to keep in your toolkit.

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12 Common CSS Mistakes Web Developers Make

Sep 8 2010 by Max Luzuriaga | 105 Comments

12 Common CSS Mistakes Web Developers Make

Let’s get real for a second here. As far as web languages go, CSS is arguably the simplest. I mean, really, what could be easier than a simple list of properties affecting an element? And the syntax is almost like written English. Want to change the font size? There’s a font-size CSS property. How about the color? There’s the color property.

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