Posts Tagged ‘tips’

Modern CSS Layouts: The Essential Characteristics

Saturday November 7th, 2009

Source: Modern CSS Layouts: The Essential Characteristics – Smashing Magazine.

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“Now is an exciting time to be creating CSS layouts. After years of what felt like the same old techniques for the same old browsers, we’re finally seeing browsers implement CSS 3, HTML 5 and other technologies that give us cool new tools and tricks for our designs.

But all of this change can be stressful, too. How do you keep up with all of the new techniques and make sure your Web pages look great on the increasing number of browsers and devices out there? In part 1 of this article, you’ll learn the five essential characteristics of successful modern CSS websites. In part 2 of this article, you’ll learn about the techniques and tools that you need to achieve these characteristics.

We won’t talk about design trends and styles that characterize modern CSS-based layouts. These styles are always changing. Instead, we’ll focus on the broad underlying concepts that you need to know to create the most successful CSS layouts using the latest techniques. For instance, separating content and presentation is still a fundamental concept of CSS Web pages. But other characteristics of modern CSS Web pages are new or more important than ever. A modern CSS-based website is: progressively enhanced, adaptive to diverse users, modular, efficient and typographically rich.

* Progressively enhanced,
* Adaptive to diverse users,
* Modular,
* Efficient,
* Typographically rich.

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How to Spot Quality within Web Design: Examples & Tips

Monday April 13th, 2009

Source: Function Web Design & Development [ Blog ] » How to Spot Quality within Web Design: Examples & Tips.

Quality in Web Design

“Quality is a word that a lot of people like to use when describing their web design services. But what is quality, how do you know if a design is quality or not. Well, I think that there’s quite a few ways to spot quality within web designs. Once you can see just what goes into making a quality web design, you can use the techniques to perfect your own style…”

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Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert

Monday April 6th, 2009

Source: Design To Sell: 8 Useful Tips To Help Your Website Convert | How-To | Smashing Magazine.

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“As we see more and more businesses move their services online, and even more that begin their life on the Web, a greater need arises for websites that are designed and built to sell. A great-looking website may achieve the goal of shaping and delivering a strong brand, but its good looks alone aren’t enough to sell the products or services on offer. For that, you need to introduce the element of marketing…”

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Guidelines for Developing Your Own CSS Framework

Source: Guidelines for Developing Your Own CSS Framework | W3Avenue.

CSS Framework

“Quite a few CSS frameworks have been around for a while, but most web developers avoid using them. Instead most veteran developers prefer to create their own CSS framework, which provide benefits of a personalized solution and minimizes negative aspects of depending on a third party solution…”

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Backgrounds in WordPress, Tips and Examples « WPCrowd

Source: Backgrounds in WordPress, Tips and Examples « WPCrowd.

Backgrounds in WP

“As we know the background is a important thing in the design of the theme, choosing a right placement and construction is very difficult so that’s why I created this article.

In this article I want to show you how to make a background to your WordPress blog, what kind of background style you can use, what CSS codes require to add in your style.css file and some great examples based on very creative blog designs…”

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8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs | CSS | Smashing Magazine

Sunday April 5th, 2009

Source: 8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs | CSS | Smashing Magazine.

8 Simple Ways to Improve Typography In Your Designs

“Many people, designers included, think that typography consists of only selecting a typeface, choosing a font size and whether it should be regular or bold. For most people it ends there. But there is much more to achieving good typography and it’s in the details that designers often neglect.

These details give the designer total control, allowing them to create beautiful and consistent typography in their designs. While these details can be applied across different types of media, in this articles we’re going to focus on how to apply them to web design using CSS. Here are 8 simple ways you can use CSS to improve your typography and hence the overall usability of your designs…”

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Bookmarks for April 3rd, 2009 – Part 4

These are my links for April 3rd, 2009:

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