• CSS Optimization: Make Your Sites Load Faster for Free – CSS optimizers do a variety of voodoo magic to get the end result. This includes merging similar classes, removing useless properties, removing whitespace, and so forth.
  • Alternative Style: Working With Alternate Style Sheets – So you’ve got a web page. You’ve marked it up with structural XHTML. You’ve also been a good little web developer and used style sheets to control what your document looks like. You’ve even gone the extra mile and created several alternative style sheets to show how hardcore you are. Great. But now you need a cross-browser way to dynamically switch between the style sheets.
  • Various CSS Tutorials – Many different FREE CSS tutorials from forms to layouts it’s quite an extensive resource.
  • Benefits of CSS – Cascading Style Sheets is a technology that has been around for several years. It’s a great way to assign style properties to HTML elements in your web pages, and offers several significant benefits over the old way of putting style information directly into HTML tags.
  • Creating a centered page layout with CSS – A reader recently asked how to create a centered page layout using CSS. The effect the reader is looking for is similar to the layout achieved by centering an 800-pixel-wide table on a 1024-pixel-wide page. It’s a widely used page layout that traditionally relies on nested tables to achieve the effect, so it’s not surprising that the reader is looking for a way to replicate the effect with CSS.
  • Build a better Web site by understanding floated elements in CSS – Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are rapidly becoming the de facto standard for Web page layout and positioning. They’re easy to use, don’t require any special software, and work uniformly on most major browsers. Using them correctly, however, requires a sound analysis of the functional purpose of a particular layout, both to ensure that the resulting style sheets are logically and functionally correct and that they are portable across different browsers or viewing devices.
  • Styling form controls with CSS, revisited – Roger Johansson writes about web standards, accessibility, usability and other topics related to web design and development:
  • The W3C CSS Validator Fuji release – A new version of the W3C CSS Validator (The Fuji CSS Validator release) was released in mid-December. It now defaults to validating against CSS 2.1, which is good, and the layout has been improved, which is also good.
  • CSS and Web development search engines – While custom search engines are an interesting concept I find myself somewhat wary of using them. Not because there’s anything wrong with them, but because I can’t help wondering if what I’m looking for is on a site that the custom search engine has not added to its index.
  • STUDIO7DESIGNS Custom Graphic and Web Designs, Photography and more! – STUDIO7DESIGNS is dedicated to creating the best graphic and web designs in the web 2.0 style. Currently we have over 200,000 people using our open source designs! Our goal is to take your dream and turn it into reality. From logo design, to fully valid css and xhtml web sites, we strive for perfection. Contact us today with your ideas and we will give you a free design quote!
  • Open Source Templates – These are Open Source Templates. Use them anyway you like. This is a great way to learn how to code!
  • The Open Design Community – The Open Design Community (TODC) is a group of Open Source Website Designers providing free web design templates helping to make the global internet a prettier place.
  • CSS Link Styles – Want to know how to create CSS link styles (pseudoclasses)? It’s easy! Just follow along and you’ll be a master in no time.
  • CSS Styling for Print and Other Media – There are many different media types that you can apply to CSS, some of which are more useful than others, and they let you specify the look, feel, or sound of the web page that is linked to the CSS files.
  • CSS Layout Generator – The layout generated has changed significantly from previous versions. The main reason for change was to simplify the layout and in doing so make it easier to use. It no longer provides fixed width columns with fluid center or full length columns by default. This generator will create a fluid or fixed width floated column layout, with up to 3 columns and with header and footer. Values can be specified in either pixels, ems or percentages.
  • Professional CSS – My favorite part of Web design is learning new things, so I’m always looking for new books on the subject. We’re still trying new things, but we’re out of the browsers-changing-daily era of Web design. There’s not a whole lot more anyone can say about HTML or XHTML, which leaves CSS as the next big topic.
  • CSS Reference (based on MSDN and WC3 CSS reference) – CSS styles defined
  • RichInStyle.com also provides help on key areas of web style – Now for the first time with RichInStyle.com you can use the latest technologies with confidence – whereas before you would have been ill-advised to rely on style sheets for styling your pages, you can now afford to use them on all your pages and reap all the many benefits that they bring. This is thanks to RichInStyle.com’s exhaustive bug pages, which detail nearly 1000 bugs, all organized into easy-to-read sections, as well as to its bug table, which provides at-a-glance access to information.
  • A demonstration of what can be accomplished visually through CSS-based design. – There is clearly a need for CSS to be taken seriously by graphic artists. The Zen Garden aims to excite, inspire, and encourage participation.
  • Check Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and (X)HTML documents with style sheets – The W3C CSS Validation Service is a free software created by the W3C to help Web designers and Web developers check Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). It can be used on this free service on the web, or downloaded and used either as a java program, or as a java servlet on a Web server. Do you need it? If you are a Web developer or a Web designer, this tool will be an invaluable ally. Not only will it compare your style sheets to the CSS specifications, helping you find errors, typos, or incorrect uses of CSS, it will also tell you when your CSS poses some risks in terms of usability.
  • Sliding Doors of CSS, Part II – Sliding Doors of CSS (Part I) introduced a new technique for creating visually stunning interface elements with simple, text-based, semantic markup. In Part II, we’ll push the technique even further. If you haven’t read Part I yet, you should read it now.
  • Super-Easy Blendy Backgrounds – Recently, while trying to implement a few different navigation ideas that a designer had thrown my way, I became frustrated with my weak image editing skills. The design was gradient-heavy, so a traditional approach to navigation markup and styling would require a dozen or so background-image slices to meet the varying colors and height requirements.
  • Do You Want To Do That With CSS? – Multiple Column Lists – In this tutorial we will learn methods to make a list display as multiple columns of list items, rather than as a single column or horizontal row.
  • CSS Beginner Tutorial – CSS, or Cascading Styles Sheets, is a way to style HTML. Whereas the HTML is the content, the style sheet is the presentation of that document. Styles don’t smell or taste anything like HTML, they have a format of ‘property: value’ and most properties can be applied to most HTML tags.
  • CSS Intermediate Tutorial – Like the HTML Intermediate Tutorial, this CSS Intermediate Guide should not be that difficult, but rather build on the basics of the CSS Beginner Tutorial.
  • CSS Advanced Tutorial – The CSS Advanced Tutorial is for those who want to push CSS to the extreme, highlighting methods that might not be immediately obvious to the intermediate developer.
  • How to size text using ems – Text for the screen is sized with CSS in terms of pixels, ems or keywords. As most of us know, sizing with pixels is easy: get your selector and give it a font-size – no more thought required. Sizing with keywords is more complicated and requires a few workarounds, but you’re in luck as the techniques are well documented. That leaves ems.
  • Beautiful CSS Templates – All templates are valid XHTML (strict) and CSS. They use less than 25 kilobytes of images and all of them should (hopefully) comply with Section 508 and atleast a WCAG Double-A rating.
  • Centering text on the longest line – The Web Typography project continues to proceed, albeit at a glacial pace. One of the reasons for the slow progress is guidelines such as this: to distinguish verse quotations from surrounding prose, they should be […] centered on the longest line. An uncommon request, but it sounds straightforward enough. Don’t let that fool you. Centering a block is reasonably simple if you know how wide it is.
  • Complete CSS Web Templates – All templates are free to use. All we ask is that you please keep the link in the footer of the templates that links back to the designer to help them make a living and to help them be able to provide free website templates.
  • Variable fixed width layout – There’s an different approach to web page layout which is gradually getting some traction. The idea is that the layout is changed to best accommodate the window size. As you might expect, it is accomplished by using JavaScript to change the CSS of the webpage.
  • Not the best but good for beginners – Sort of cheesy web templates but they are great to learn on.
  • More on multi-column layouts – Since Firefox 1.5 Beta 1 shipped with a partial implementation of the proposed CSS 3 Multi-column layout module, it’s received a fair bit of attention. A List Apart recently covered the implementation along with some scripted alternatives, and Quirksmode provides really detailed coverage of what is and isn’t supported (right now that’s the best place to go to learn the syntax).
  • Free Web Templates – Use these free Web templates to create valid XHTML documents using CSS instead of tables. If you don’t want to learn to write CSS layouts, you can still create valid XHTML using free Web templates. The newest are listed first.
  • Fun with Drop Shadows – Drop Shadows are a nice way to beautify images. There are many articles on them: * CSS Drop Shadows * CSS Drop Shadows II * Easy CSS Drop Shadows * CSS Drop Shadows Test
  • More templates to screw up – Basically the worst kinds of all but the good part is that they are not your real site so have fun.
  • Tables to Valid XHTML/CSS – In this one I will be teaching you how to take your current website/layout created with tables, tear it apart, and put it back together using valid XHTML and CSS. In this tutorial I will be using an example template to teach you, however you can take the principles I teach here and apply them to your own creations.
  • One step above cheesy – and almost functional..
  • Templates, Templates,Templates – Unique to say the least
  • Templates and CSS Tools – All free and very useful
  • Beautiful CSS Layouts – Wonderful layouts completely free.
  • Great site that offers new templates – This site offers free CSS website templates, a free web tools list and resources like articles, tutorials, and links that will help you learn the power of CSS, web-standards and tips on how to make a fast, easy to maintain, user-friendly websites.
  • A newbie? – 16 years old self taught web designer / developer from Nis, Serbia. I making only static web sites [XHTML & CSS]. Ok if he can do it we all can too.
  • Float just about anything you want – Floatutorial takes you through the basics of floating elements such as images, drop caps, next and back buttons, image galleries, inline lists and multi-column layouts.
  • CSS Tutorials: An Enormous List – anything and everything that you want to know about css
  • The Pinball Effect – Yadda × 3: Preamble It’s quicker and easier to use a bigger link than a smaller one—this is obvious. There’s even a mathematical formula, Fitts’ Law, to calculate just how much quicker. Presented below is a simple way to transform an entire area of a Web page into a link from within it, effectively expanding the link’s size, using Cascading Style Sheets, JavaScript and the Document Object Model. I call this the Pinball Effect because the cursor lights up various areas of the screen sort of like a pinball does zipping around the playfield.

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