CSS

Cascading Style Sheets are used to define the presentation layer of websites. How CSS works is not always self-evident, so many of these articles explain various aspects of using CSS.

Pro CSS Techniques (Book review)

Jeff Croft, Ian Lloyd, and Dan Rubin explain solid, practical CSS techniques that you can use in real, professional Web projects.

Posted on March 26, 2007

IE 7 does not resize text sized in pixels

The Page Zoom feature has led to people thinking that IE 7 lets the user resize text sized in pixels or absolute units. It does not.

Posted on March 20, 2007

Browser testing CSS and JavaScript

My preferred CSS and JavaScript browser testing order.

Posted on February 26, 2007

New CSS properties in Safari

Safari gets support for multi-column layout and the text-stroke and box-shadow CSS properties.

Posted on February 6, 2007

The W3C CSS Validator Fuji release

A new version of the W3C CSS Validator has been released. CSS 2.1 is now the default profile.

Posted on January 11, 2007

Styling form controls with CSS, revisited

Screenshots from 8 browsers on 4 operating systems showing the effects of CSS applied to form controls.

Posted on January 9, 2007

Internet Explorer and the CSS box model

Various methods of dealing with the incorrect CSS box model used by older versions of Internet Explorer for Windows.

Posted on December 21, 2006

CSS and Web development search engines

Google Custom Search Engine lets anybody create a specialised search engine. Here are some of interest for Web professionals.

Posted on December 19, 2006

JavaScript production notes

Using CSS and JavaScript to allow inline production notes to be displayed when hovering over a note container or pressing a key combination.

Posted on December 18, 2006

10 must haves in IE Next

My ten most wanted bug fixes or new features in whatever becomes the next version of Internet Explorer.

Posted on December 13, 2006

Beginning CSS Web Development (Book review)

Simon Collison shares his experiences from working with the Web in the hopes that it will help readers avoid some confusion and frustration.

Posted on November 30, 2006

IE expressions ignore CSS media types

If you’re having problems with print style sheets in Internet Explorer 6, check your use of CSS expressions.

Posted on November 29, 2006

Useful tips for writing efficient CSS

Ten useful tips for writing CSS that is better, more efficient, and easier to maintain.

Posted on October 25, 2006

Closing the gap between list items in IE

How to fix the list item whitespace bug in both Internet Explorer 6 and 7.

Posted on October 16, 2006

Afraid of CSS and valid code? Read this.

Twelve lessons to learn while going from table based layouts to mastering CSS.

Posted on October 11, 2006

CSS Validator colour warnings are not errors

Messages about missing colours or background-colours are not errors and can often safely be ignored.

Posted on October 5, 2006

Font size inconsistencies with font-family: monospace

Why specifying monospace as a font-family alternative will make Safari render text smaller than other browsers.

Posted on September 27, 2006

Transparent custom corners and borders, version 2

A technique that combines CSS and JavaScript to create flexible boxes with custom corners and borders and optional alpha transparency.

Posted on September 25, 2006

Automatic pullquotes with JavaScript and CSS

How to use JavaScript and CSS to create pullquotes without duplicating content in your markup.

Posted on September 18, 2006

CSS Frames v2, full-height

Create the visual effect of HTML frames with CSS and make the scrolling area stretch to 100 % height regardless of the amount of content.

Posted on September 5, 2006

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