Design Resources

Creating Thumbnails Using the CSS Clip Property May 16, 2007

One of the least used properties in CSS is the Clip property. Clip is part of the visual effects module of CSS 2.1 and its job is to place a visible window on top of an object that is being clipped. It is useful for clipping images and creating thumbnails without having to create additional files. This trick can be used to create square thumbnails, or to create other varieties of thumbnails without actually duplicating files on the server.



CSS Dock Menu May 13, 2007

If you are a big Mac fan, you will love this CSS dock menu that Nick La designed. It is using Jquery Javascript library and Fisheye component from Interface and some of my icons. It comes with two dock styles – top and bottom.



The Web Designers Tool Kit May 06, 2007

Some of the best and the most useful set of links and resources a Web Designer and a Developer would need. Almost every requirement for developers and designers are now as Online Services



Complete Color Matching Guide Apr 29, 2007

“Color effects and directs the decision making process of the customer. It identifies a company, its product lines and the quality of the merchandise. We call this “The Power of Color”. “



Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps Apr 26, 2007

This tutorial examines the different layout properties available in CSS: position:static, position:relative, position:absolute, and float.



Print stylesheet - the definitive guide Apr 26, 2007

A print stylesheet formats a web page so when printed, it automatically prints in a user-friendly format. Print stylesheets have been around for a number of years and have been written about a lot. Yet so few websites implement them, meaning we’re left with web pages that frustratingly don’t properly print on to paper.



CSS Cheat Sheet Apr 25, 2007

The CSS cheat sheet is designed to act as a reminder and reference sheet, listing all selectors (as of CSS 2.1) and properties in html format. It includes a visual example of the box model, unit reference for CSS units and the various media types CSS makes allowance for.



10 Free CSS and Javascript Calendars Apr 22, 2007

Calendars may be used on webpages for various reasons, such as allowing users to easily pick a date in a form, or just to provide monthly information. Here are a list of various css and javascript calendars for use on your site. Don’t like the look? Customise them yourself with abit of CSS!



CSS Tinderbox Apr 21, 2007

The CSS Tinderbox is an effort to support open source web design by providing very basic, yet solid, CSS/XHTML design templates that web designers and web developers can use as the foundation for their own projects.



Web Design 101: Positioning Apr 19, 2007

An element with position:absolute is removed from the document flow, which means the rest of the document acts as if the element weren’t there. It won’t affect subsequent elements. Instead, it could end up layered over other elements, unless we make sure it doesn’t.