Design Resources

Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design Jun 02, 2007

The PNG image has been widely overlooked by the web design community—and mostly for good reason. Until recently, it hasn’t been possible to take full advantage of the format and have it work reliably in all browsers. But, with proper PNG support in Internet Explorer 7, and some handy JavaScript and CSS tricks to account for older browsers, we can use PNG images to greatly enhance our design vocabulary.

Fancy Form Design Using CSS Jun 02, 2007

Form design is the necessary evil of web development. Don’t you wish you had a wizard’s wand to create accessible yet attractive forms? We have found such a wizard! Here, Cameron Adams shows you how to use CSS to create forms that are both great-looking and usable, and gives you the code you need to make the job easy.

Web Designer's Success Guide (Free E-book) May 26, 2007

Web Designer’s Success Guide is the definitive guide to starting your own freelance Web design business. The author, Kevin Airgid, grossed over $100,000 USD a year developing sites for various national level clients. In this book he gives designers step-by-step instructions on how to achieve the following..

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.