Design Resources

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.

A CSS sticky footer that just works Apr 19, 2007

We’ve all tried to use a sticky footer one time or another, but they never seem to come out right, do they? Well, the days of a hard to understand CSS-based sticky footer are thankfully over. In just a few simple CSS classes with minimal extra HTML markup

LightWindow v1.1 Apr 18, 2007

The next generation of lightbox with such features and more; Supports 5 different types of Media: Pages, Inline Content, Media(Movies, SWF, etc), Images(Galleries, Single), External Websites(via iframe), Automatically detects media and source. Fully customizable via CSS. Set starting heights and widths for each media and define media types. Window will fit content fetched! Excludes i-frame content…

Stylish 0.4 Apr 18, 2007

Stylish allows easy management of user styles. User styles empower your browsing experience by letting you fix ugly sites, customize the look of your browser or mail client, or just have fun.

CSS Photo Shuffler Apr 15, 2007

A Javascript + CSS replacement for Flash photo fading slideshow. Inspired by Richard Rutter’s image fade demonstration.

HTML5, XHTML2, and the Future of the Web Apr 13, 2007

While HTML 4.01 is formally an SGML-based document format, the only clients actually treating HTML that way are validators. Browsers, on the other hand, treat HTML documents as tag soup—they try to make sense out of, and display, even the most horridly broken document to their best ability.

Free CSS Layouts Apr 10, 2007

These CSS Layout offers full Grade-A browser support. That means that these CSS Layout will look and behave the same in internet browsers like Internet Explores 6 (IE6), Internet Explorer 7 (IE7), Firefox, Opera, Safari and so on.

FlashTracer Apr 08, 2007

While running any .swf Flash file in your browser you can see all the output generated by the "trace" flash functions in this sidebar component…

The Principles of Beautiful Web Design Apr 08, 2007

For many web developers, myself included, the most intimidating part of the design process is getting started. Imagine for a moment that you’re sitting at your desk with nothing other than a cup of coffee and the business card of a potential client who needs a basic corporate web site. Usually, a business card speaks volumes about a company’s identity, and could be used as design inspiration.

101 CSS Resources to Add to Your Toolbelt of Awesomeness Apr 05, 2007

All the cool kids are using CSS to separate content from appearance on their sites. Here is 101 resources that will get your feet wet with CSS, teach you some new tricks and techniques, clean your code, and hit the ground running with pre-made layouts.