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Mitch Wheat has been working as a professional programmer since 1984, graduating with a honours degree in Mathematics from Warwick University, UK in 1986. He moved to Perth in 1995, having worked in software houses in London and Rotterdam. He has worked in the areas of mining, electronics, research, defence, financial, GIS, telecommunications, engineering, and information management. Mitch has worked mainly with Microsoft technologies (since Windows version 3.0) but has also used UNIX. He holds the following Microsoft certifications: MCPD (Web and Windows) using C# and SQL Server MCITP (Admin and Developer). His preferred development environment is C#, .Net Framework and SQL Server. Mitch has worked as an independent consultant for the last 10 years, and is currently involved with helping teams improve their Software Development Life Cycle. His areas of special interest lie in performance tuning
Friday, January 26, 2007
Great CSS Techniques
I recently purchased "The Zen of CSS Design" by Dave Shea and Molly Holzschlag and I would highly recommend it to any web designers or graphic artists working in the area of web design. You can visit the accompanying site CSS Zen Garden which is "A demonstration of what can be accomplished visually through CSS-based design", and tries to address "the need for CSS to be taken sereiously by graphic artists."
I also came across this link to a collection of excellent CSS techniques to solve common design tasks. Well worth book-marking: 53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without
If you are interested in this topic you should check out the recently released CSS Control Adaptor Toolkit from Microsoft, which basically enables ASP.NET 2.0 controls, which normally render as HTML markup, to be emitted as pure CSS based output. Scott Guthrie has a quick introduction to what they are and how they work here.
UPDATED: I also came across the CSS Handbook site. Also, check out this CSS cheat sheet.
For discussion on the pros and cons of Table versus CSS layout see Bill Merikallio and Adam Pratt's Why tables for layout is stupid. There's a more balanced look at the two approaches at Tables vs. CSS: PROS and CONS. (saw this via Scott Mitchell over at 4GuysFromRolla)
MSN, Email: mitch døt wheat at gmail.com