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)

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