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8 Premium One Line CSS Tips

Sunday, March 16, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC
  1. Vertical centering with line-height
  2. Prevent oversized content to break fixed width floated layouts
  3. Prevent line breaks in links
  4. Always show Firefox scrollbar
  5. Centering block elements horizontally
  6. Remove vertical textarea scrollbar in IE
  7. Force page breaks when printing your document
  8. Remove active link borders

8 Premium One Line CSS Tips from CSS Globe

The Highly Extensible CSS Interface ~ The Series

Saturday, March 08, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Cameron Moll shows us how to make our CSS interface more versatile in his new series. This is for intermediate students of CSS.

“The phrase ‘highly extensible’ is in reference to designing and coding interfaces that are flexible enough to adapt in ways the designer or developer may not foresee when handing off coded templates, while still retaining the overall aesthetic integrity of the layout.”

The Highly Extensible CSS Interface ~ The Series

Links to Blueprint Resources

Sunday, March 02, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

A nice list of Blueprint CSS Framework resources has been compiled by Lee Honeycutt. If you don't know what Blueprint is, check out my previous post.

Links to Blueprint Resources

100 CSS Galleries

Sunday, March 02, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Jessica Hupp of Virtual Hosting has compiled a nice list of 100 CSS galleries.

Inspiration Overload: 100 CSS Galleries You Need to Check Out

Powerful CSS-Techniques for Effective Coding

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Smashing Magazine has compiled a list of new CSS techniques that are extremely powerful.

Powerful CSS-Techniques For Effective Coding

Five "Up-to-Date" CSS Menu Tutorials

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Antonio Lupetti of Woork has posted five sweet menu tutorials for us to consume. Big ups!

“ This post is a compilation of the most visited posts on my Blog about "web design" topic. It includes five CSS menu tutorials inspired to some Web 2.0 sites with round corners, scriptaculous and ajax effects. ”

Five Web 2.0 CSS Menu Tutorials

CSS Site Map (Warning: Extremely Sexy)

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

This is like the most original slash creative CSS site map diagram ever, created by some elite ninja at beTech. I don't know what to say; this is just too sexy.

screenshot of CSS site map diagram

CSS SiteMap

Create Resizing Thumbnails Using Overflow Property

Thursday, February 28, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Here's an original use of the CSS overflow property. Kudos to Alen Grakalic of pixelpusher.biz~

“This tutorial is aimed at controlling the size of the thumbnails appearing on your page. Sometimes we don't have enough space to spare to fit in large thumbnails and yet we would like to avoid small and barely recognizable images. Using this trick we limit the default dimensions of the thumb, and show it in full size when user mouse-overs it.”

Create Resizing Thumbnails Using Overflow Property

Blueprint CSS 0.7 is Here

Friday, February 22, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

I'm a big fan of Blueprint CSS. As a matter of fact Designer Success uses Blueprint CSS 0.6 :]

“Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your CSS development time. It gives you a solid CSS foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, and even a stylesheet for printing.”

A note to CSS beginners, although Blueprint is really easy to use, try not to use it before you get the CSS foundations down pat. It's like driving a race car before getting your license; you can drive it but there's a good chance of you crashing, which could ruin your day.

Blueprint 0.7 has arrived

10 Best CSS Hacks

Friday, February 22, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

Dejan Cancarevic of StylizedWeb has posted a list of CSS hacks and tricks, mainly for browser compatibility. This list is not for beginners of CSS as there are no description or explanation for the hacks but CSS ninjas should appreciate this list.

Ross Bruniges posted another good hack in comments, albeit a dirty dirty hack :p

basically zoom:1 will trigger ‘hasLayout’ on any element ie IE (and therefore fix about 80% of the weird IE layout bugs.

It will invalidate your CSS as it’s a proprietary technique (created by Microsoft) but if it’s in an IE CSS file then who really cares ;>


CSS Type Set

Saturday, February 16, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

CSS Type Set lets you experiment with typography on the fly. It's a bit sluggish for me (could be just me) and it'd be nice if you could change the units but the concept is great.

CSS Type Set

Use CSS3 Pseudo Classes Now

Tuesday, February 05, 2008 - Lawrence Hsu | BC

A new javascript library called Offspring was introduced in the new A List Apart article "Keeping Your Elements' Kids in Line with Offspring". Offspring lets you use a bunch of CSS3 pseudo classes on browsers that are still quite "sucky" CSS3-wise.

“Pseudo-classes act like classes applied to an element except that they take effect based on an element’s status or its position within the document structure. For instance, you’ve probably used :visited before. The browser associates that with links if they’re visited—there’s no visited class that needs to be applied manually: it just happens. Such is the way with pseudo-classes.”

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