• responsive web design

    nowadays, people access the internet from an ever-growing range of devices with very different screen sizes and controls (mouse vs fingers).

    this poses some very real design and usability issues because most websites are only designed to be viewed on big screens and navigated by mouse. this is clearly the old way of doing things – residue from an age where you could make reasonable assumptions about the user’s screen size.

  • faking advanced css

    when some people find a well-designed blog with a few neat tricks, they tend to automatically assume the owner is a css genius who’s the next big designer to hit the web.

    that very well may be the case but more often than not the designer is using ‘tools’ that you just haven’t discovered yet. here’s five web generators that will make you look like nick la!

  • css: disabled styling

    as your forms grow in complexity, you’ll probably find a need to temporarily disable an input – either a button, a text box, or some other element.

    this is quite easy in html – the disabled attribute comes to the rescue. but just how do you style those fields, and convey that they are temporarily disabled?

  • css: planning your stylesheet

    the more we rely upon css, the larger and more complex stylesheet files become.

    planning and organising your stylesheet is essential to creating a lean, manageable website. there are many ways of organising css code but the following are best practice…

  • css tricks you should know

    with just a few simple tricks, you can make your web based interfaces more usable and more visually appealing.

    you don’t have to be a web dev guru to build great applications. here are a few simple css tricks every php / web developer should know.