Making your HTML site shine

The web is an incredibly fast-moving place when it comes to design and style trends.

Only a couple of years ago the majority of sites were either intricately programmed Flash sites complete with custom interactivity or conversely something more functional and minimal, like Yahoo, Amazon and so on. Arguably the web is now driven more by rapid information flow rather than heavily styled user experiences, but nevertheless users are still very sensitive to interface 'polish', and getting the right level of styling can make or break a site.

This tutorial will give you some ideas on how to add polish to your HTML site with CSS rounded corners and jQuery colour-fading backgrounds, to make it just that touch more appealing without detracting from its immediacy or ease of use.

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