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Fundamentals of CSS
We want you to learn from the best. So who better to explain their CSS tactics than front end developer Mike Byrne? His handy tips will really help to structure your CSS.
Your website's visitors care whether or not it loads quickly. Tom Gullen explains what the price of a slow site can be and shows you how to make yours render faster
Classes, classes, classes everywhere. What if we don't need CSS classes at all? What if we stopped worrying about how many classes we're using and what we should be calling them and just finished with them once and for all? Heydon Pickering investigates.
Stephen Shaw introduces a technique for perfect horizontal and vertical centering in CSS, at any width or height. The techniques works with percentage-based width/height, min-/max- width, images, position: fixed and even variable content heights.
In this tutorial we are going to be creating box shadow effects with just CSS. Below is an image created in photoshop of different box shadows effects. These used to be the only way of creating this effect but thanks to CSS3 we can now do all this with just CSS.
New CSS properties offer easy ways to lay out web pages. Thomas Lewis of Microsoft walks you through Grid Alignment, Flexible Box and Multi-column Layout.
In this tutorial, you'll cover some of the CSS patterns used by web developers to tame the visual layout of form elements.
CSS3 offers so many possibilities to create cool rollovers on website menus. Dan Voyce explains how he created the effect on Graphite Design's site.
As screens get smaller and more detailed, web pages will have to change to cope. Sean B Palmer examines the past, and the future, of CSS resolution independence
Incorporating images into your body text can often be a long and frustrating process. Take a look at this tutorial from Gustav Andersson, who has come up with techniques for all your text flow problems.
Front-end developer Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis, owner of W3Conversions, takes you through a variety of uses for the CSS3 background-sized property.
Chris Coyier explores different ways to creating shadows behind triangles in CSS.
Print styles are often forgotten in the age of responsive web design. The good news is that a print style sheet is actually very easy to craft: you can follow a couple of simple CSS techniques to create a good experience for readers and show them that you've gone the extra mile to deliver a better user experience, says Christian Krammer.
With the advent of object-oriented CSS (OOCSS), it has become fashionable to decouple presentation semantics from document semantics. As this tutorial on Smashing Magazine explains, by leveraging the undesignated meanings of classes, it's possible to manage one's document and the appearance of one's document as curiously separate concerns.
Create amazing typography
FlowType.JS allows a perfect character count per line at any screen width. This tutorial on Smashing explains how to use it.
As newer CSS properties, such as text-shadow, gain traction, there's no limit to what can be done with web type. Trent Walton from Paravel goes a step further by texturising it.
Vertical rhythm is really important for type-based design approaches. Web developer Matthew Wilcox shows you the basics.
The Letterpress effect is fast becoming one of the most popular tools in web design. Jump on the bandwagon with Chris Spooner as he shows you the ins and outs with CSS Text-Shadow.
Andreas Carlsson and Jaan Orvet discuss the way text is changing, thanks to the latest tablets and devices from the likes of Amazon and Apple. Here, they show you how to create and customise your own font file to keep up with the Jones.
If you didn't know already, anaglyphs are those 3D images, offsetting two of the red, blue and green channels. If you've ever wanted to make your own, now is the time as Chris Spooner shows you how.
You've got your layout and images scaling, but you need to have your type following along as well. One size of type does not fit all line lengths or screen widths, says Val Head.
Get to grips with gradients
If you're still scratching your head when it comes to CSS gradients, this tutorial from The Book of CSS3 by Peter Gasston provides simple examples that'll have you acting like a pro in no time.
Tim Van Damme explains the CSS tips he used in a prominent website redesign to make it picture perfect.
Generate CSS sprites
While the theory behind CSS sprites is easy enough and its advantages are clear, they often prove to be too bothersome to implement, especially when time is short and deadlines are looming. Niels Matthijs shows how to get round the problem.
With new CSS features come opportunities to animate without the need for script. Sam Hampton-Smith demonstrates how to produce a retro gaming-inspired sprite.
An example of creating your own sprite image and using SpriteCow to help with the CSS from Chris Coyier.
Rollovers are a great thing. Principal evangelist for HTML5 and the open web at Mozilla Christian Heilmann explains how to enhance these beauties with 3D CSS rollover effects.
CSS3 offers so many possibilities to create cool rollovers on website menus. Dan Voyce explains how he created the effect on Graphite Design's site
We're big fans of parallax scrolling (opens in new tab) here at Creative Bloq - creating the illusion of 3D depth as you scroll is a simple and effective technique. Learn how to write shortest and simplest code to achieve the best from your parallax scrolling website.
Paul Hayes shows you how to create a carousel for your website that rotates from panel to panel.
Master CSS animations
New CSS3 modules enable cool effects, but what about browsers that don't support them? Opera's Chris Mills demonstrates a few examples - and styling alternatives via Modernizr.
From the basics of animation keyframes to expert animation tips that will save you many a headache, Estelle Weyl, web developer and author of HTML5 and CSS3 For the Real World, takes you on a tour of all you need to know to get up and running with CSS3 animations.
Belgian interface designer and CSS trickster Benjamin de Cock tells you how to create a clickable accordion with the power of CSS3, whilst also discussing the cons of the technique.