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CSS Sprites: A Few Basic Examples

March 27th, 2013 Leave a comment 1 comment
CSS Sprites: A Few Basic Examples

If you have a basic grasp of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and web design, then CSS sprites are an excellent addition to your skill-set. What are CSS sprites? CSS sprites are more of a technique than they are an object. The ‘sprite’ itself is a regular .gif, .jpeg, or .png image consisting of a number of images that you wish to display on a webpage – usually logos or small icons. Using the CSS sprite technique, you can determine which portion of the image will display in any given location on a page. Why ‘sprites’? Sprites as a concept come from the early… View full post »

Useful CSS Tricks for Better Looking Pages

September 23rd, 2012 Leave a comment
Useful CSS Tricks for Better Looking Pages

As a Web developer, you begin to learn many tricks with cascading style sheets (CSS) to help you create the layouts and look that you want. There are many ways to change the look of your pages with CSS that look complex but are easy to achieve. In this article I will show you how to create some great changes you can make with CSS so you can begin to create better Web pages. Create and IE specific Stylesheet You can create a stylesheet that is specific to Internet Explorer to try to fix IE related style problems. IE Only <!–[if IE]> <link… View full post »

Blueprint CSS – Framework for Grid Based Design

November 5th, 2010 Leave a comment
Blueprint CSS - Framework for Grid Based Design

Creating CSS for a web site can be a complicated affair. There are many different compatibility issues and various fixes and hacks to make different browser behave properly. Many web site designs are based on a grid. CSS frameworks abstract the common elements of grid based design into a series of CSS classes to simplify the creation of stylesheets. These frameworks also incorporate the most common browser fixes and hacks to make the process of writing cross-browser CSS transparent. One of the more popular CSS frameworks is Blueprint. What is Grid Based Design? Grids are a frequently… View full post »