Tagged: Cascading Style Sheets

How To Talk To A Developer

As a fresh semester starts up for me teaching web development, now seems a good time to talk about communication. Communicating code and design problems is a skill, something that has to be learned...

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The span tag

<span> is the second-most commonly misunderstood tag in the HTML lexicon, after <div>. A useful way to think of <span> is this: it is an inline tag that is the liferaft of HTML, usedonly...

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Should I Learn XHTML Or HTML5?

Deciding when and how to teach HTML5 is perhaps the most significant challenge facing web development in formal education. Whether you are learning in a classroom, online, or from books, determining which technology to...

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Get Consistent Results in All Browsers

Web standards are prevailing guidelines used on the World Wide Web to ensure web sites and information is accessible to all in the most efficient manner. Most Web browsers have different default settings for...

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How to make Blurry Text with CSS

Its pretty easy to make some blurry text with CSS. We can do it by just making the text color  transparent and adding some text shadow. Here’s the code for the same: Blurry Text with...

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CSS Style Guide – Part 4

Specificity As we’ve seen, CSS isn’t the most friendly of languages: globally operating, very leaky, dependent on location, hard to encapsulate, based on inheritance… But! None of that even comes close to the horrors...

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CSS Style Guide – Part 3

CSS Selectors Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, one of the most fundamental, critical aspects of writing maintainable and scalable CSS is selectors. Their specificity, their portability, and their reusability all have a direct impact on the...

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CSS Style Guide – Part 2

HTML Given HTML and CSS’ inherently interconnected nature, it would be remiss of me to not cover some syntax and formatting guidelines for markup. Always quote attributes, even if they would work without. This...

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CSS Style Guide – Part 1

Introduction CSS is not a pretty language. While it is simple to learn and get started with, it soon becomes problematic at any reasonable scale. There isn’t much we can do to change how...

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