by Megan McDermott, 19 March 2012 - 2:01pm
Web fonts are gaining in popularity now, but they can still be a bit of a challenge to use. Copyright issues often require the use of a third-party font service, which can be risky and expensive.The good news is that all major operating systems come with a variety of fonts that you can use to create your font stacks.
by Megan McDermott, 14 July 2011 - 2:55pm
CSS 3 has introduced a variety of new selectors that can be used to access elements in a web page. While some of these were available in CSS 2.1, the range of new options can be confusing. How can you make sense of it all? Read on!
by Megan McDermott, 8 June 2011 - 2:38pm
When developing your website in HTML, you might be tempted to use the <div> tag to sovle problems. Things not lining up in every browser? Maybe another containing <div> would help. Don't know how to select that particular element? Wrap a <div> around it!
by Megan McDermott, 5 October 2010 - 3:52pm
All CSS properties have a specified type of value they can accept. Values may be keywords, lengths, colours, numbers, or url's. This article will explain some of the specifics of CSS values, including how colours are specified, what units of measurement are allowed, and how URL are specified.
by Megan McDermott, 5 October 2010 - 3:50pm
In CSS, Selectors are used to select HTML elements for styling. There are many different ways to select elements. This article will cover the most basic types of selectors: element selectors, classes, and ID's as well as the concepts of grouping and descendent selectors.
by Megan McDermott, 1 September 2010 - 6:01pm
This article will begin a series on CSS fundamentals. To begin, we need to understand what CSS is and how to use it. This article will include a definition of CSS, an overview of what a CSS rule looks like, and a summary of the methods available to use CSS in your web pages.
by Megan McDermott, 23 July 2010 - 9:29am
To build a website you need several types of software: a code editor, an FTP client, a graphics editor, and a selection of web browsers are the basics. This article will describe these tools and suggest popular software to try. In most cases, there are many alternatives available. It's a good idea to try several of them and see what works best for you.
by Megan McDermott, 13 June 2009 - 7:14pm
Multi-column footers are a big trend in web design these days. It's a great way to provide more information and links to visitors without cluttering up the top part of your layout. On content pages, this information appears just when the user has finished reading your article, leading them to find more great content on your site and other ways to interact. This article will show you how to make a 3- 4- or more-column, widgitized footer in Wordpress.
by Megan McDermott, 11 November 2008 - 7:57pm
These days, CSS development is a complex process. You may be working on sites with large CSS files, multiple developers ,and long development timelines. The more complex your CSS files become, the more difficult it is to work with them. This article will present some tips and tricks for keeping your CSS files organized and easy to work with.
by Megan McDermott, 15 June 2008 - 3:44pm
Good usability suggests that you should always indicate links to the page the user is currently on. In fact, in an ideal case you wouldn’t link to the current page at all. On the other hand, in order to build a site that’s consistent and easy to maintain, navigation menus need to be either included with a separate html file or generated with a scripting language.