CSS

Closing the gender gap
By John Durance
Recently, a friend from my running group sent me a link to a TED talk titled: Are we born to run? One of the points the speaker makes is that at shorter distances, such as over a mile, women are much slower runners than men, but as distances get longer women get much closer to parity with men.
By bladmin
Ever wondered if there was a way to create clean, fast, drop down or fly out menus just using CSS and HTML? Well actually there's couple of ways to achieve this using either divs or lists formatted in a specific way. Here's a nice simple and easy to follow example I recently found over at www.tjkdesign.com This page will show you the menu in action and give you further info on it's abilities. To view the HTML/CSS that creates the menu, 'view source' in your browser. The CSS styles are found in the head of the document. Plus points of this particular menu are: 1. No javascript. 2.
By bladmin
As we strive to make our web sites as accessible as possible, some of our favourite little design and/or interactivity tricks get left by the way side or become concrete accessibility no-nos. One of our trusty old friends, the 'rollover' button is one such casualty as the javascript used to action these buttons and the fact that we are using images without live text for navigation make this a somewhat less that accessible feature of any web site. You would be forgiven for thinking that it was the end of the road for the beloved rollover then? Well fortunately not!
By bladmin
If, like me, you're a web developer and find yourself working on a site's layout/aesthetics and, also like me, need a bit of a CSS refresh then you'll find a useful collection of references at the following link. CSS Techniques Roundup http://www.petefreitag.com/item/475.cfm  
By bladmin
Here are a handful of CSS resources that I stumbled across recently and found to be very interesting and helpful:
By bladmin
As we already saw in a previous blog (Web Design with CSS Part 1), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) allow for much richer document appearances than HTML ever allowed. CSS let you set colors on texts and in the background of any element . All the style information for a page can be centralized in one place and it is possible to applicate the same style sheet to multiple pages. There are three different ways of inserting a style sheet:
By bladmin
  In the beginning HTML began its life as a simple language for tagging research papers. Its lack of layout capability was the reason why basic elements were initally misused for layout effects unrelated to their original intended purposes. Sometimes elements with specific functions were ignored because they didn’t look very nice. Proper structure was neglected in favour of a web site’s visuals.
By bladmin
When designers and developers first start using CSS for page design and positioning the use of floated divs can seem very appealing as a quick and easy way to (for instance) position the two main content area divs of a site design. I.E. you may want a left hand div to contain a main navigation menu and a larger right hand div to contain the basic content or copy of the site's pages. OK so have a page design 980px wide.