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What is CSS?

What is CSS?

While the average web designer already knows what CSS is, the average internet user might have no idea what this term refers to. In the hopes that budding web designers find this article, I’ll give a brief explanation about CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and try to explain, in laymen’s terms, what it actually is.

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The HTML of HTML 5

As the web continues to move forward, it’s becoming more and more important to understand (and use) HTML 5 tags. Although most tags are not officially supported in Internet Explorer, there are some great JavaScript libraries out there that allow us to start using HTML5 today!
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Make a Favicon for your Blog – An Easy How To…


In the world of modern web design, Favicons are considered one of the most important aspects of your website. Although it may only be 16px by 16px, the importance of this icon should not be underestimated. This is the type of polish that puts your site in a whole new league. Read more…

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Rounded CSS Corners – The Basics

CSS Rounded Corners
For those of us who no longer want to support Microsoft’s lagging browsers the best (and fastest) way to create rounded corners is by using CSS3. Using CSS corners will dramatically reduce your development time while keeping your markup clean and flexible. Read more…

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Rails Development Log – Live Environment

I learned a little trick today that’s going to make my rails development much much easier than before. While I generally like to develop my applications on a local machine – I’ve recently started developing in a live (eg. www.myapp.com) environment. Read more…

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How to SSH using OSX and Terminal

I know for many people this is a really really simple task, but I constantly find myself looking this up online and it usually takes me 5-10 minutes before I find a useful result. With this in mind, please enjoy the following snippet. Read more…

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The Simplicity Revolution

After posting a scathing review of the American Airlines website, Dustin Curtis received a personal response from one of the user experience architects who works on the AA design team. The response letter, titled “Dear Dustin Curtis“, tries to explain why the American Airlines website is so bad. The designer essentially blames the problems on the massive corporate infrastructure surrounding any design choices, and laments about the reviews and revisions that accompany all their work. Read more…

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Photoshop Offset Filter – Making Seamless Textures

Today we will be working with the offset filter in Photoshop to help create a seamless textured pattern. If you ever find yourself trying to make repeatable patterns for the web, then you’ll definitely want to follow this quick tutorial. Read more…

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Wooden Texture Pack – High Res

Nothing to see here folks, just another entry in the wooden texture department. As always, please use these textures for anything you want, commercial or otherwise. They were taken in my home with my girlfriends Rebel and a sweet German tripod. Read more…

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The CSS Image Button – How To Make a Rollover

Today we will be talking about CSS image buttons, something that every web developer needs to know and understand. It’s really amazing how much of a difference a simple button can make on your conversion rate. In fact, I came across this comprehensive post that deals with that particular subject, check it out. This post won’t focus so much on the particulars of a high-converting button, but it will teach you how to slap together a quick CSS button that uses an image as a background. Read more…

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