Bootstrap

AlloyUI

 

 

AlloyUI is a framework built on top of YUI3 (JavaScript) that uses Bootstrap (HTML/CSS) to provide a simple API for building high scalable applications.

Source: AlloyUI

Absolute vs Relative

The Lowdown On Absolute vs. Relative Positioning

 

 

Like these CSS tips? You’ll like our software developers more. Learn more about our Custom Software Developers. When I was first learning web development, the style side of CSS seemed straightforward and fun, but performing layout feats seemed like a confusing mess. I sort of felt my way around without a solid understanding of how things like… …

Tips

CSS Writing Modes ◆ 24 ways

 

 

Jen Simmons points us in the direction of a useful but less well known CSS feature that becomes increasingly important when designing page layouts for a global audience. Like the wise men following the Star of Bethlehem, sometimes the best direction is given to us, not chosen.

Source: CSS Writing Modes ◆ 24 ways

Syntax

!important CSS Declarations: How and When to Use Them – Smashing Magazine

 

 

When the CSS1 specification was drafted in the mid to late 90s, it introduced !important declarations that would help developers and users easily override normal specificity when making changes to their stylesheets. For the most part, !important declarations have remained the same, with only one change in CSS2.1 and nothing new added or altered in …

OOP

A Harder-Working Class ◆ 24 ways

 

 

Nathan Ford delves deep into the sack of CSS goodies and rewards our attention with a clever object-oriented, scalable and modular approach to attribute selectors. Old wine in new bottles.

Source: A Harder-Working Class ◆ 24 ways

CSS Frameworks

Cutestrap

 

 

A pure CSS framework with vertical rhythm, consistent form fields and a dead simple grid.

Source: Cutestrap

CSS Techniques

Styling input placeholders with CSS / Webagility

 

 

We’ve explored the deep dungeons of CSS before and found that we can access almost anything you see in your browser and shape it to your liking. But placeholder text in forms, that can’t possibly be styled, right? Right! … wrooong! Let me show you how to use CSS to make your placeholders look pretty …

Fluid Layout

Fluid layouts done right, with Flexbox / Webagility

 

 

In a world of darkness, where no CSS standard ruled the world – one man had one destiny: To kill all nasty CSS hacks. Having defeated tables in an epic battle with divs, our hero witnessed a new enemy rise from the ashes. Known as floats, this ruthless enemy left a flaming trail of devastation …

CSS Techniques

Challenge – Recreating the iTunes Library

 

 

It’s time for another UI challenge! In the first challenge, we recreated some interactions from the MacOS application, Clear. In this one, we are recreating the look of the old iTunes library gallery. The Challenge This is what the final product looks like – Start the Challenge | Live Demo with

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CSS Techniques / Tutorial

Fluid Width Video

 

 

IN A WORLD of responsive and fluid layouts on the web ONE MEDIA TYPE stands in the way of perfect harmony: video. There are lots of ways in which video can be displayed on your site.

Source: Fluid Width Video

Maps

Hack Your Maps · A List Apart

 

 

Web maps have come a long way. A ubiquitous and critical component of many apps, they’ve also become one of the mobile space’s most successful transplants. The core web map UI paradigm itself—a continuous, pannable, zoomable surface—has even spread beyond mapping to interfaces everywhere. Yet nearly five years since Paul Smith’s landmark article, “Take Control …

CSS Techniques

Filter Functionality with CSS3

 

 

Using the general sibling combinator and the :checked pseudo-class, we can toggle states of other elements by checking a checkbox or a radio button. In this tutorial we will be exploring those CSS3 properties by creating a experimental portfolio filter that will toggle the states of items of a specific type.

Source: Filter Functionality with CSS3

CSS Frameworks / CSS Techniques

Modular front-end development with LESS

 

 

I am constantly looking for ways to make my work as a front-end developer easier and more efficient, but it is only recently that I have paid my good friend CSS any real attention. This article will explore the benefit of organizing your code efficiently while keeping it reusable and modular.

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Cheatsheets

Basic Ready-to-Use CSS Styles

 

 

This is a collection of some basic styles that can come in handy when creating your own style definitions. Learn how to make some useful classes for simple styles and how to apply them to a variety of elements.

Source: Basic Ready-to-Use CSS Styles

Cheatsheets

Kick-Start Your Project: A Collection of Handy CSS Snippets

 

 

Don’t start your project with an empty style sheet: there are many great snippets that can make your life easier and speed up web development. We are going to show you some handy snippets that you might find useful for kick-starting your next project.

Source: Kick-Start Your Project: A Collection of Handy CSS Snippets

Debates

Defending Presentational Class Names

 

 

Should presentational class names always be avoided or is that too dogmatic? As web development changes, perhaps it’s time to reexamine the issue.

Source: Defending Presentational Class Names

CSS Techniques

CSS Click Events

 

 

An article about different experimental approaches of employing click events using CSS only. It summarizes and shows some clever hacks and smart tricks.

Source: CSS Click Events

CSS Techniques

CSS Overlay Techniques

 

 

There are several techniques for creating overlays: from using an absolutely positioned element to outlines and pseudo-elements. In this article we are going to explore each technique’s styles with their pros and cons.

Source: CSS Overlay Techniques