Using CSS To Create Two Common HTML Border Effects

by Colin Cochrane 12/4/2007 5:01:00 PM
Seperating the style from the markup of a web document is generally a painless, if sometimes time-consuming, task. In many cases however, the process can have some added speed-bumps; most notably when the original HTML is using an infamous table-based layout. The two most common speedbumps when dealing with table-based layouts and styling are recreating the classic borderless table and keeping the default table border appearance. [More]

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HTML | Web Development | Web Design | CSS

A Code Snippet That Speaks For Itself

by Colin Cochrane 12/4/2007 12:18:00 PM
While working on a client's site today I came across this gem that I thought you might enjoy. The snippet speaks for itself. [More]

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HTML | Humour

Three CSS Roll Over Techniques You Might Not Know About

by Colin Cochrane 11/3/2007 2:17:00 PM
When it comes to rollover effects in web design the most common way to accomplish the effect has traditionally been with JavaScript. Here are three CSS techniques that you might not have known about that accomplish the same effect. [More]

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HTML | XHTML | Web Development | Web Design | CSS

What A Doctype Really Says About Your Markup

by Colin Cochrane 11/3/2007 12:29:00 AM
I have combed through thousands upon thousands of client's HTML documents since I began working in web development, and even more in my career as an SEO. Much of this time is spent fixing invalid markup, shaving off unneeded code, and generally doing what the original developer should have done in the first place. One thing that I quickly realized was that a disturbingly large majority of the sites I came across that were created by "professional" developers and firms seem to have absolutely no idea what a Doctype really is. This is especially true when I see these developers slapping an XHTML Doctype on their pages, somehow thinking that since it is newer it will make them (the developers) look better. As a developer who has actually taken the time to pore through the W3C specifications for the different revisions of HTML and XHTML, I find that practice rather irritating. [More]

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Web Standards | HTML | XHTML | W3C | Web Development

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