Wednesday, October 24, 2007

CSS 11

There they are, the CSS Eleven...

Cameron Adams
Based in Sydney Australia, Cameron Adams runs his own business and has consulted and worked for government departments, non-profit organisations, large corporations and tiny startups. As well as helping his list of clients, Cameron has taught numerous workshops around Australia and spoken at conferences worldwide. He is also the co-author of The JavaScript Anthology (SitePoint), The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint) and Web Standards Creativity (Friends of Ed).

Jina Bolton
An interactive designer and artist, working and residing in California. She co-authored The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint) and currently works as a web interface developer at Apple. Jina holds a BFA in Computer Arts and Graphic Design from Memphis College of Art and enjoys traveling, learning Italian. She considers herself a sushi enthusiast. Her web site can be found at Sushi & Robots.

Mark Boulton
A UK based graphic designer. He has worked in Sydney, London and Manchester as an Art Director for clients such as the BBC, T-Mobile and British Airways. Mark now runs his own design consultancy. A stickler for applied typographic and design theory, Mark is an active member of the International Society of Typographic Designers and co-author of Web Standards Creativity (Friends of Ed).

Dan Cederholm
A recognized expert in the field of standards-based web design, Dan Cederholm co-founded the wine community site, Cork’d and has worked with Google, Fast Company, Blogger, Odeo (amongst others). Dan is the author of two best-selling books: Bulletproof Web Design (New Riders) and Web Standards Solutions (Friends of ED). Dan also runs Simplebits, a popular blog where he writes articles and commentary on the web, technology and life.

Andy Clarke
A visual web designer based in the UK and started his design consultancy Stuff and Nonsense in 1998. Andy is a member of the Web Standards Project and also an Invited Expert to the W3C’s CSS Working Group. Andy regularly speaks at workshops and conference events worldwide and is the author of Transcending CSS (New Riders) and co-author of Web Standards Creativity (Friends of Ed).

Jeff Croft
A web and graphic designer focused on web standards-based development. He currently lives in Seattle and works as a designer at Blue Flavor where he handles a wide variety of web and mobile projects. Jeff is co-author of Pro CSS Techniques (Apress) and Web Standards Creativity (Friends of Ed) and blogs on his personal site at Jeff

Aaron Gustafson
A member of The Web Standards Project, serves as Technical Editor for A List Apart, is a contributing writer for Digital Web Magazine and MSDN, and has amassed a library of writing and editing credits including AdvancED DOM Scripting (Friends of Ed) and Web Design in a Nutshell (3rd Edition, O'Reilly). He blogs at Easy

Jon Hicks
A highly regarded web and print designer based in the UK. Jon is most widely known for his personal web site where he regularly writes about web standards, CSS and browsers. As well as producing a range of successful browser resources, Jon has also produced logos for Firefox and Thunderbird.

Roger Johansson
Currently works as a front-end web developer at NetRelations, a web consultancy in Göteborg, Sweden. He regularly publishes articles, tutorials, and comments related to web standards, accessibility, or usability on his highly regarded personal site 456 Berea Street.

Richard Rutter
An expert information architect at Clearleft and also an accomplished technical editor who has contributed to numerous books including Beginning CSS Web Development (Apress). Richard is a web accessibility specialist and co-wrote Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance. He also runs an ongoing project called The Elements of Typographic Style Applied to the Web, where he extols the virtues of good web typography. He blogs at

Jonathan Snook
A freelance web developer living in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has been a technical architect, project manager, developer and designer on hundreds of web projects including JPG Magazine, Red Bull, the Canadian Red Cross, Apple Canada. and FedEx Canada. Jonathan is the co-author of The Art & Science of CSS (SitePoint) and writes articles focussed on web development, design and being freelance on

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

California primed for a big quake near L.A.

"When will California experience its next big quake along the San Andreas Fault? It's hard to say, but conditions are ripe for a big one near Los Angeles and San Diego."

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Monday, March 21, 2005

CSS tips and tricks, Part 2

... more excellent CSS tips at

1. Group selectors
2. Specify link styles in the right order
3. Clearing floats
4. Centering (centering)
5. Importing and hiding CSS
6. Giving Internet Explorer what it needs
7. How big is that box?
8. CSS coding style
9. There’s more where that came from...

- Why not comment and send in your own tip ?!?!?

Friday, March 18, 2005

CSS tips and tricks, Part 1

Great post at

Essential CSS tips...

1. Use CSS shorthand
2. Specify a unit unless the value is 0
3. Remember case sensitivity
4. Specifying colours
5. Eliminate element types for class and id selectors
6. Default values
7. Don’t redeclare inherited values
8. Take advantage of the cascade
9. Multiple class names
10. Use descendant selectors
11. Avoid quoting URLs

To be continued........

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Friday, February 18, 2005

Forcing the Browser to reload your Stylesheet

When you, as a designer, have changed your CSS code, the user (or the user's browser, to be more specific) must be made aware of the change or you may risk having him/her view an out-of-date page.

To accomplish this, the browser must be forced to re-load the style sheet...

Read more about it here...