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HTML5 For Web Designers by Jeremy Keith

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

This tiny book almost makes you want to scream “it’s not a book, it’s a pamphlet” – and thank goodness for that! Sick and tired of long boring tomes full of waffle that you need a PhD in geekery to understand? Then HTML5 For Web Designers was written with you in mind, and not a […]

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CSS From Scratch. 8:3 Fancy Boxes

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

How do web designers manage to get those cool effects, like overlapping boxes, shadows and rounded corners? Well, it used to be fairly tricky to do, using extra <span> elements with background images (for rounded corners) and extra divs with darker backgrounds (for box shadows). Don’t even mention drop shadows on text: the only browser […]

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Make Internet Explorer Behave Like Webkit: Chrome Frame

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Now that CSS3 and HTML5 are well and truly here, fixing websites for Internet Explorer has become a more arduous task than most designers are prepared to undertake. Why do I say this? Well, taking a look at the web today it seems that the majority of web designers have simply given up on adding […]

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Save The Pixel: the art of simple web design, by Ben Hunt

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

This is a must-read eBook for web designers everywhere. I keep hearing Ben’s voice in my head as I code: if in doubt, take it out. Simplify, simplify, simplify. Don’t waste space on unnecessary details! I had already noticed how quickly borders and other fancy tricks eat up valuable screen real estate. Ben Hunt takes […]

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