Web UI sets have been around for ages, but this takes things a step further. This free UI Kit is coded by hand using HTML5 and CSS3 so you can easily drop these elements into any project you're working on. This code is made to take advantage of modern browsers and to degrade gracefully in older versions of internet explorer, so no matter what your client or visitor is using they will be see an excellent design. Most major web elements are included -- buttons, tables, headings, etc -- and each of these is done in six color variations. A Hand-Coded Designer CSS UI Kit
Less is a CSS pre-processor, meaning that it extends the CSS language, adding features that allow variables, mixins, functions and many other techniques that allow you to make CSS that is more maintainable, themable and extendable. Less runs inside Node, in the browser and inside Rhino. There are also many 3rd party tools that allow you to compile your files and watch for changes. For example: compiles to
Every layout in Less Framework is based on a single grid, composed of 68 px columns with 24 px gutters. The only measures that change from layout to layout are the amount of columns and the width of the outer margins. The three sets of typography presets are aligned to a 24 px baseline grid; one is based on 16 px body text, one on 17 px, and one on 18 px. Both sets contain several harmonious type sizes calculated using the Golden Ratio. Technically
Sprite Cow helps you get the background-position, width and height of sprites within a spritesheet as a nice bit of copyable css. Load the example image, and have a click around. It becomes pretty obvious. Automated spritesheet generators are pretty cool, but I prefer the control over optimisation and compression you get by making them manually.
A Familiar Tale We've all been there. You are nearly done with a beautiful site design, only to arrive at the task we all dread – form styling. Depending on operating system and browser, default form elements can look okay or horribly disfigured. Cargo cult adherents say that styling form elements is evil, so we live with browser oddities.
Stripes in CSS Stripes are pretty easy to do in CSS these days. CSS gradients via the background-image property really got our back. I thought I’d document some varitions in one easy to reference place.