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I admittedly don't think about this idea very often... how efficient is the CSS that we write, in terms of how quickly the browser can render it? This is definitely something that browser vendors care about (the faster pages load the happier people are using their products). Mozilla has an article about best practices. Google is also always on a crusade to make the web faster. They also have an article about it. Efficiently Rendering CSS Efficiently Rendering CSS
CSS Layout - 100% height CSS Layout - 100% height Min-height The #container element of this page has a min-height of 100%. That way, if the content requires more height than the viewport provides, the height of #content forces #container to become longer as well. Possible columns in #content can then be visualised with a background image on #container; divs are not table cells, and you don't need (or want) the fysical elements to create such a visual effect. If you're not yet convinced; think wobbly lines and gradients instead of straight lines and simple color schemes.
Advertisement We have been publishing articles about CSS3 for a while now, and we keep receiving angry e-mails from some developers who complain that it doesn’t make sense to use CSS3 today. Yes, Internet Explorer doesn’t support most CSS3 properties. Start Using CSS3 Today: Techniques and Tutorials - Smashing Coding Start Using CSS3 Today: Techniques and Tutorials - Smashing Coding
Need a cool hover effect for something on your site? Look no further! We’ve created several custom examples that you can view live for inspiration.

5 Cool CSS Hover Effects You Can Copy and Paste

5 Cool CSS Hover Effects You Can Copy and Paste

CSS3 Patterns Gallery

CSS3 Patterns Gallery Browser support The patterns themselves should work on Firefox 3.6+, Chrome, Safari 5.1, Opera 11.10+ and IE10+. However, implementation limitations might cause some of them to not be displayed correctly even on those browsers (for example at the time of writing, Gecko is quite buggy with radial gradients). Also, this gallery won’t work in Firefox 3.6 and IE10, even though they support gradients, due to a JavaScript limitation. Submission guidelines If you have a new pattern to submit, please send a pull request.
Amazing CSS3 techniques you should know Color animate any shape with CSS3 and a PNG Let’s start this compilation with an interesting effect created using only CSS3: A png image with a changing background. The background is using CSS3 transitions. Amazing CSS3 techniques you should know
Vitaly Friedman's The Web Developer's Handbook creativity | css galleries & showcases | color tools | color schemes, palettes | color patterns | fashion: colors selection | color theory | royalty free photos | css daily reading | web design daily reading | css layouts | css navigation menus | css techniques | css: software & Firefox Extensions | css-web-tools & services | Web Developer's Handbook | CSS, Web Development, Color Tools, SEO, Usability etc.

Web Developer's Handbook | CSS, Web Development, Color Tools, SEO, Usability etc.

Getting to Work with CSS3 Power Tools CSS3 is one of the coolest new web technologies available to web developers right now. Using some of its many features, it is possible to reproduce the effects that you might have previously done in Photoshop, with CSS code that is more maintainable, faster to load, and hip with the latest trends. Read on to learn about the power tools available to you and how to combine them to produce the ultimate graphical effects. Getting to Work with CSS3 Power Tools
Multi-column layout Home / CSS3 Previews / Multi-column layout W3C offers a new way to arrange text “news-paper wise”, in columns. Multi-column layout is actually a module on its own. Multi-column layout
Floats are one of the most basic tools for structuring a web page using CSS. They’re both one of the very first things that we learn about and one of the last things that we truly master. Today’s article looks at some of the reasons that floats are pretty lame and takes a look at a number of alternative layout systems, some of which are still under development but may one day represent the standard for CSS-based layout. A Tale of Tables Once upon a time, web designers used HTML tables to accomplish complex page layouts. Farewell Floats: The Future of CSS Layout Farewell Floats: The Future of CSS Layout

CSS3 Generator

Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book. It has survived not only five centuries, but also the leap into electronic typesetting, remaining essentially unchanged. It was popularised in the 1960s with the release of Letraset sheets containing Lorem Ipsum passages, and more recently with desktop publishing software like Aldus PageMaker including versions of Lorem Ipsum.
I recently noticed a subtle and nice effect in the Google Chrome UI. As you mouse over inactive tabs, they light up a bit, but also have a gradient highlight that follows your mouse as you move around on them. The guys from DOCTYPE told me it was their inspiration for the navigation on their website. Moving Highlight
Download - CSS, sketch paper, and templates for: Acorn, Fireworks, Flash, InDesign, GIMP, Inkscape, Illustrator, OmniGraffle, Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Visio, Exp Design. Repository at GitHub. Essence The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow by providing commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels. There are two variants: 12 and 16 columns, which can be used separately or in tandem.

960 Grid System

Most designers and web developers only scratch the surface of the potent language that is CSS. In terms of programming languages, CSS has a fairly simple learning curve. That doesn't mean that CSS isn't a powerful language. Sometimes it's the small things that make a huge difference in a website design. In this post we're going to outline 10 awesome CSS techniques for web developers who know their stuff.

10 Challenging But Awesome CSS Techniques

Demo: Pure CSS folded-corner effect
Styling File Inputs with CSS and the DOM // ShaunInman.com
The No-Pressure Introduction to CSS3 | Onextrapixel - Showcasing Web Treats Without A Hitch
50 Useful CSS3 Tutorials / CSS / Splashnology - Web Design and Web Technology Community