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Fonts. Apache. JavaScript. CSS Vault » The Web's CSS Gallery & Site. CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners & Bo. We’ve all heard the rap: “Sites designed with CSS tend to be boxy and hard-edged.

CSS Design: Creating Custom Corners & Bo

Where are the rounded corners?” Answer: the rounded corners are right here. In this article, we’ll show how customized borders and corners can be applied to fully fluid and flexible layouts with dynamic content, using sound and semantically logical markup. The markup#section1 In the example markup below, XHTML line breaks have been inserted to pad out dummy paragraphs: <h2>Article header</h2><p> A few paragraphs of article text.

If we examine the markup, we’ll see that we have given ourselves at least five hooks, which is all we need to place customized graphics in each of the four corners (and left side) of our article. See Step 1 — primary markup. The design#section2 First let’s decide on some basic layout parameters. “I want the borders and corners to look something like this,” he said. “Could you leave that open, or make it so that it’s easy to change?” The SitePoint Corners Store. Generator To use the generator select your preferred foreground color (hex), background color (hex), corner radius (pixels: 5-60) and hit 'Spank Me! '. The generator will reload 'wearing' your selection while providing you 4 corner GIFs, the basic CSS and the HTML to obtain the effect.

Or if you're lazy, try these preset values. Spanky Corners What? 'Spanky Corners' is an experimental technique for using only CSS to produce 'round-cornered content boxes' with semantically pure markup. Why? SpankyCorners has a number of advantages over alternative rounded corners methods. Spanky requires no extra HTML markup to act as 'CSS hooks'. News We're always happy to hear any feedback/suggestions for Spanky via this blog entry. Update: 8 May, 2006: Fixed a Firefox 1.0 render bug which was making the site look wacky. Update: 3 May, 2006: Solved the IE6 scaling problem.

Update: 28 April, 2006: A few changes. Home - Search Engine Land: Must Read News About Search Marketing & Sear. Color Trends + Palettes. Mezzoblue § Home. Color Scheme Designer 3. SitePoint : New Articles, Fresh Thinking for Web Developers and. CSS Design, News, Jobs, Community, Web Standards. Spiffy Corners - Purely CSS Rounded Corners. Letting Go of the Words. No Resolution. The Web framework for perfectionists with deadlines.


Forms that work: Designing web forms for usability - The design. Laurie McCanna's Professional GUI Design and Free Art Site - Dow. Nifty Corners. Update This is the original article. The technique has been improved with better browser support and a lot of new features. The new article has been published on the 6th of April 2005. You can read it here. The final version is Niftycube. Rounded Corners with CSS are a hot topic in web design: I think that there are hundreds of articles on them. Stripe it to get it rounded The basic idea of Nifty Corners is to get some coulored lines to get the rounded effect. And here's it the basic CSS: You can see the final effect on this simple example.

The technique works even on floated, absolute positioned or percentage-width elements. Known bugs are: text-indent won't work on the element that has been rounded in Opera, and IE (both Mac & version 6 PC) would mess up on floated elements without specific width. The support should be extended to all modern browsers: the technique has been tested with success in Internet Explorer 6, Opera 7.6, FireFox 1.0, Safari 1.1 Mac IE. Easy, isn't it? Ninth Letter Arts & Literary Journal. Colour Contrast Check - Date created: January 11, 2005 Date last modified: March 30, 2009 The Colour Contrast Check Tool allows to specify a foreground and a background colour and determine if they provide enough of a contrast "when viewed by someone having color deficits or when viewed on a black and white screen"[W3C].

The tool will indicate that the colours pass the test if both the colour difference and the brightness difference exceed their threshold. It will indicate that it sort of passes if only one of the two values exceed their threshold. And finally, it'll fail to pass if neither value exceeds its threshold. The tool will also indicate if the colours pass the newer WCAG 2.0 contrast ratio formula. You can enter a three character value (eg: 036) and it'll automatically convert it to it's six character version. Content Management System, Framework, and More - MODx.