Grid design basics: Grids for Web page layouts By CraigGrannell Introduction Since tables were co-opted for layout purposes, columns have become key to many Web design layouts, and this thinking continued when CSS took over from tables (at least in the minds of savvy designers) for Web-page presentation. ntent with Style - A CSS Framework In my Modular CSS article I documented the possibility of breaking down stylesheets into components that could be reused across projects. All well and good. The next logical step is to extend this to become a CSS framework, allowing rapid development of sites with pre-written and tested components.
How to Use the Sticky Footer HTML & CSS Code Be sure to read the Known Issues at the bottom of this page. It will help prevent a lot of mistakes that can take hours to debug. Introduction The 960 Grid System Made Easy By Joshua Johnson The first time I discovered the 960 Grid System, I was immediately excited about the possibilities of implementing complex layouts so easily. However, since I was fairly new to web design at the time, when I downloaded the files, I quickly became overwhelmed at how complicated the whole thing seemed. With all this code, how could this be the easy way to create a layout? This article is for web designers and front-end web developers who are interested in grid-based layout systems but are at a loss on how to decipher them. We’ll focus specifically on the 960 Grid System, but after reading this guide, you’ll find that most of the other grid systems out there are similar and will make much more sense after you understand a few basic principles.
Internet Explorer and the CSS box model One of the differences between Internet Explorer and standards compliant Web browsers that cause a lot of trouble for CSS beginners is the CSS box model. Since the box model is what browsers use to calculate an element’s total width and height, it is quite understandable that different browsers producing different results can be both confusing and frustrating. How the CSS box model works has been explained by others many times already.
Force Element To Self-Clear its Children A.K.A The "Clearfix" hack. Just apply a class="clearfix" to the parent element. This is an improved version of the original, and documented here. Updated by Jeff Starr to be cleaner, based on the fact that nobody uses IE for Mac, which is what the backslash hack was all about. Updated again... "group" class name is nicer and more semantic (via Dan Cederholm). Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 - CSS2 Specification This specification defines Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 revision 1 (CSS 2.1). CSS 2.1 is a style sheet language that allows authors and users to attach style (e.g., fonts and spacing) to structured documents (e.g., HTML documents and XML applications). By separating the presentation style of documents from the content of documents, CSS 2.1 simplifies Web authoring and site maintenance.
Sample Workflows — Kepler Kepler comes with a number of demo workflows that can be found in your KeplerData/workflows/module/outreach/demos directory. Highlighted here are two workflows from the demos/getting-started directory. Lotka-Volterra Workflow Author: Rich Williams, NCEAS Equal height columns - companion columns method 1 The illusion of equal height columns The search for a technique that offers real equal height columns leads nowhere because we don't have full vertical control in current CSS 2.1 implementations cross browser. The available techniques are simulations of columns: a repeated image displaying Faux Columns [Cederholm], columns made of borders [Livingstone], and variations. We couldn't even fall back on a (CSS-)table, since there is no broad, sufficient implementation of display: table in the browsers. And a table would dismiss the accessibility request for having the columns logically ordered in the source.
PHP for Beginners: Building Your First Simple CMS The Magic of PHP + MySQL It’s safe to say that nearly every website that’s up-to-date these days is using some form of content management system (CMS). While there are a ton of great free options that provide us with a CMS to power a website (WordPress, Drupal, etc.), it doesn’t hurt to peek under the hood and get a feel for how these systems work. To get our feet wet as back-end developers, we’ll be creating a simple PHP class that will:
Cascading Style Sheets, Level 2 - CSS2 specification This specification defines Cascading Style Sheets, level 2 revision 1 (CSS 2.1). CSS 2.1 is a style sheet language that allows authors and users to attach style (e.g., fonts and spacing) to structured documents (e.g., HTML documents and XML applications). By separating the presentation style of documents from the content of documents, CSS 2.1 simplifies Web authoring and site maintenance. CSS 2.1 builds on CSS2 [CSS2] which builds on CSS1 [CSS1].
Building fluid grid layouts in Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 With the ever-increasing use of mobile devices, it has become necessary to design online content that appears on multiple screen sizes and a myriad of desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. The challenge involves designing sites that adapt to fit a variety of different resolutions and use the available screen real estate effectively. Previously, these goals have proven to be time-consuming. Hand-coded media queries and complex mathematical calculations were often required to deliver online presentations with fluid layouts to reach the widest audiences. Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 introduces the Fluid Grid Layout feature to help make designing for multiple screens easier. Fluid grid-based layouts display content in containers that have widths set to percentages, which react proportionately to changes in screen sizes.