by Dave Shea
Say goodbye to old-school slicing and dicing when creating image maps, buttons, and navigation menus. Instead, say hello to a deceptively simple yet powerful sprite-based CSS solution.
This article combines several of the freshest CSS and markup methods the web design community has devised over the past two years, blending them into something shiny, smart, useful, and new.
This one is for all designers who have ever wanted to differentiate table rows by color without hacking up their markup. Until all browsers correctly support all of CSS3, Zebra Tables are the answer.
ALA adds a search function, powered by Atomz. Soon we will tell you all about our experiences integrating our favorite search engine.
A wag wrote to suggest that we rechristen this publication “The Weekly Report,” owing to the recent scarcity of postings. As most of you will have deduced, we are rather busy. The next few days will take us to foreign lands, where we will have no chance of updating this site. On our return we will flood you with the text you crave. ’Til then, love one another.
Much used, oft maligned but always popular, drop shadows are a staple of graphic design. Although easy to accomplish with image-editing software, they’re not of much use in the fast-changing world of web design … until now.
by Søren Madsen
Part I showed how to create fluid, dynamic CSS layouts with customized borders and corners. Part II advances to the next level, extending the technique to work with more complicated backgrounds such as gradients and patterns.
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