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Category Archives: HTML

CSS3 Buttons

In years gone by, the only way to create nice looking buttons was to use an image but these were difficult to maintain without image editing software. However, with CSS3 we can apply nice looking gradients and and rounded corners very easily for modern browsers that support them.

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Using em’s for font sizing

Many web designers still use pixels for sizing their fonts within a web page, however this presents an accessibility problem on devices and browsers (namely Internet Explorer) which don’t allow pixels to be resized. The solution is to use ems or percentages to size the font so that they’re relative to the base font size set within the browser and it’s really not as difficult as a lot of people might think.

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7 Common Mistakes When Using the HTML Heading Element

The heading element is an important part of any HTML document but is misused in a lot of websites. When used correctly it adds semantic meaning, helps with accessibility and can boost your search engine rankings however when used wrongly it can cause problems for your users and search engine rankings. This article explains how heading tags are often misused and how this can be put right.

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Block and Inline elements: Part one

CSS is an important part of any web designer’s skills and therefore it’s extremely important that a designer understands how block elements and inline elements work together and how they can be styled using CSS. This article will explain the default display values of the most commonly used HTML elements whilst part two of this article will explain how CSS can be used to alter the display and visual appearance of these elements.

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Debugging HTML and CSS

HTML and CSS is an art. Give the same design to different developers and the code they deliver will never be identical. This can cause a number of problems when developing a website and ultimately in tracking down problems. This article has been created, not to solve all HTML and CSS issues but to ultimately help designers and developers to track down those annoying little layout problems and to at least demonstrate how to isolate issues with their code. Continue reading