Archive for the ‘CSS Misc’ Category

Making Web Pages Printable Using CSS

Friday, October 4th, 2013

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One of the classic problems with websites, is that they don’t print very well. That means that page elements (text, images, etc.) don’t line up, unwanted images and navigation links get printed – you basically have very little control, in terms of how your web pages look when they are printed.

What is the solution!!

The ‘old-school’ way, was to create separate ‘printable’ pages – this is a big waste of time! Instead, with the power of CSS, you will only need to make a few simple additions to your web pages and they will be printer friendly.

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How can you be sure the latest CSS stylesheet is loaded by the Browser?

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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Hi,

The problem:

You keep updating your CSS stylesheet but the browser loads the old one from cache and so when a returning visitor loads the site, the layout gets screwed up. This is basically a CSS caching problem.

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Centering Text with CSS

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Centering text and other elements can easily be done with the CSS text-align property. It can be applied to a division, the p tag – pretty much any block-level element.

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The CSS Overflow Property

Saturday, June 26th, 2010

By default, elements in a website will expand to make room for whatever they contain. An empty division, for example, won’t show at all, but you can add 1 or 12 (whatever) paragraphs, and the division will be as big as it needs to be so everything inside is displayed.

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Styling a Horizontal Rule with CSS

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

A quick and easy way to insert a dividing line into a website is with a horizontal rule, the hr tag.

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Styling iframes with CSS

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

If you still haven’t heard, hear it now: FRAMES ARE DEAD – well, technically, they are more like the undead – the zombies of webdesign. They should be gone and forgotten but refuse to stay buried. It’s much better not to use them. However, there may be a situation, where inserting a separate html document into your page makes sense.

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Multiple Background Images with CSS

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

At times, it makes more sense to use background images than to insert them directly into the page. And while each element – like your body tag – can hold only one background image, they can be applied to several elements.

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Styling Lists with CSS

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

We’ve already discussed navigation lists and list bullet images, but sometimes, a list is just a list. There are two types – the ordered list and the unordered list. The ordered list counts the items; the unordered list marks the individual items with bullets or other markers. The HTML is simple.

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Image Borders with CSS

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Sometimes, a website design benefits when images have frames – or borders. One way to get them is one image at a time, using a graphics program. But there is a much faster way – with CSS!

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Adding Comments to CSS

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Comments in a stylesheet are a good idea. Often, things that are obvious as you write them, make no sense a week or even years later – or to somebody else. So it can be very helpful to include explanations. However, we don’t want to browser to read and render those, as they are not meant to be displayed on the webpage, so we have to hide them.

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