January 20, 2015
There many ways you can apply CSS to HTML tags – I am talking about the many CSS selectors. The basic selectors are:
– class selectors
– ID selectors
– tag selectors
I assume you know what selectors are, because you’ve either done my basic CSS tutorial (found on this site,) or you’ve done my beginners web design video course, found on Webmentor.org. So I won’t get into the details in this article. Instead, I just want to quickly talk about the advanced CSS selectors you have to choose from – for instance:
October 4, 2013
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.
July 22, 2013
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.
June 29, 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.
June 26, 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.
June 20, 2010
A quick and easy way to insert a dividing line into a website is with a horizontal rule, the hr tag.
June 5, 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.
May 8, 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.
April 27, 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.
April 18, 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!