Layer Styles made its way around the interwebs today. This is really pretty cool and something I had thought about trying to pull off a couple years ago. My thought was “wouldn’t it be cool if you had an interface that would let you work in CSS effects, and then output the styles for you?”. Well, here it is I guess.
This is fantastic; Safari for iPad supports landscape and portrait orientation in media queries so you can deliver CSS targeted to a particular orientation, say a stacked layout vs. a 2-column layout. And you don’t even need an iPad to actually take advantage of it!
Via Cameron Moll
Lots of times, it makes sense to pre-populate a form field with some text to guide the user. Usually you see this when space is limited, and the site tries to use the field’s value as a label. However, the field’s value isn’t the label— it’s the value. We see this often when a form has little real estate available to it, or sometimes when the designer doesn’t want to clutter up the interface with extra text. Continue reading “Replace Default Field Values with Labels”
As promised, here is a discussion on how I customized some form elements with a fancy look and feel. It’s really fairly simple and utilizes nothing but standard form controls and some unordered lists. Continue reading “Customizing Form Fields with CSS and jQuery”
Here’s a piece I put together recently for a client who wanted a tabbed interface on one of their pages. My goal in doing it was to make it as accessible and semantic as possible. One requirement I gave myself was to NOT use redundant elements (like one list for the tabs, and another for the content).
Continue reading “Creating a Tabbed Interface with CSS and jQuery”
Since switching from the written content-heavy world of academia to the more photo and data-driven world of retail, I’ve been inundated with tables. There’s really nothing new about this— tables have been the web designer’s best friend since 1996. But as the web matures, we’re realizing that tables needn’t be (and shouldn’t be) used for layout purposes, but rather for the tabular data that the W3C had intended them to be used.
Veerle Pieters posted an updated version of her CSS Links page over at her blog and it seems well worth the visit and/or bookmark: