Ready for Launch: Avoiding Chaos

We web designers put a lot of hard work into our projects while keeping a number of goals in mind. For instance, we have to be cognizant of what our clients are trying to achieve. Then there are the issues of usability and accessibility. Performance and simplified future maintenance are certainly worthy goals as well.

What Is Atomic Web Design and Do I Need It?

Web designers may use a number of techniques, approaches and philosophies while creating compelling and engaging digital interfaces. Each designer has their own preferences – some prefer to work from the top down, beginning with the most basic elements and building their product down to the last detail. This approach is the most common and often yields a well-thought out, quality product.

How to Build an Accordion Image Gallery with only CSS

Fluent animated transitions for sliding web page elements such as a menu or an image gallery, have always traditionally been implemented with JavaScript. But using the CSS3 pseudo-class :target and the negation pseudo-class :not() properties, together with the CSS3 Transition Module you can achieve the same effect, but without JavaScript! This means that the very popular “accordion or toggle” effects can be easily implemented using only CSS!

Introducing Warp – An Open-Source Theme Framework for WordPress & Joomla

Each time you develop a theme you’ll have to deal with the same, repetitive tasks. E.g. you need a certain folder structure to organize your PHP, CSS and JavaScript files or you rely on features like layouts, compression and caching. Because you don’t want to start from scratch, coding all these features over and over again, you are better off using a theme framework. It provides you with a file and folder structure and offers a rich toolset for solving common tasks. That will give you the spare time to really focus on the fun parts of your theme design.

Discussing the Pros and Cons of Using a CSS Framework

A CSS framework is a piece of software that has a lot of options for you to use in your HTML development, potentially making it faster and easier for you to develop your website or web app. A CSS framework does this by containing predefined libraries of code. One example is a grid-based framework which sets up a multi-column arrangement with predefined pixel widths so you can focus on creating content instead of lining up blocks of text.

40 Essential CSS Templates, Resources and Downloads

Every web developer should have in their toolbox a collection of CSS tools and resources like the ones outlined in this article. A set of techniques that you rely on and that are always at the ready to cover any possible eventuality.
You will find not a selection of the latest innovative CSS techniques (there are some) in this article, merely a collection of tools, resources and downloads that can be used by web designers for solutions to everyday CSS design and coding solutions.