With all of the changes and rapid advancements CSS has gone through over the last few years, we should not be surprised at the vast volume of open-source resources and tools that are continually being released.
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.
Okay, freelance designers. Stop me if you’ve heard this one: you’re working on a project for a client, and all of a sudden there’s a discrepancy with your payment. Perhaps it’s because of scope creep, or maybe the client just went over budget for some reason.
If you are looking for in-depth articles on the inner workings of flexbox, or a comprehensive explanation for using CSS regions, then this is definitely not the post for you. Instead, we have squarely put our focus on those CSS tutorials that not only make the smaller details of the web visually appealing, but are also really useful. You know what we mean… fantastic text effects, innovative button styles, space-saving navigation systems, subtly animated form elements… that kind of thing.
Flexible boxes or flexbox, is the latest method for controlling layouts in CSS. Using grids that are ‘flexible’ is so easy to predict how each element behaves on different screen sizes. Its greatest feature is its ability to manipulate an item’s width/height to occupy all the space within its container (also known as a “flex container”) – otherwise, it shrinks to prevent overflow.
Our brains are capable of some amazing feats. Yet, they work in different ways that can reflect in our personality. For instance, some of us gain contentment from putting ourselves out there in the crowd, while others prefer a quite room all to themselves. We’re a species of extroverts and introverts. One is not better than the other – just different.
The past few years have seen a wide variety of methods for creating web page layouts. CSS Grid is one of the newest and probably the most game-changing layout technique at our disposal. If you haven’t begun tinkering with it yet, now’s the time. It is a wildly different way of thinking about positioning content, and it currently has nearly full support across all popular web browsers.
Today I’m speaking to those just getting started in design. Maybe you just graduated from design school, or you’ve read through all the fundamental lessons offered here and on other design blogs, and you feel you’re ready to start taking on clients. Or maybe you have a couple of projects under your belt and you’re looking for more detailed advice as to what path you should be taking to propel your career to the next level.
One of the unique parts of being a web designer is that the job never stops evolving. From static HTML all the way to Content Management Systems – the way we bring functionality to the web is always moving forward. And the actual practice of design marches through various trends and techniques as well.
This is part 1 of a series of tutorials about practical use cases of CSS transitions, transforms, and animations. In this tutorial, we’ll look at a “flipping card” scenario, and implementation variations.
Hamburger menu icons have become a staple in many websites and web apps, and whether you like them or not, they are becoming a familiar and recognizable UI action button. Users are associating this icon with the showing and hiding of menus, and its compact, space-saving nature makes it a desirable style, particularly on smaller screens.
In this tutorial, we take a look at a beautiful parallax scrolling effect in the simplest of ways, with stationary backgrounds and scrolling content.