November 26, 2005

Trenton Moss: My Top Ten CSS Tricks

Sitepoint published a nice article a couple of months back called My Top Ten CSS Tricks. The article is part of their CSS Tutorials series. This list is a tips and tricks kind of article, and you might find an idea here that helps with something you are trying to do.

November 21, 2005

November 2005 Meeting Notes:
Pseudo Elements

At our November meeting, we finished up styling fonts by covering font-style, font-variant, and font-weight, plus the font shortcut.

We then began on pseudo elements and experimented with some variations of :first-line and :first-letter. I have uploaded the sample file we were using to experiment with pseudo elements, in case you want to check the source and play with some options yourself.

Next month, on December 17, we will continue on the pseudo's with emphasis on styling links.

My plan after that is to move to styling lists. I think that topic is a logical next step after links since the most common way to create menus with CSS is to put the links in a list and then style the list.

November 12, 2005

November 19 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the CSS Workshop will be this coming Saturday, November 19, at our usual 9-10 time.

This month we will finish with styling fonts. There are a couple of quick properties to cover, then we will conclude with a shortcut that makes it all easier.

Our next topic, and I hope to get to it, will be those oddly named pseudo things: pseudo classes and pseudo elements. Names aside, these elements let you do some interesting things, especially when it comes to styling links. We'll see if we can come up with some ways to style your menus with some simple CSS techniques.

See you Saturday.