November 22, 2008

November 2008 Meeting Notes:
Multi-Column Layouts

The November meeting was organized and conducted by Reed Gustow. The topic was multi-column layouts with CSS. The techniques can get tricky, particularly if you want the columns to be of equal height.

Reed demonstrated some techniques found on A List Apart, a fantastic resource for web designers.

Reed provided his notes and samples, and they can be downloaded by clicking here and saving this file, and then extracting the examples.

November 19, 2008

CSS Book Giveaway from Sitepoint

For a limited time, Sitepoint is giving away for download a free copy of The Art & Science of CSS. We have used this book to organize a few meetings over the past couple of years. It is an intermediate level work that covers specific aspects of a web page and shows how to style each in different ways.

Sitepoint actually calls this a Twitaway, i.e., a Twitter giveaway, but it is not necessary to use Twitter to take advantage of the promotion. Full instructions and more information are at this page of the Sitepoint website.

November 13, 2008

November Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the PACS CSS Workshop will be this Saturday, November 15, at 9 - 10 am. I will be out of town, and Reed Gustow has graciously volunteered to cover this month's session.

Reed will cover multi-column layouts, emphasizing some good techniques for making equal-height columns, something that can be very tricky. It is an important topic for developing professional looking webpages that are easy to maintain, so don't miss it.

September Meeting Notes

Reed Gustow, who was good enough to cover the September meeting of the CSS Workshop, sent me the examples he used for that meeting. The topic for September was advanced layout techniques, and Reed demonstrated a 3-column page format using CSS. I have uploaded a zipped folder of the examples for those who want to review their notes. Click and save this file, and extract it to retrieve the files.