December 28, 2010

New Typefaces

Following on our meetings about using Google Fonts, I have changed the typefaces on the workshop blog. The top-level heading (h1) now uses the font called JustMeAgainDownHere. Second level headings (h2) use JustAnotherHand. More information on these are at the Google Font Directory.

December 19, 2010

December 2010 Meeting Report:
Browser Resets

At the December meeting, we started on the topic of browser resets. We watched two videos from Sitepoint that are part of an online course called Practical CSS. The videos are Practical CSS - lesson01: CSS resets and Practical CSS - lesson01: Exercise part 1. The specific reset file used in the videos is available at A Comprehensive Guide to CSS Resets. Scroll down to the heading Simple Reset. Russ Weakley, the creator of that reset, is the person who did the videos.

We will continue on this topic next month.

December 15, 2010

December 2010 Meeting Announcement

Following our theme this year of website makeovers, we finished with the @font attribute in November. This month, we will look at what are known as "browser resets," a topic that we did not get to last month.

Many times, the first step in starting or revising a site is to replace the default styles that browsers use and load some basic style declarations to give you a blank slate to work with. We will show some videos on resets and look at some examples, and then consider whether resets are a good idea.

For a little background on this topic, check these articles from Six Revisions that just happened to come out this month.