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CssGlance RSS feeds

As a consequence of the new release of CssGlance, we changed our RSS feeds links. Please update your feeds!

Delicious Redesign, the most popular social bookmarking portal, will soon change its look. A limited preview lets only-invited users leave theirs feedbacks about the version 2.0 of the service.

Gridding Design

Using grids for laying content out is one of the basic principle of graphic design, at least since the Medieval Age. Much more recent is the bright idea of using grids for designing websites, in order to laying out harmonic website and increase the legibility of your designs.

Win a book for professional design

Aware of professionalism is built upon knowledge and experience, the Smashing Magazine’s team gives his readers the opportunity to win one of over 40 expert books in the fields of design and development.

CSSGlance new release

The new release of CSSGlance is now available! A new design, new features and more… We would love to hear what you think about this full restyling.

New release of CSSGlance

A new release of CSSGlance will be soon available. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause you.

The Positive Side of Negative Margins

Paul O’Brien shows us the positive side of negative margins on static and float elements.

Semantic Web Markup for Blogs

Chris Pearson decided to publish the essential guide to semantic Web markup for blogs. Learn it, live it, and benefit from it.

Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns website

Pro CSS and HTML Design Patterns is a valuable reference for using CSS on your website. The companion website lets you play with each pattern (over 350).

@media 2007 podcasts

Podcasts from this year’s @media (London, June 7th-8th) are now available, including audio and slides.

Introduction to screen readers and screen magnifiers

Roger Johansson tell us on 456 Berea Street that the best way of explaining how people actually use assistive technology is by watching experienced users.

Web Design Survey, 2007

Jeffrey Zeldman has just published the first results from the “Web Design Survey, 2007″ on Web Design job, conducted by A List Apart.

WebDev Resources

We’re pleased to announce the release of a whole new section on CssGlance which, as we hope, could help you to handle better webdesign matters.

HTML elements index

Jens Meiert has published on his personal website an index of all elements specified by HTML 3.2, HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0 Strict, XHTML 1.1, HTML 5, and XHTML 2.0.

Web Accessibility Toolbar 2.0 beta for IE

Web Accessibility Toolbar 2.0 beta for Internet Explorer is now available. It provides a variety of tools for quickly creating, understanding, and troubleshooting Web pages.

Free templates for Picasa

For the numerous users of Google’s imagebrowser Picasa, some templates to create web photo galleries and slideshows even without any knowledge of HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Dynamic Help in Web Forms

Luke Wroblewski, author of, analyzes four different dynamic Help systems for Web forms. Each of these systems has its distinct advantages and disadvantages. As with all design decisions, an understanding of user needs and business goals should inform which of these dynamic Help systems is right for your Web forms.

Cross browser testing on Mac

How to set Intel-based Macs for testing pages in multiple operating systems and browsers with a single machine.

Css and HTML for email design?

Jeffrey Zeldman explains why, according to him, the use of HTML and CSS in email impedes rather than aids communication.

User Style Sheets Come of Age

From an accessibility point of view, user style sheet is a powerful tool for people with a vision impairment. But per-site user style sheet could be useful also for customising the aspect of common use applications.

Dynamics Tables with TableKit

Sortable, resizable, editable and accessible tables? Now it is possible using TableKit, a collection of HTML table enhancements based on the Prototype framework

Grade your website: 31 free online tests

Avviva Directory provides a useful list containing 31 interesting tools for “grading” your website: code validation, accessibility, speed, browser simulators and Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Free CSS Editors

Lxpages.xom Blog provides a list of free CSS Editors that you can work with to improve your website design with CSS by wasting the least amount of time.

Using a Background Image Grid to Lay Out Your Web Site

Christian Watson, the author of Smiley Cat Web Design, explains this useful technique on his website incuding the Fireworks source file of the grid. You apply the grid to the body of your page as a background image so that it displays behind your site. Thus you can use it to precisely line up your layout.

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@media 2009 London

One day to go! What is considered one of the most intriguing and awe-inspiring web events around, will take place in London on Tue 25th and Fri 26th.

12 examples of mind-blowing websites

Web designers struggle every day to create impressive and usable websites, but what makes the difference between a good and functional product and a mind-blowing one?

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Recommended Books

Bulletproof Web Design

Bulletproof Web DesignStandards-based strategies for building designs that provide flexibility, readability, and user control--key components.

Web Standards Creativity

Web Standards Creativity10 web design lessons from 10 of the worlds best web designers: cutting-edge XHTML, CSS, and DOM scripting techniques.

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