Links for 13th August 2008

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Breaking Out of the Box With CSS Layouts

    "It's true that CSS is heavily reliant upon a grid — everything flows on x and y axes (and can be positioned as such, much like designs built in Photoshop). However, this doesn't mean that your design has to be boring. If you understand how the grid works, you can fracture or abstract that grid to make your layout more dynamic and interesting."

    Tagged with: webdevCSSxhtmllayoutgridsubversiongraphicelementstutorial

  2. The Perfect 3 Column Liquid Layout: No CSS hacks. SEO friendly. iPhone compatible.


    Tagged with: SEOwebdevliquid3-columnholy-graillayoutCSSXHTML

  3. CSS Layouts: 40+ Tutorials, Tips, Demos and Best Practices

    "… a list of 40 tutorials, resources and best practices offering gorgeous and valid CSS-based Layouts." Are you seeing a pattern here? 🙂

    Tagged with: webdevCSSlayouttutorialslist

  4. Web-Based Tools for Optimizing, Formatting and Checking CSS

    "To ensure that your web pages render correctly and quickly, here’s a compilation of some of the best free, web-based CSS optimizers/compressors, code formatters, and validation services."

    Tagged with: web2.0csswebdevoptimizationtoolslist

  5. 53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without

    Bumper round-up. I've lived without them up till now, mind. 😉

    Tagged with: CSSwebdevdesignreferencelisttutorial

  6. CSS Sprites: What They Are, Why They’re Cool, and How To Use Them

    "Have you ever seen the CSS technique where the “on” and “off” states of a button are contained within the same image and are activated by shifting the background-position? Think of CSS Sprites as an extension of that technique."

    Tagged with: CSSwebdevdesigntipsspritesgraphicsefficiencytutorialoptimization

  7. Top 10 CSS Table Designs

    Does what it says on the tin; code and demos.

    Tagged with: CSStabledesignlayouttutorialsXHTMLstylingtutorialwebdev

  8. Spaceship Could Fly Faster Than Light

    "Strange as it sounds, current evidence supports the notion that the fabric of space-time can expand faster than the speed of light, because the reality in which light travels is itself expanding." I can beat that; I just invented a warp drive powered by the windmilling arms of astrophysicists and hard sf authors.

    Tagged with: FTLsfsciencefictionphysicslight-speed

  9. Why conservatives are happier than liberals

    "However, when the authors instead grouped people by their "rationalisation of inequality," the differences between conservatives and liberals dissolved. Republican or Democrat, people not bothered by social or economic disparities tend to be happy."

    Tagged with: politicsinequalityeconomicsdisparityhappinesscontentmentconservativeliberal

  10. Basic vi Commands

    Like it says, innit.

    Tagged with: LinuxUNIXsysadminvieditorcommandscrib-sheet

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