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May 06

Placing a CSS background image horizontally right on an h2 using a span element

28 comments 2009 at 09.19 am posted by Veerle Pieters

This CSS tip is really basic, and I’m sure a lot of people who are comfortable working with CSS won’t probably learn anything new here, but I thought I just share this anyway. I believe this is a very useful tip for people just starting out. It’s about how you add a background image to a heading 2 element and have it perfectly aligned on the right side of the text while keeping the default block element behavior.

Feb 10

Simple scalable CSS based breadcrumbs

56 comments 2009 at 03.42 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

A few days ago I was implementing breadcrumbs in a website I’m working on. Not that I sincerely believe every site needs this, but on some occasions and to some users breadcrumbs are practical. Anyhow, it gave me the idea to write an article about it because it’s been a while since I last wrote about anything CSS-related. The one I’ll share with you is a very simple one. It uses only one simple graphic. The rest is basic CSS styling with an unordered list as HTML code.

Apr 30

Starting with CSS and bug fixing tips

46 comments 2008 at 10.18 am posted by Veerle Pieters

I receive a lot of e-mail per day and some of them are from people who want my help on CSS or if I know why certain things don’t work or show up in IE 6 or 7 etc. If I could help fix their problem? In a lot of cases I need to e-mail back that the code they’re using is full of errors and that they’re using old school techniques (tables for layout), inline styling etc. So the first tip here is, learn about Web Standards and learn about coding with CSS for layout. There are a lot of good books out there to learn this from the start. This is the basis of good web design.

Sep 25

Greenpeace Green my Apple project

22 comments 2007 at 04.19 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

It doesn’t happen that often that we receive an unusual project request. You know, *that* project that makes your eyebrows raise and where you need some time to think about it before agreeing to it. That’s exactly what happened to us a few months ago…

Aug 20

A CSS styled table version 2

74 comments 2007 at 02.12 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

In 2005 I wrote an article about styling a table with CSS. After receiving so many requests I finally decided to give in and write another tutorial. Seems like a popular topic and an interesting one to share some tricks on how you can nicely style them. This article is about the proper usage of tables, for tabular data. How you can implement them with accessibility in mind and how to make them appealing for the eye using CSS.

May 07

CSS hover effect

62 comments 2007 at 01.07 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

I would like to share some insight on a piece of CSS I’ve used for the homepage for a website a while ago that I’ve built together with Roger Johansson. I’m talking about the hover effect on the 4 tabbed boxes shown on this page.

Apr 02

Just Add Heat, one of the projects I’ve worked on

44 comments 2007 at 09.38 am posted by Veerle Pieters

Let’s talk about food, shall we? ;) One of the projects I have been working on a while ago is a website design for a company from Toronto, Canada called Just Add Heat. The logo and colors were already in place so our job was to to create a few website templates. This brings the perfect opportunity to share some basic CSS information on how the main template is set up.

Nov 27

Interview with the creator of CSSEdit 2

22 comments 2006 at 01.57 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

One of the reasons I was attracted to CSSEdit was its gorgeous interface. Jan Van Boghout isn’t only a talented developer but a great designer as well. I’m sure many people don’t realize, but Jan designs every element himself. Just look at MacRabbit’s new website, the icons etc. and I think you’ll agree it’s topnotch. High time we sat down with Jan to ask him a few questions about this new release…

Nov 19

CSSEdit 2

63 comments 2006 at 07.00 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Belgium isn’t exactly the Mecca for great software development but since a few years I’ve been a fan of MacRabbit’s CSSEdit, a pretty cool app for visual editing CSS, designed and developed by Jan Van Boghout. Almost 2 weeks ago version 2.0 was released and I had the pleasure of beta testing this little gem the last few months.

Jun 19

London @media 2006 Good Design vs Great Design

28 comments 2006 at 04.25 pm posted by Veerle Pieters

Just got back from Paris today. After @media London, we decided to travel a bit and go to Paris with Dave. It was an honor to speak on @media about design with 2 of my favorite colleague designers Jon Hicks and Cameron Moll.

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