April 7th, 2008 | Posted in Blog, General Discussion, Web Design, Web Standards

Web 2.0 design secrets

Web 2.0 design secrets

The common use of visual design elements, have some way or another created a new wave in web design that many of us would refer to as a “web 2.0 design“. It just so happened that by the time web 2.0 was happening, this new trend in web design was leaving its mark on the web. The main features of a “web 2.0 design” are development with web standards, particularly CSS and XHTML, as well as dynamic content and participation of the end-users. But, what about the design, the visual part of it?

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March 20th, 2008 | Posted in Blog, Tools & Resources, Web Standards

Convert Pixels to relative Em units

Convert Pixels to relative Em units

Em is generally known as the most effective font unit in CSS content development, because it is relative to the body text size of the page. So, each of your elements is sized relatively according to your current font size. Adding these units to margin and heights of divs will allow a proportional sizing, again according to the text size. In extend, this method will promote accessibility in your page.

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December 18th, 2007 | Posted in Blog, Web Standards

Web Standards & Open Source

Web Standards & Open Source

It seems that more and more open source projects are taking interest in Web Standards and clean validated code. Very few CMS projects out there are 100% XHTML and CSS valid, therefore the need to come up with quality code has been emerging even more. We are talking about future compatibility and accessibility, something that is of everyone’s best interest. One of the main problems regarding these projects is laying on the output of editors.

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About CSS addict

CSSaddict is the personal space of Vicky Gourgouri, a web designer from Greece who loves the advantages several CSS techniques provide for getting beautiful designs online. She has designed and developed this space so she can exhibit her work, write about the new web trends and provide excellent resources on web design and development.