#43: How to Use CSS Sprites

CSS Sprites have been a hot topic for a long time now. The fact is that each image on a web page is a separate server request and you can …

#42: All About Floats Screencast

Even more-so than z-index (which we covered a few weeks ago), the float property is known to cause episodes of hair-pulling and monitor-punching. It seems simple enough in theory, but …

#41: WordPress as a CMS

We once did a poll asking people what their favorite CMS was. WordPress was a run-away winner, but also got many comments of "WordPress isn't a CMS!!". Well …

#40: How z-index Works

Z-index can be a little confusing sometimes. In this screencast I attempt to explain how it works, how it's tied to positioning, some quirks, and some general advice.…

#39: How to Use sIFR 3

sIFR (Scalable Inman Flash Replacement) is a technology that allows you to use any font you wish on your web pages. Long story short, it uses JavaScript to target certain …

#37: Status, Fluid and Menu Bar Apps

Fair warning: this screencast is fairly Mac-specific and I ramble on about all kind of random non-web design related stuff. I introduce the new web app Status that I've been …

#35: Intro to jQuery 2

Starting off where we left off last time, we continue exploring the possibilities of jQuery. We revisit some of the old functions and make them do some smarter things. We …

#33: eCommerce Product Page Makeover

I subscribe to the theory that web page redesigns should be evolutionary not revolutionary. Making small changes, tweaks, and upgrades over time leads to a higher quality design than up …

#32: Using the Unit PNG Fix

Designing using alpha-transparent PNGs makes life so much easier and cooler designs possible. As we are all painfully aware, IE 6 and under do not support them. They display... but …

#31: Introduction to Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a free service to track all sorts of information about the visitors to your website. I recently had a weird experience with the Analytics on CSS-Tricks, so …

#30: Creating and Sending HTML Email

Designing HTML Email is far cry from regular web design. Sure, they both us HTML elements, but the whole philosophy is different. In this world, you gotta do all you …

#29: Google Search for Your Site

Integrating search on a website can be an incredibly complex subject far beyond my web development skills. Fortunately, Google offers a service called "Custom Search Engine" which you can integrate …

#28: Using Wufoo for Web Forms

Anytime anyone asks me about forms, I always mention Wufoo. At work and at home, almost every single form I create I just use Wufoo. It makes form creation so …

#26: Designing for WordPress: Part Two

We have WordPress installed, now let's really get our hands dirty and start getting WordPress to do what we want it to do. We start by poking around the backend …

#25: Designing for WordPress: Part One

WordPress is a hugely popular CMS for blogging. The blog section of CSS-Tricks is run on WordPress and I am very happy with it. By popular request, we are going …

#24: Rounded Corners

Here are FIVE different techniques you can use to create rounded corners for boxes on a website. There are always different ways to do things with CSS and rounded corners …

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