Transparency and Shadow

For practical purposes, let’s think of pixels as squares. Images made up of these square building blocks can only have edges with right angles, and can only have smooth-looking edges when they’re rectangles. Working with rectangles leads to boxy layouts. Web designers use transparency to break out of this boring, boxy mentality; with transparency, they [...]

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Web Typography

ommunication is emotional. Words written by authors such as Upton Sinclair, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Thomas Paine have moved people to tears, sparked movements, and changed the course of nations. How words are presented visually affects how readers perceive them. Matching the right font with the right message is the role of the designer. When [...]

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Styling with CSS

hen we get ready each day, we don’t change our internal organs to get ready for the day. No, we just change our clothes. Changing a website design should be as easy as changing a set of clothes. Imagine you’re designing a website that consists of twenty pages, and you want to change design elements [...]

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