Nick Gagne has posted a great explanation of the vertical-align
property which is a must read for every front-end Web developer. The examples wrap it up beautifully. Good stuff!
Mini Slide Navigation from Stephen Clark
I keep a list of well designed Web sites to give me a creative nudge when I get designer’s block in the midst of creating a Web site. Different designers handle this frustration in different ways. Some avoid any outside influence, while others, like me, seek out amazing work, searching for a small spark to re-ignite their creativity. There are times when this spark can come from something as simple as the shape of one curve, or the choice of color pallet. You never know. Well, at least I don’t. So, for that reason, here are some sites that I visit for inspiration.
I had planned to expand my list of design inspirations in a more timely fashion, but it appears that I forgot. Seven months have passed without an update. Ahh well, here are some more sites that I visit when I need a creativity nudge. As before, some of these sites are the destination, while others are portals to beautiful work.
- Brother Jones Artworks – No relation… darnit
- Building the High
- Firewheel Design
- Fish Marketing
- Media Inspiration
Eric Meyer has published another great resource for the Web development community: Uncollapsing Margins discusses “how margin collapsing can lead to weird behaviors, why these behaviors arise, and ways to work around it when you want a different result. If you’ve ever tried to figure out why a heading’s top margin seems to disappear when it’s the first thing in a div, this article will be of interest.”
Margin collapsing is one of the most confusing aspects of CSS as it isn’t mentioned very often, and until this article, I hadn’t seen a comprehensive explanation of why it happens, and how to “un-collapse” them. Yes, some people posted work in various forums and lists, but Eric has taken the time to tie everything together.
For anyone unfamiliar with Eric, he is the author of many great CSS books, including: