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As designers I am sure we have encountered cases where we have begun cross browser testing of a new website only to find some elements not displaying consistently on all browsers. By beginning our projects with a CSS reset helps us to ensure our websites and mobile apps looks as close as possible to original design regardless of browser. All browsers have their own set of default CSS settings and if we not overwrite these during our project they will rear their ugly head in some unexpected way during browser testing.

There are many different CSS resets out there and simple goggle search will come up with many but I am just going to cover the basic here today. Continue reading

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Joomla(2.5 or 3.0 and up) in Dreamweaver CS6 so that you may edit the CSS of your layout while still making good use of Dreamweaver’s great productivity tools. One warning before we proceed though, Whilst working with Joomla in Dreamweaver CS6 do not edit any of the core Joomla files. This goes for all of Joomla’s PHP and CSS files. Only work with the CSS files directly assosciated with the template you are working on. If it isn’t a CSS file you should probably not be using Dreamweaver for this task. If you touch anything else the risks of you breaking something are significant.

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Note: This tutorial has been checked and moved for CS6. For the CS6 tutorial view this tutorial.

In this tutorial we will show you how to set up Joomla(1.5 or 1.6) in Dreamweaver CS5 so that you may edit the CSS of your layout while still making good use of Dreamweavers great productivity tools. One warning before we proceed though, Whilst working with Joomla in Dreamweaver do not edit any of the core Joomla files. This goes for all of Joomla’s PHP and CSS files. Only work with the CSS files directly assosciated with the template you are working on. If it isn’t a CSS file you should probably not be using Dreamweaver for this task. If you touch anything else the risks of you breaking something are significant.

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In this tutorial we will show you how to create a simple accordion menu with submenu’s that expand out smoothly as someone mouses over the top of them. The simple animation we will be using is CSS3 with no javascript however it is supported by all the major browsers except for IE. With IE the menu will still work with all the same functionality it just won’t slide out smoothly. If someone mouses over a sub menu it will just appear, other browsers however it will look great.

This menu is pretty much the same as the Simple CSS accordion menu I did last week but has been tweaked up to include this animation. When Completed the menu will look like this: Continue reading

In this tutorial we will be showing how to create an amazing background blending images into a standard gradient background. For this we will be using the color dodge tool and a gradient mask in Photoshop CS5. We will then combine a few CSS tricks to create our background for a website.

When Completed we should have a back ground image that looks something like this:This is down one side of a website I am working on. The background itself slide under the edge of the page itself where the shadow can be seen.

 

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In this tutorial we will show you a simple way of staggering images as they go down your website. With this method if you wish to control the position of a particular photo you still can with inline CSS, however if you do not style a particular image the CSS will automatically stagger your images down the page.

The images will stagger like the images do in this screenshot I took of a test site.Images staggered on a website.

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