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53 CSS-Techniques You Couldn’t Live Without

        CSS is important. And it is being used more and more often. Cascading Style Sheets offer many advantages you don’t have in table-layouts - and first of all a strict separation between layout, or design of the page, and the information, presented on the page. Thus the design of pages can be easily changed, just replacing a css-file with another one. Isn’t it great? Well, actualy, it is. Over the last few years web-developers have written many articles about CSS and developed many useful techniques, which can save you a lot of time - of course, if you are able to find them in time. Below you’ll find a list of techniques we , as web-architects, really couldn’t live without. They are essential and they indeed make our life easier. Let’s take a look at 53 CSS-based techniques you should always have ready to hand if you develop web-sites. Thanks to all developers who contributed to accessible and usable css-based design over the last few years. We really appreciate it. Thanks! You might want to take a look at the article Powerful CSS-Techniques For Effective Coding.

        CSS is important. And it is being used more and more often. Cascading Style Sheets offer many advantages you don’t have in table-layouts - and first of all a strict separation between layout, or design of the page, and the information, presented on the page. Thus the design of pages can be easily changed, just replacing a css-file with another one. Isn’t it great? Well, actually, it is.

        Over the last few years web-developers have written many articles about CSS and developed many useful techniques, which can save you a lot of time - of course, if you are able to find them in time. Below you’ll find a list of techniques we , as web-architects, really couldn’t live without. They are essential and they indeed make our life easier.

        Let’s take a look at 53 CSS-based techniques here at Smashing Mag you should always have ready to hand if you develop web-sites

        1. Sneak Peek Into The Future: CSS Selectors, Level 4

        CSS-Technique

        2. Getting Started With CSS calc()

        CSS-Technique

        3. The Problem Of CSS Form Elements

        CSS-Technique

        4. 5 Powerful Tips And Tricks For Print Style Sheets

        CSS-Technique

        5. How To Benefit From CSS Generated Content And Counters

        Generated content was first introduced in the CSS2 specification. For several years, the feature was used by relatively few Web authors due to inconsistent browser support.

        7. CSS3 Transitions: Thank God We Have A Specification!

        CSS-Technique

        8. Flexbox Is As Easy As Pie – Designing CSS Layouts

        CSS-Technique

        9. Simple Responsive Images With CSS Background Images

        CSS-Technique

        10. Absolute Horizontal And Vertical Centering In CSS

        Stephen Shaw introduces a technique for perfect horizontal and vertical centering in CSS, at any width or height. The techniques works with percentage-based width/height, min-/max- width, images, position: fixed and even variable content heights.

        11. Semantic CSS With Intelligent Selectors

        CSS-Technique

        12. Designing For Emotion With CSS Hover Effects

        CSS-Technique

        13. Challenging CSS Best Practices

        CSS-Technique

        14. Killer Responsive Layouts With CSS Regions

        CSS-Technique

        15. Understanding CSS Timing Functions

        CSS-Technique

        16. CSS-Only Solution For UI Tracking

        The web is growing up. We are building applications that work entirely in the browser. They are responsive; they have tons of features and work under many devices. We enjoy providing high-quality code that is well structured and tested.

        17. Designing For Print With CSS

        CSS-Technique

        18. Creating Responsive Shapes With Clip-Path And Breaking Out Of The Box

        CSS-Technique

        19. The Making Of “In Pieces”: Designing an Interactive Exhibition With CSS Clip Paths

        CSS-Technique

        20. Quantity Ordering With CSS

        CSS-Technique

        21. Designing Flexible, Maintainable Pie Charts With CSS And SVG

        CSS-Technique

        22. Constructing CSS Quantity Queries On The Fly

        CSS-Technique

        23. Understanding Critical CSS

        CSS-Technique

        24. Laying Out A Flexible Future For Web Design With Flexbox

        CSS-Technique

        25. An Introduction To PostCSS

        CSS-Technique

        26. Variables: The Backbone Of CSS Architecture

        CSS-Technique

        27. An Ultimate Guide To CSS Pseudo-Classes And Pseudo-Elements

        CSS-Technique

        28. Truly Fluid Typography With vh And vw Units

        CSS-Technique

        29. Understanding The CSS Property Value Syntax

        CSS-Technique

        30. CSS 3D Cube

        CSS-Technique

        31. Element Queries, And How You Can Use Them Today

        CSS-Technique

        32. Upgrading CSS Animation With Motion Curves

        CSS-Technique

        33. CSS Inheritance, The Cascade And Global Scope: Your New Old Worst Best Friends

        CSS-Technique

        34. Let’s Play With Hardware-Accelerated CSS

        CSS-Technique

        35. A Pure CSS3 Cycling Slideshow

        CSS-Technique

        36. Beercamp: An Experiment With CSS 3D

        CSS-Technique

        37. Adventures In The Third Dimension: CSS 3D Transforms

        CSS-Technique

        38. PrefixFree: Break Free From CSS Prefix Hell

        CSS-Technique

        39. The Guide To CSS Animation: Principles and Examples

        CSS-Technique

        40. An Introduction To CSS3 Keyframe Animations

        CSS-Technique

        41. CSS3 vs. CSS: A Speed Benchmark

        CSS-Technique

        42. How To Use CSS3 Pseudo-Classes

        CSS-Technique

        43. Coding Q&A With Chris Coyier: Responsive Sprites And Media Query Efficiency

        CSS-Technique

        44. CSS Baseline: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

        CSS-Technique

        45. Why Coding Style Matters

        CSS-Technique

        46. Classes? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Classes!

        CSS-Technique

        47. Coding Q&A With Chris Coyier: Box-Sizing and CSS Sprites

        CSS-Technique

        48. Decoupling HTML From CSS

        CSS-Technique

        49. CSS Sprites Revisited

        CSS-Technique

        50. An Introduction To Object Oriented CSS (OOCSS)

        CSS-Technique

        51. Houdini: Maybe The Most Exciting Development In CSS You’ve Never Heard Of

        CSS-Technique

        52. Styling And Animating SVGs With CSS

        CSS-Technique

        53. CSS-Driven Internationalization In JavaScript

        CSS-Technique
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