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Learning more about CSS

Posted on by Clive Walker in CSS Web Design

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Articles about unfamiliar or new CSS techniques are great for expanding your CSS knowledge and there’s always the chance that you will need to use the methods in a client’s project. Here are a couple of CSS methods that I saw recently. Why not try one of these or something else new in your website projects?

Sticky footer

A neat visual effect that can sometimes be useful is exemplified by the CSS Sticky Footer where the footer element [often overlooked in design and content terms] is ‘stuck’ to the bottom of the browser window. This particular technique has been described in a few different ways dotted around the web but new methods are always welcome. It might be difficult to choose between the methods but my advice would be to try a couple of these and pick the one you like best.

Changing case

The text-transform property is underused but it is very powerful if you want to capitalise or otherwise change the case of a particular element on your website. A simple style rule using the text-transform property and its values enables you to change all your headings, for example, in one simple step! Devlounge explains how to transform your text with text-transform.

Reading these types of articles always provides a great incentive to try something new in my projects. Often, the project deadline gets in the way but I try and do something different in my style sheet if I possibly can… and if it makes sense for the client’s website requirements of course!

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  • 01 Jun 2009 15:22:58

    Nice – I like the sticky footer – I’ve often wondered about that.

  • 02 Jun 2009 09:15:45

    I agree reading these articles are always great to read, I find that CSS is the best way to make websites

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