CSS Sprite Generator Version 2.0

Ed and I have been busy updating the CSS Sprite Generator to improve it's output quality by using the Imagick library instead of GD and as a result this allows a much tighter control over the output. In the process of doing this we've fixed the large majority of all…

Bug: IE7 absolutely positioned italics

I recently discovered a rather bizarre bug that only seems to affect IE7. If you absolutely position italic text of any kind (text made italic through authors styling or something that is styled via the default browser stylesheet such as ems.) IE7 seems to screw up the rendering and ends…

CSS Drop Column Layout

Simon Collison posted an article about his new fixed width 3-column layout which is made possible with a dash of javascript to alter the layout based on the resolution of the client's window. For more on Simon's layout see this post. Tim referred to my site in the comments on…

Partial Image Replacement

Recently Tim was looking for opinions on the most semantic way to mark up the title and strapline of an author's website that he is working on. The text looked something like this; Stuart Colville, Author of "I'm a big fat monkey" (Note: this is a fictitious title)…

Beyond the graphical

Unless you've had your head firmly buried in the sand you are probably aware of the various CSS showcase sites on the internet. However, if you take a closer look at some of the sites featured on these showcases, you'll see that some of them fall short of a true…

Minor CSS Reboot

Ever since the May 1st Reboot I've wanted to change quite a lot about my site. This version has seen those changes implemented. Though at first it looks like not much has happened visually, quite a lot of changes have taken place in this revision. To make the most of…

Table showcase site

Chris Heilmann has come up with the great idea of a CSS table showcase to show off different table designs. Being the enthusiastic chap I am, I've contributed my own table design entitled 'Grey suits you sir!' I'm pretty sure this site will be a useful resource as it…

Classes on the body tag

In Doug Bowman's second @media presentation he mentioned utilising classes on the body element to be able to affect the layout of the entire page. This simple technique uses descendant selectors in such a way that an entire page layout can be altered by adding or changing a class applied…