CSS, short for Cascading Style Sheets, is a language used to control the presentation (including colors, layout, and fonts) of HTML and XHTML documents.

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How to show a preview thumbnail on Facebook of a imageless website?

I have recently designed a website with no img tags, only one big fat CSS sprite with everything in it. Though, when I try to publish that website on Facebook, it won't show a preview thumbnail — ...
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Mobile Web Site Templates

Is there any web site that you can recommend in which I can find premium (beautiful looking and professional) web site designs(themes) specific for mobile web sites? (paid or free)
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Fonts: Is changing the default font a good practice?

I've searched PW, but I saw that no one has asked specifically yet. Is changing the default font a good practice for the main body font? What are the pros and cons to using different fonts? This ...
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Should I work on CSS or apps first?

I am working on my own website for my business, and I need to contract out some assistance. For example, I have the site looking pretty good on Firefox, but it needs help on other browsers. I also ...
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Slideshows in elastic or fluid layouts?

I'm building a new WordPress TwentyTen child theme using the ElastiCSS framework ( http://elasticss.com/ ) and am trying to figure out the best way of using some sort of dynamic content slideshow. ...
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Which web design site discussed embedding single characters like & using base64?

I'm looking for a well known article site on site design which made an article about embedding just a single character (in this case, '&') from a font to save load times. I believe the site used ...
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Centring an HTML element relative to its parent when its width is greater than its parent [closed]

I mocked up my intended outcome. So the blue element is the main content of the website and the yellow element represents something like a diagram or an image that has a greater width than the blue ...
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CSS only rounded corners in IE8? [closed]

Is it possible to get rounded corners in IE8 using only CSS? If so, how?
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How do I replicate this effect?

How does the BBC News website create the changing colour effect you get if you roll over their most popular stories on this webpage http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12336381 (see bottom right)
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CSS/HTML element formatting template

I'm trying to locate an HTML template that shows all the elements in HTML, so that the basic aspects of typography, colour schemes, margins and so on can be applied to it using CSS. Those styles can ...
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The Joomla 'create a template' tutorial

I've recently downloaded Joomla using an instant download option, and now I'm looking to create my own templates. I went to http://www.siteground.com/tutorials/joomla15/joomla_create_template.htm and ...
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Turn off opacity [closed]

I got the following layout: body -> wrapper -> container Body has a background image, wrapper got this css: #wrapper { padding: 40px; width: 768px; background: #ffffff; opacity: ...
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<a> link color CSS not working for Chrome/Firefox/IE/Safari etc [closed]

Here is my site: http://dosrevival.com I can't seem to get the links to stop turning purple after being clicked in Chrome and IE (works in some Firefox versions?!?). In my CSS file I'm changing the ...
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From .psd to working HTML and CSS

I am not much of a designer. My strength lies in coding. That said, I'm often forced into the role of "The Man," responsible for all aspects of site creation. So, that said I'm wondering if the ...
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Can anyone list some real examples of 'HTML5' being used in the wild?

I am using HTML5 in the same way everyone seems to be using it these days, meaning: HTML5 tags, Canvas / 3D / javascript and CSS3. I am struggling to find examples of sites that are using these ...
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Problem with getting footer down [closed]

I used the method described in this article to get my footer down. Worked beautifully, except it floats ~3 pixels above the bottom of the page: http://nclabs.org/screenshots/1295742373.png How can I ...
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Misalignment of Facebook & Twitter buttons

Here's a minimal example of my problem. It contains two buttons, from twitter and from facebook. What I'm observing in Firefox 3.5.15 is: While the page is loading, the buttons are more or less ...
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cannot horizontally center fixed width div in IE [closed]

I am creating a template for a website. The example is at Framework Login Page The main CSS sheet is at: master.css I am trying to center the main parent div. I am using #body { width: 100%; ...
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Why do characters display funny in <input type=“password”>?

I have the following HTML and css <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <style type="text/css"> #test { font-family:helvetica; color:#000; font-size:10px; } ...
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Change CSS EMs to Percentage Automatically

I cheated on a small site I was working on and used a site builder (Web Dwarf by Virtual Mechanics) to save time. I didn't realize it at the time, but this builder specifies the width, height and ...
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How to make textarea look like notebook? [closed]

I want the user to feel like they are writing on notebook paper while inputting into a textarea. How may I do this?
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look and feel of html5 applications?

Where can I find a theme kit to use for my websites, to skin them as html5 applications... Sorry, I dunno how to explain myself.. I see this style in new web applications:
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jQuery Vertical Tabbed Content [closed]

I need some kind of vertical tabs for switching content. You can find such tabs at microsoft.com (under main large banner). The main problem that I saw such tutorial recently but I forgot to bookmark ...
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PSD to CSS Service [closed]

Does any one here recommend online services where I can have my PSD (or other image format) design sent and they give me the HTML+CSS of it? I saw a few of those on the internet, but I am looking for ...
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Should layout be solely based on CSS?

Is it a good sign if your website looks like a plaintext file with hyperlinks when the stylesheet is disabled?
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Embedded fonts with polish characters

There are many font banks out there. But where I can fonts with polish characters ?
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Making headers readable on a multi colored background

So the client wants a multi-colored background (think 4 colors of paint splats randomly all over the page. Because of this the headers are a bit hard to read. I've currently got them set up as black ...
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Symbol fonts using in page design

I wonder if it's safe to use font-face with special dingbats fonts. What are good dingbats that you can recommend to use this way? What are the tips and tricks? Thanks.
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Are CSS sprites bad for SEO?

Nowadays often what was accomplished with an <img> tag is now done with something like a <div> with a CSS background image set using a CSS 'sprite' and an offset. I was wondering what ...
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html/css vs CMS

I am currently a CS student and an aspiring programmer/web developer. I am wondering whether it is worth taking the time to master html and css to make websites when these CMS services/wysiwyg editors ...
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SEO and browser compatibility differences for headings <H1> though <H9>

We all know the importance and significance of Headings for Professional Webmasters. These were known for professional developers as: <h1>Heading 1</h1>, and H2 through H6. As a daring ...
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What are average advertising banner widths?

Many websites have advertising, do people know what the general/average/standard width of advertising areas and banner widths are? Thanks in advance
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CSS3 Validation: Is it worth it?

I'm currently building a project, and I'm writing the site using HTML5 and CSS3. I have validated the HTML and it passed first time (very pleased as it was my first time coding HTML5!). And then I ...
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background css help [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: image behind adsense i have a google ad, where i want to place an image, i tired the css, but the image is not coming properly, my google ad size is height=280, ...
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Are HTML tables bad for SEO?

A lot of designers discourage the use of tables but I have a layout where I'll use more div structure to achieve something made simple with a table.. Are tables bad for search engines? edit: I will ...
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Make content area appear on the right of the menu_bar [closed]

This is my css code, i would like to make the content_area come to the right of the menu_bar, at the moment it comes at the bottom of the menu_bar body{ color:#000000; font-family: arial, ...
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Make the content area div come next the menu bar [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Make content area appear on the right of the menu_bar The following is the code i have written, this is the CSS part of it body{ color:#000000; font-family: arial, san ...
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image behind adsense

i want to have an image behind my google adsense just like the below image but when i tried the following css L{ background: transparent url("http://www.triphp.com/images/adback.png") repeat-x ...
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How can i style a link and a submit button the same way [closed]

I'm currently in css form hell on my website. I'd like to skin the submit button and the cancel link so they look the same. I tried to use two buttons to make it easier but since their behavior is ...
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How to Conditionally Load @Font-Faces via CSS3? [closed]

Curerntly, when you use a beautiful font, like for example the multiligual Calibri fotn (a win7 font), then it even downloads eventhough a user has the font already installed, when i use the following ...
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Can't center a ul with css [closed]

Guys I'm trying to center this simple ul here. Any idea on whats wrong ? Css: ul { margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; } li { display: inline; background-color: gray; color: ...
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Trouble with my website and IE7

Sorry I'm new here but I have a serious problem: I changed the CSS style sheet for IE7 for my site, but now when using IE7 it has no graphics and all of the scripts code is printed. I have tried ...
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What do you think is a possessional looking font for a web application

I am creating a website / web application where companies can do there accounting. It is sort of a alternative to the regular desktop accounting program. I want the application to have a look and ...
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How to support tableless columns with WYSIWYG editor?

On the front page of a site I'm working on there's a small slideshow. It's not for pictures in particular, any content can go in, and I'm currently setting up the editing interface for the client. I'd ...
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Applying a CSS style to drop-down list

I have a PHP function to display all my custom taxonomies in a drop-down list, but I don't like the drop down menu style. I want to change the look of it. How can I customize its look?
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How to style a div on the home page like a blog post [closed]

I have a theme. Because I don't have a static home page, a list of my latest posts is my home page. I want to add a drop-down box which I have coded on my starting home page which should remain ...
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Using @import in CSS files

OK, I get it, CSS files should be grouped to reduce HTTP requests. My question is whether the @import method does a good work? Also, can I somehow group print and screen stylesheets?
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Recommend me a CSS/JS compressor

There are scripts to compress CSS on-demand like these. Have you stumbled upon something similar for javascripts? Also, any recommendations regarding CSS and JS compression are more than welcome. ...
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CSS equal height divs with padding

I have been using this technique before to get equal column heights #page-wrap { overflow: hidden;} .page-left, .page-right{float: left; width: 435px; margin-bottom: -5000px; padding-bottom: 5000px; ...
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Why aren't we supposed to use <table> in a design?

What are some clear and logical reasons for why we shouldn't be designing websites with tables? Where are the benefits, what has been driving this idea in the industry? When is it okay to use a table? ...