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Responsive web design on the “frontend” vs “backend”?

Apparently there are two ways you can do responsive web design. I'm not sure how to call the two methods but let's just say they are frontend and backend: By frontend I mean, the usual way where the ...
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1answer
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Which online test should I take or any method to know, how much knowledge I acquire as web designer? [closed]

Which online test should I take or any method to know, how much knowledge I acquire as web designer? Both. 1. Practical knowledge & 2.theoretical knowledge.
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185 views

Three-Column Gallery Layout [closed]

I've been trying to do the following 2 things, but have been unsuccessful. I know they're really simple, but I just can't seem to get them to work. Here's the website I started coding today. 1) I'm ...
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686 views

Two column layout: table or CSS?

I'm making a site with two columns. Either of the columns can be larger than the other and they have different backgrounds. My problem in trying to do it with CSS with the clearfix trick, is that ...
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1answer
146 views

I am done with html and css, NOW, what tools should I start with? [closed]

I am done with html and css, NOW, what tools should I start with? Shall I start with Adobe CS3 OR Adobe CS4 OR Adobe CS5 Please let know. I am just confused. Thanks :)
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1answer
416 views

Background image strategies for a curved background

How would you handle a background image for a web page with a curve like the one below? Normally, I take a thin image and repeat it along the x-axis, but the curve negates that strategy as one side is ...
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4answers
3k views

Good free CSS Sprite for icons

I am working on a small project where I need some of the basic icons: edit, favorite, delete. You know them. Now i can download them all seperate, and put them together in a sprite, but I was ...
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532 views

Can you make total height for a 3-div-sandwhich equal 100% if top & bottom divs are in pixels? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Any problems with DIVs inside a table cell? Ok so I've got a header and a footer with absolute positioning and heights of 144px. The content div in the middle area needs ...
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3answers
157 views

Tools for designing CSS layouts

Could you please advise me the tools that can draw images like this or this serving as a design for CSS layout?
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2answers
248 views

black background & white letters or white background & black letters?

What is better for user? The site has a lot of text to read and I would like to make it as user friendly as possible.
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3answers
891 views

Why do all of the various design grids neglect horizontal spacing?

Whether its 960grid or Fluid or 9/12/16/20 column grid systems...they all factor in vertical spacing but never horizontal spacing. Granted we view sites top-to-bottom so we don't necessarily design ...
4
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3answers
181 views

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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5answers
3k views

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? ...
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What font technique is being used here?

While I was attending this event (http://worldtour.fogcreek.com/) I noticed this page had custom fonts for the Address part in the top left corner (i.e "Fog Creek Software 55 Broadway Fl 55....") When ...
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1answer
163 views

Is there a way to limit the horizational flex of a fluid CSS layout?

Example: Currently it does this: <--> Want it to do this: <--|-|--> Meaning the core never gets smaller than say 900px, but the core stretches on forever if it's bigger than 900px. Note, ...
2
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1answer
480 views

What are examples of high-volume websites with fixed, proportional, fluid, and hybrid layouts?

For example, Amazon.com I believe would be an example of a hybrid-fluid-fixed. Really have no idea what an example of a purely proportional layout would be. Types of Webpage Layouts are, per ...
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4answers
9k views

How do you save/export changes made in Firebug?

Using Firebug to edit CSS, how do I save/export changes made to the CSS? TOOLS: Firefox, Firebug MAJOR UPDATE: If you know of a way to lock the forward/back/refresh on a FireFox tab, please let me ...
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2answers
1k views

Top and bottom gradient using CSS

I have a background that has a top and bottom gradient and I want it to show on a container layer. The problem is the bottom gradient since it has to appear at the very end of the container div. Any ...
2
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1answer
128 views

How can I get this effect (lines in an input)?

How can I get this effect (lines in an input)?
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1answer
716 views

What's the pro/cons of Adobe TypeKit API? Any best practices?

With all the Open Source fonts I have available, and I can download them via the CSS font directive, what's the benefit of the TypeKit API? Are there drawbacks of this? How does it work technically? ...
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331 views

As a non-designer what are some good sites/books/tutorials for learning web design?

My graphics skills are seriously lacking. I can see when something looks nice and when it doesn't but have a hard time coming up with anything myself given a blank slate. What should I do?