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What are the best css designs?

Oddly enough, I found it difficult, using Google, to find a list of
best-of sites based on the quality of their css packages.

So I'd ask. Does anyone know of particularly good sites which are in
good measure because of their creative and useful css designs? I'm
aware of Zen Garden and a few others. So don't bother with those. And
I hope I don't get replies from people with a 'tin ear' and no design
sense. Good sites. Good pages. That's what I'm asking about - not
mediocre stuff.
Jul 20 '05 #1
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Mark Johnson wrote:
Oddly enough, I found it difficult, using Google, to find a list of
best-of sites based on the quality of their css packages.


Can you define 'best'? What quality aspects are you looking for? How do
you measure those?

--

Barbara

http://home.wanadoo.nl/b.de.zoete/html/weblog.html
http://home.wanadoo.nl/b.de.zoete/html/webontwerp.html

Jul 20 '05 #2
Mark Johnson wrote:
Oddly enough, I found it difficult, using Google, to find a list of
best-of sites based on the quality of their css packages.


Can you define 'best'? What quality aspects are you looking for? How do
you measure those?

--

Barbara

http://home.wanadoo.nl/b.de.zoete/html/weblog.html
http://home.wanadoo.nl/b.de.zoete/html/webontwerp.html

Jul 20 '05 #3
Mark Johnson <10*******@comp userve.com> wrote:
Oddly enough, I found it difficult, using Google, to find a list of
best-of sites based on the quality of their css packages.
What's a "css package"?
So I'd ask. Does anyone know of particularly good sites which are in
good measure because of their creative and useful css designs?
A good design is a good design regardless of the technology used to
create it. A site that uses html and css properly gains no design
advantages, it improves the structure and usability.
I'm
aware of Zen Garden and a few others. So don't bother with those. And
I hope I don't get replies from people with a 'tin ear' and no design
sense. Good sites. Good pages. That's what I'm asking about - not
mediocre stuff.


I sense that you are doubtful about css's capability to replace
presentational html without loss of design options. The designer
participation in these groups is very low (~0), so this is probably not
a good place to ask. Asking in a place where designers hang out isn't
likely to yield better results because designers rarely use html and css
properly.

Links I stole from brucie:

css tutorials and other fun 'n giggly css stuff:
http://www.css.nu/
http://www.mako4css.com/
http://www.richinstyle.com/
http://www.blazonry.com/css/
http://www.w3schools.com/css/
http://www.websitetips.com/css/
http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/
http://www.pageresource.com/dhtml/indexcss.htm
http://www.climbtothestars.org/coding/cssbasic/
http://www.htmlcenter.com/tutorials/index.cfm/css/
http://www.freewebmastertips.com/php...nt.php3?aid=48
http://www.canit.se/~griffon/web/wri...ylesheets.html
http://www.utoronto.ca/ian/books/xht...pt/css-4a.html
http://idm.internet.com/articles/200...utorial1a.html
http://www.greytower.net/en/archive/.../tsutsumi.html
http://www.westciv.com.au/style_mast.../css_tutorial/
http://webmonkey.com/authoring/style...tutorial1.html

layout examples:
http://www.glish.com/css/
http://www.csszengarden.com/
http://www.wannabegirl.org/css/
http://tantek.com/CSS/Examples/
http://www.saila.com/usage/layouts/
http://www.bluerobot.com/web/layouts/
http://www.benmeadowcroft.com/webdev/
http://nemesis1.f2o.org/templates.php
http://www.xs4all.nl/~apple77/columns/
http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/
http://www.htmler.org/tutorials/3/1.html
http://css.nu/articles/floating-boxes.html
http://webhost.bridgew.edu/etribou/layouts/
http://www.roguelibrarian.com/lj/index.html
http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=CssLayouts
http://ecoculture.com/styleguide/r/rollovers.html
http://thenoodleincident.com/tutoria...son/index.html
http://www.webreference.com/authorin...yout/advanced/

some sites using css layouts:
http://www.inc.com/
http://www.wired.com/
http://www.opera.com/
http://www.kitty5.com/
http://www.cinnamon.nl/
http://msn.espn.go.com/
http://www.virtuelvis.com/
http://www.emptybottle.org/
http://www.fastcompany.com/
http://www.littleyellowdifferent.com/

rounded corners:
http://www.albin.net/CSS/roundedCorners/
http://www.webweaver.org/dan/css/corners/
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/customcorners/
http://www.guyfisher.com/builder/workshop/css/corners/

slants: http://www.infimum.dk/HTML/slantinfo.html
lists: http://www.alistapart.com/stories/taminglists/
pure css menus: http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/menus/demo.html
Fast rollovers: http://www.pixy.cz/blogg/clanky/cssnopreloadrollovers/

centering thingys
http://dorward.me.uk/www/centre/
http://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/center.html
http://www.student.oulu.fi/~laurirai/www/css/middle/

master compatibility charts:
http://centricle.com/ref/css/filters/
http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/css/index.html
http://macedition.com/cb/resources/a...sssupport.html
old:
http://www.immix.net/html/CSSGuide.htm
http://devedge.netscape.com/library/...3/css-support/

hiding CSS from crappy browsers:
http://diveintomark.org/safari/csshacks/
http://www.ericmeyeroncss.com/bonus/trick-hide.html
http://www.w3development.de/css/hide_css_from_browsers/

css checkers:
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/csscheck/

cascading style sheets, level 1 specification
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1
cascading style sheets, level 2 specification
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/

--
Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #4
Mark Johnson <10*******@comp userve.com> wrote:
Oddly enough, I found it difficult, using Google, to find a list of
best-of sites based on the quality of their css packages.
What's a "css package"?
So I'd ask. Does anyone know of particularly good sites which are in
good measure because of their creative and useful css designs?
A good design is a good design regardless of the technology used to
create it. A site that uses html and css properly gains no design
advantages, it improves the structure and usability.
I'm
aware of Zen Garden and a few others. So don't bother with those. And
I hope I don't get replies from people with a 'tin ear' and no design
sense. Good sites. Good pages. That's what I'm asking about - not
mediocre stuff.


I sense that you are doubtful about css's capability to replace
presentational html without loss of design options. The designer
participation in these groups is very low (~0), so this is probably not
a good place to ask. Asking in a place where designers hang out isn't
likely to yield better results because designers rarely use html and css
properly.

Links I stole from brucie:

css tutorials and other fun 'n giggly css stuff:
http://www.css.nu/
http://www.mako4css.com/
http://www.richinstyle.com/
http://www.blazonry.com/css/
http://www.w3schools.com/css/
http://www.websitetips.com/css/
http://www.htmlhelp.com/reference/css/
http://www.pageresource.com/dhtml/indexcss.htm
http://www.climbtothestars.org/coding/cssbasic/
http://www.htmlcenter.com/tutorials/index.cfm/css/
http://www.freewebmastertips.com/php...nt.php3?aid=48
http://www.canit.se/~griffon/web/wri...ylesheets.html
http://www.utoronto.ca/ian/books/xht...pt/css-4a.html
http://idm.internet.com/articles/200...utorial1a.html
http://www.greytower.net/en/archive/.../tsutsumi.html
http://www.westciv.com.au/style_mast.../css_tutorial/
http://webmonkey.com/authoring/style...tutorial1.html

layout examples:
http://www.glish.com/css/
http://www.csszengarden.com/
http://www.wannabegirl.org/css/
http://tantek.com/CSS/Examples/
http://www.saila.com/usage/layouts/
http://www.bluerobot.com/web/layouts/
http://www.benmeadowcroft.com/webdev/
http://nemesis1.f2o.org/templates.php
http://www.xs4all.nl/~apple77/columns/
http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/
http://www.htmler.org/tutorials/3/1.html
http://css.nu/articles/floating-boxes.html
http://webhost.bridgew.edu/etribou/layouts/
http://www.roguelibrarian.com/lj/index.html
http://css-discuss.incutio.com/?page=CssLayouts
http://ecoculture.com/styleguide/r/rollovers.html
http://thenoodleincident.com/tutoria...son/index.html
http://www.webreference.com/authorin...yout/advanced/

some sites using css layouts:
http://www.inc.com/
http://www.wired.com/
http://www.opera.com/
http://www.kitty5.com/
http://www.cinnamon.nl/
http://msn.espn.go.com/
http://www.virtuelvis.com/
http://www.emptybottle.org/
http://www.fastcompany.com/
http://www.littleyellowdifferent.com/

rounded corners:
http://www.albin.net/CSS/roundedCorners/
http://www.webweaver.org/dan/css/corners/
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/customcorners/
http://www.guyfisher.com/builder/workshop/css/corners/

slants: http://www.infimum.dk/HTML/slantinfo.html
lists: http://www.alistapart.com/stories/taminglists/
pure css menus: http://www.meyerweb.com/eric/css/edge/menus/demo.html
Fast rollovers: http://www.pixy.cz/blogg/clanky/cssnopreloadrollovers/

centering thingys
http://dorward.me.uk/www/centre/
http://www.w3.org/Style/Examples/007/center.html
http://www.student.oulu.fi/~laurirai/www/css/middle/

master compatibility charts:
http://centricle.com/ref/css/filters/
http://www.blooberry.com/indexdot/css/index.html
http://macedition.com/cb/resources/a...sssupport.html
old:
http://www.immix.net/html/CSSGuide.htm
http://devedge.netscape.com/library/...3/css-support/

hiding CSS from crappy browsers:
http://diveintomark.org/safari/csshacks/
http://www.ericmeyeroncss.com/bonus/trick-hide.html
http://www.w3development.de/css/hide_css_from_browsers/

css checkers:
http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator/
http://www.htmlhelp.com/tools/csscheck/

cascading style sheets, level 1 specification
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS1
cascading style sheets, level 2 specification
http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/

--
Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #5
Mark Johnson wrote:
Does anyone know of particularly good sites which are in good measure
because of their creative and useful css designs?
Well, most of the regulars here use css for presentation on their
projects. More than a few use css exclusively for presentation, and use
(x)html strict for markup. So you can always see what they're doing on
their sites.
I hope I don't get replies from people with a 'tin ear' and no design
sense.
For the most part, we're not graphic designers.
Good sites. Good pages. That's what I'm asking about - not mediocre
stuff.


Obviously, noone can have any idea what you consider mediocre. I'm
afraid you'll have to do the work of investigating pages and deciding
for yourself what merits imitation and what merits ignoring.

--
Brian (remove "invalid" from my address to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #6
Mark Johnson wrote:
Does anyone know of particularly good sites which are in good measure
because of their creative and useful css designs?
Well, most of the regulars here use css for presentation on their
projects. More than a few use css exclusively for presentation, and use
(x)html strict for markup. So you can always see what they're doing on
their sites.
I hope I don't get replies from people with a 'tin ear' and no design
sense.
For the most part, we're not graphic designers.
Good sites. Good pages. That's what I'm asking about - not mediocre
stuff.


Obviously, noone can have any idea what you consider mediocre. I'm
afraid you'll have to do the work of investigating pages and deciding
for yourself what merits imitation and what merits ignoring.

--
Brian (remove "invalid" from my address to email me)
http://www.tsmchughs.com/
Jul 20 '05 #7
Spartanicus <me@privacy.net > wrote:
participatio n in these groups is very low (~0), so this is probably not
a good place to ask. Asking in a place where designers hang out isn't
likely to yield better results because designers rarely use html and css
properly.
I was inspired by the Zen Garden stuff, for example. Do they just do
it all wrong, as it were?
Links I stole from brucie:


I'll definitely look over 'brucie's websites and page links.

Jul 20 '05 #8
Spartanicus <me@privacy.net > wrote:
participatio n in these groups is very low (~0), so this is probably not
a good place to ask. Asking in a place where designers hang out isn't
likely to yield better results because designers rarely use html and css
properly.
I was inspired by the Zen Garden stuff, for example. Do they just do
it all wrong, as it were?
Links I stole from brucie:


I'll definitely look over 'brucie's websites and page links.

Jul 20 '05 #9
Mark Johnson <10*******@comp userve.com> wrote:
participati on in these groups is very low (~0), so this is probably not
a good place to ask. Asking in a place where designers hang out isn't
likely to yield better results because designers rarely use html and css
properly.


I was inspired by the Zen Garden stuff, for example. Do they just do
it all wrong, as it were?


If you mean designers, then I'd say most don't know and/or care for
issues like structure, accessability and usability. They typically only
care about design. Accessability, structure and usability are typically
the domain of coders, coders in turn mostly don't know much about
design.

The trick is to pair a designer and a coder. Training a designer to work
with the strengths of the medium (fluidity etc.) is the hard bit.

--
Spartanicus
Jul 20 '05 #10

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