Plagiarism Today has published an interesting CCS technique to counter or at least frustrate anyone who is scraping your site. Check out the article Using CSS to Thwart Content Theft.

Jonathan Bailey of the Blog Herald has written and excellent article about some of the issues to consider when looking of a host in 10 Rules for Finding Good Domain Hosting

Vitaly Friedman & Sven Lennartz have listed their Top Ten Web Typography Sins

Sitepoint CSS Reference is a new reference collection of articles. What is CSS? Is particularly well done

CSS Showcase Galleries

CSS Zen Garden
CSS Drive
CSS Vault
CSS Elite
CSS Beauty
CSS Mania
CSS Import

You will be on overload if you manage to browse this list that Jessica Hupp has put together. Inspiration Overload: 100 CSS Galleries You Need to Check Out. Over morning coffee for the next two weeks I might be able to finish looking at the sites listed but the one I have managed to browse have been great.

CSS Juice has produced a useful list of 20 Popular CSS Online Tools and Generators

Over on Nettuts is a list of Solving 5 Common CSS Headaches written by Jeffrey Way

CSS Reference sites.

All CSS Properties Listed Alphabetically

CSS2 Reference from W3 Schools.com

CSS Properties provided by html dog

CSS Cheat Sheets

Sitepoint CSS Reference is a new reference collection of articles. What is CSS? Is particularly well done and since it answers the question so well I will be pointing my students to it. They have recently released their Sitepoint HTML reference too

I am off for a the easter weekend break and a few days after that too. I wil be back here mid next week.

Design galleries are great if you are feeling stale and in need of a dash of inspiration. I am great believer in feeding the eyes in order to stimulate creative activity. Design galleries are also great way to promote your work.

This Great Web Design Gallery Roundup includes the main collections on the web and provides a handy table so you can see at a glance if they have thumbs, are dated, rated allow comments, have annoying advertising, accept submissions, is searchable, is browsable, allows other content or has an RSS feed.

Understanding CSS Colour modes by Killan Valkhof clearly explains the various colour notation methods used in hexadecimal, RGB and html keywords.  After explaining how these methods work and why, Killan goes on to explain changes in the notation methods which describe features like opacity since CSS 2 and 3 add these options to the mix. It’s an excellent article that does not get bogged down and worth reading to clarify some of these issues.

CSS Juice has produced a useful list of 20 Popular CSS Online Tools and Generators

All these tools are selected due to the design and popularity. And there are some tools are out of the list as the poor site design or similarity. The list is separated with “CSS Formatter and Optimizer”, “CSS Layout and Menu Generator” and “Miscellaneous Tools”.

The CSS slicing guide is a tutorial on how to slice your templates into a sliced and coded XHTML and CSS valid web page.

Unlike other tutorials that show you how to do this using Photoshop or ImageReady and taking it to Dreamweaver, this tutorial demonstrates how to do it in code. It is clearly written and each area of the web page is covered and instructions delivered in a step by step manner making it useful to beginners as well as those with a little more experience.

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