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Web Style Guide

The Web Style Guide site houses an unabridged, online version of the third edition of Web Style Guide: Basic Design Principles for Creating Web Sites, by Patrick J. Lynch and Sarah Horton. You’ll find the complete text and illustrations from the printed book here under Web Style Guide Online.

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Code Beautifier

CSS Formatter and Optimiser based on csstidy 1.3. This is a great online tool for quickly compressing or formatting CSS code.

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The New W3C Site for Handheld Media

When the new W3C site design launched, I was glad to find that the redesign was able to set the bar a little higher for HTML and CSS development. I noticed that the site would switch stylesheets when resizing the browser window to a narrow width. I assumed that this was being accomplished with JavaScript. Not so.

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Don't Use @import

Steve Souders, on his High Performance Web Sites blog, advocates the use of the link element over the @import directive for including CSS stylesheets.

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jQuery Tools

The missing UI library for the web

jQuery Tools is a collection of the most important user-interface components for the web. These are tabs and accordions, tooltips, overlays, exposing effects and scrollables. This single JavaScript file weighs only 5.72 Kb.

Design

JQuery Tools Theme

This single page theme is powered by the lightweight and powerful jQuery Tools and should be a breeze to customize with your own content. The CSS is also minimalist and well organized in case you want to change the structure of your pages.

Design

960 Grid System

Nathan Smith introduced his 960 Grid System:

As you might have heard, I recently launched a site for the templates that I created to use in my personal and professional projects. For lack of a better name, and because the numerals made for a nice logo, I’ve decided to simply refer to it as the 960 Grid System.

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Symphony Forum

The online forum for Symphony users. Learn how to use Symphony and get involved with a growing community of developers who are using web standards to build their sites.

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A List Apart

Jefferey Zeldman’s online publication “For people who make websites”: A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

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CSS Zen Garden

The site that started it all for me: XHTML, CSS, Web Standards and the beauty of the separation of structure and presentation. The site was created by a good Canadian kid, Dave Shea of mezzoblue. The site has been such a phenomenon that it also has a companion book: The Zen of CSS Design.

Bauhouse Design

The Bauhouse is the digital sandbox and personal portfolio of Stephen Bau, Professional Member of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada.

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