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January 18th, 2013

CSS Clip Property Explained

It wasn’t until recently that I became curious with the Clip property in CSS. It’s not a commonly used property and I think part of the reason may be due to some misunderstanding on how to use it. I must say it’s one of the less intuitive properties to use but not that difficult once […]

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January 9th, 2012

Custom WordPress Login – Part 2

In case you missed the first part of this unexpected series, check out Customize your WordPress Login page from a few months ago. Those instructions are still valid, the only thing we are doing different is adjusting the stylesheet. The release of WordPress 3.3, like all WordPress updates, brought a lot of good new features. […]

Filed in CSS, Development, WordPress

February 11th, 2011

Customize your WordPress login page

You may be surprised to find out that you can customize the WordPress login screen. Maybe you knew this already, but did you know how easy it is? In fact all you need is a function in your functions.php file and a new stylesheet. Of course just a few small touches can make it even […]

Filed in CSS, Design, Development, Social Media, WordPress

November 9th, 2010

Vertical Alignment with CSS

I’ve been using CSS and non-table based layouts for about 5 years now and until recently one thing I had never had a consistent solution for was centering objects vertically. Either it didn’t come up often in designs, we purposely went around it or, if forced to, used some hacky solution. I finally decided it […]

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July 6th, 2010

Web Typography: 3 Choices

For all of the advancements in web design and development, one problem has remained: the inability to easily incorporate real fonts into websites. It’s frustrating for designers because they want to make a visually inspiring site and don’t want to be shackled by the ‘web-friendly’ fonts such as Arial, Verdana, Times New Roman, Courier, Comic […]

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May 13th, 2007

Margins and Leading (Good ol' Whitespace)

Margins and leading (line-height for those who prefer CSS) are two things that can be an afterthought when it comes to implementing a design. I know of plenty of times when I’d be integrating a site and give little thought to the line height or the margins in certain areas. But, time passes and I’ve […]

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