This is the blog of Adam Kalsey. Unusual depth and complexity. Rich, full body with a hint of nutty earthiness.
Automatically highlight the form fields on your web page.
Beautiful and useful signage.
How to keep CSS tabs from wrapping to multiple lines.
You would think that a newspaper would know something about readability, but the Boston Globe is proving otherwise with their Web site.
OSCommerce button set
A replacement set of buttons for OSCommerce
Do you know how to combine tables and CSS layout effectively?
Outline numbering can be accomplished on the Web by using nested ordered lists and a bit of CSS.
More standards sites
Zeldman lists some larger commercial sites that were designed with Web standards.
A year ago it was notable when a company redesigned with Web standards. Now it...
Rounded corners in CSS
There lots of ways to create rounded corners with CSS, but they always require lots of complex HTML and CSS. This is simpler.
CSS dotted borders in IE
One of the many irritating things about CSS support in Internet Explorer is that it incorrectly shows dashed borders instead of dotted borders. Here’s how you can fix that.
Simplifying the web, one step at a time
Some things in Web design are too complex. They make a site hard to build, hard to use, and hard to maintain. So I’m simplifying the everyday components of a Web site and writing case studies and examples in a new feature called Simplified.
When does emulating Amazon’s user experience become copying?
Let it go
Netscape 4 is six years old.
Rounded tab corners
Jemima Pereira has added rounded corners to my CSS tabs code. By opening the code, it was made stronger. That’s the value of open source.
Zeldman likes it
Jeffrey Zeldman has proclaimed my CSS tabs "Best CSS tabs ever." That’s high praise indeed.
CSS tabs with Submenus
Accomplishing tabbed menus with submenus using only CSS and semanticly-correct HTML.
Cingular Wireless is now using CSS for their site layout.
IE6 CSS bug
Working around yet another Internet Explorer CSS bug and other frustrations.
The web isn't print
The web isn’t print. Don’t use popular print conventions like columnular layouts on a Web page.
Another reason for favicons
Including a favicon for your site makes it easier for people using tabbed browsers.
If you want your customers to have confidence in your company, make sure your site is well-designed.
Commercial CSS layout
Here’s a couple of large-scale Web sites that use CSS instead of tables for layout. Do you know of others?
Embrace the medium
The Web is different than print, television, or any other medium. To be successful, designers must embrace those differences.
Search box patterns
A thorough analysis of search interfaces.
Another list of design patterns
More on design patterns.
Does Flash help?
In New Architect’s Why DHTML Will Win, Steven Champeon asks of Flash, "When was the...
IBM has an interesting set of patterns for developing Web applications. The site presents a...
Writting helpful error messages
The job of an error message is to inform the user of a problem and...
Dartmouth’s Web teaching site has a 20 page Word Document describing specific guidelines for creating...
Design patterns are familiar conventions that get used in interactive design. A progress bar is...
CSS browser extensions
If you use CSS in your Web site, grab the IE extensions that allow you...
What does a Web designer need to know?