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CSS, short for Cascading Style Sheets, is a language used to control the presentation of HTML and XHTML documents.

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iPad/iPhone alternative for hover states

I've recently updated my personal portfolio with some CSS3 and jQuery magic. I'm extremely pleased with the results and yes, it's fully responsive. But i have an issue. I've structured my portfolio ...
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What happens when the focus rectangle isn't clear?

I get a lot of clients that comment that the focus box isn't obvious enough in some browsers. Is it common and good practice to make it more obvious? If so, how exactly do people do this?
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How to align social buttons without losing vertical space?

I've add in some social buttons to one of our pages. I don't want to have to put them in a horizontal row because that'll push more products down below the fold. This is my idea so far: Close ...
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User Profile Dashboard Design [closed]

I am trying to create a user profile dashboard for an application I am building using CakePHP. However, I am struggling to wrap my brain around a good layout/design for it. Basically, I am looking to ...
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What are some things to consider when optimizing a web page for a projector? [closed]

I'm guessing I should plan for low resolution and big fonts? Any good examples out there?
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What are the rules of thumb for margins in web design?

My web designer tells me that in a web page, the empty margins or padding should always be multiples of a standard. For example 6 px, 12px, 18px. This should produce nicely balanced lay-outs. I would ...
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Default cursor on mouse over of a button is not a hand pointer

Why is the default cursor an arrow when you hover over an HTML <button>? I always thought that arrows let you select stuff, but hands let you execute an action. Since buttons execute actions, ...
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Recommended button sizes on web pages

What are the current usability guidelines for the size of buttons (or anything clickable) on web pages?
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One website for multiple client resolutions

I keep thinking that although creating a single website for multiple client resolutions or screen sizes might be hard work, it's far more maintainable than creating a separate website for each device ...
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Table usability/Readable font for a data table

What's the best font for a data table? Monospace is good but takes up more room, so you can't have as much whitespace between the items. Similarly, what are some good usability principles for data ...
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Improve the User Interface of Website [closed]

So I am using Visual Studio 2008, 3.5, with the basic toolkit provided. Now I have made the GUI with a lot of functionality but the design is very basic and looks too old. I need to give it ...
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XHTML / HTML / CSS or HTML5 and CSS3 [closed]

Should I learn HTML / XHTML / CSS first, or should I just dive into HTML5 and CSS3? I am a bit confused about this process. I do know basic HTML / CSS, but am planning on re-learning everything these ...
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How many CSS Files should there be for one website? [closed]

Well, the title is my question. I (the programmer) want exactly one for caching and compressing reasons but my designer keeps sending me separate files for each site. Maybe there's a designer point ...
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Bridging the gap between color palettes and CSS

I'm familiar with sites such as kuler, I'm well-versed in HTML/CSS/JavaScript (as a programmer), and I know what sort of content I want in my website. I can figure out how to lay out my content ...
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Mixing percent and fixed CSS [closed]

I cannot delete the question but I have moved it to SO: Should you ever apply percentage and fixed CSS together? Will it ...
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How to optimise the space used by tags in the right column of StackExchange sites?

In this meta question about what the StackExchange UI site should look like, I'm working on (read: messing around with) a design for the site. I'm using a web-based tool to edit the page's CSS, which ...
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What's the best way to design the web interface which runs the same on almost all resolutions?

With web pages, what's the CSS framework or any other idea, which may show the web pages the same way on almost all screen resolution using div?
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What is the best way to center images in websites? [closed]

Every time I work on a new project I do not have any problems to center the text using "text-align: center" to center the text, but I have never seen a similar code to center images so I always have ...
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box-shadow hover effect when box isn't necessarily clickable

It isn't a secret that giving the user feedback on a link hover (image swap/sprite, link color/decoration change, etc.) is a necessary practice for optimal UX. In's recent redesign, ...
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Do you consider the "960 Grid System" one of the "Holy Grails" of User Experience layouts? [closed]

Is there a "Holy Grail" of layout? I recently redesigned a website for a client (University of Connecticut Coop), where I happened upon a link in their old code to this article: "http://www....
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