Topic: CSS

CSS Quick Tip: Custom Text Selection Color

CSS Quick Tip: Custom Text Selection Color

Published September 17, 2013 by Brad Knutson

We often take for granted the background color and text color of highlighted text on our web pages. It’s nearly always a blue background with white text. But that is so boring…what if we wanted to change it? Guess what? You can! I used this technique on a recent project of mine, which you can […]

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Published September 3, 2013 by Brad Knutson

When I first started college, I had every intention of becoming an Actuary and holding a fancy corporate job wearing suits and working on the 42nd floor of some high rise in a major city. 4 years of college later and I only recently realized that I could have saved a lot of money and […]

CSS Background Animation

CSS Background Animation

Published August 12, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I remember the first time I saw a website with a moving background image. It immediately caught my eye, and I wasn’t able to focus on anything else on the page. It was so new…so cool…it was something I had never seen before. At the time that I first saw a moving background, the website […]

CSS Sliding Underline

Sliding CSS Underline

Published August 7, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’ve seen a few blogs that use a neat effect that is only starting to be utilized around the web – underlines with CSS transitions. We’ve all seen sites that have navigation menus with underlines that fade in and fade out on hover, but what about other animations? What about moving, or sliding, underlines? It […]

Creating a Popup Email Subscription Form with jQuery

Popup Email Subscription Form with jQuery

Published July 31, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Email subscription fields and forms are a great idea in theory, but unless you have thousands of daily visitors to your site, you probably aren’t getting the subscription numbers you want. It’s more likely that only a small percentage of your visitors will see your email subscription call-to-action and actually go through with it. One […]

Curved Text with CSS and jQuery

Curved Text with CSS and jQuery

Published July 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

Web design has advanced at an alarming pace over the last handful of years. We’re leaps and bounds ahead of where we were ten years ago. Things that once seemed impossible are now prevalent on even the newest designers and developers sites. It’s kind of crazy when you think about it. Things that used to […]

CSS Social Ribbons

CSS Social Ribbons

Published July 1, 2013 by Brad Knutson

The ability to create ribbons with 100% CSS has always fascinated me. Any time I can reduce HTTP requests on a web page I’m all for it. Ribbons are used in print design frequently, and are making a strong push in web design. On top of that, I’ve always liked Icon Fonts. Creating scalable vector […]

Spice Up Web Design with Google Fonts

Google Web Fonts

Published June 30, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I come across a lot of really well designed sites. Most of these sites are on the cutting edge of web design, using the latest in CSS and HTML5 to produce beautiful websites. One thing that sets sites apart is the font they use. The problem is when you find a really great looking font […]

CSS Notepad Paper

CSS Notepad Paper

Published June 17, 2013 by Brad Knutson

I’ve been on a bit of a CSS kick lately, and been looking at a lot of “CSS only” examples. There is so much that you can accomplish with CSS. With the rise of mobile users, and the ever increasing screen resolution, making web pages that are built for higher resolution devices is becoming more […]

CSS Sliding Menu

CSS Sliding Menu

Published June 16, 2013 by Brad Knutson

In my previous blog post, I discussed how to make a CSS-only accordion. Shortly thereafter I was building a WordPress theme based on the twentytwelve theme and structure. If you’re familiar with the twentytwelve theme, you know that it is responsive out of the box. For smaller screen widths, the navigation menu disappears altogether and […]

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