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Can you learn to beautify websites?

I have been through a few HTML and CSS online courses and am able to build basic websites, but how do I learn to decide what I want them to look like? I am currently learning JavaScript online and from books but are there any online tutorials that can help me become more confident from a design point of view? [more inside]
posted by joboe on Aug 2, 2013 - 10 answers

tool to reblog and share a collection of web pages?

Is there a tool that will let me store/archive web pages or parts of web pages, and then create a little mini library of reblogged content along with navigation links? [more inside]
posted by incandescentman on May 21, 2013 - 6 answers

Is there a IrfanView alternative for Mac for a specific design task?

My WineBottler version of IrfanView has stopped working for some reason, I need this for just one task: Click and drag on a picture and get the X/Y coordinates of the selection and size in one quick view. An example: [more inside]
posted by ts;dr on Jan 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Responsive Email Template Resources?

Know of a good resource for mobile-friendly responsive email templates for html emails? [more inside]
posted by mgriffioen on Nov 30, 2012 - 2 answers

This gradient effect is harder than it looks

I'm a coder and a total neophyte regarding graphics and design. I see this kind of single-color gradient everywhere, but simply cannot manage to make one myself. [more inside]
posted by tempythethird on Aug 9, 2012 - 12 answers

Since you guys have been amazingly helpful with all my web design questions, please explain to me the "Z Index" as if I were less intelligent than a box of thumbtacks.

Since you guys have been amazingly helpful with all my web design questions, please explain to me the "Z Index" as if I were less intelligent than a box of thumbtacks. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Apr 1, 2012 - 13 answers

OK I give up. Someone please explain absolute and relative positioning to me in a way that an oak nightstand could easily understand.

OK I give up. Someone please explain absolute and relative positioning to me in a way that an oak nightstand could easily understand. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Mar 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Need help differentiating between image and text links in CSS/HTML

I'm trying to make my image links in a div start at 0.8 opacity, and on hover, bump up to 1 opacity. This works fine - until I also introduce text links to the same div. Then, the 0.8 starting opacity applies to the text as well, making it look weird. Any way to make it apply to the image links only? Thanks.
posted by kmccormi on Feb 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Now that I am finally getting the hang of web desingering and CSS, is HTML 5 and CSS3 going to come along and make my knowledge irrelevant?

Now that I am finally getting the hang of web desingering and CSS, is HTML 5 and CSS3 going to come along and make my knowledge irrelevant? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jan 11, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me learn the name of this web thing I like!

Is there a name for this sort of website design/template? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Jan 6, 2012 - 13 answers

Help Me Pimp Their Site Please...

Doing some web design after being out of it a long time and my brain isn't in gear. I'm admittedly rusty and oblivious to the latest trends, codes and plugins for designing some of this basic stuff right now. Main goal: if I can make my client's dream site an awesome reality in a quick manner while remaining as lazy as possible, that would be fantastic! ;) [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Nov 9, 2011 - 15 answers

Most easily customizable Wordpress framework?

What's the best way to build a website on Wordpress, if the website design has a unique layout? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy on Oct 31, 2011 - 11 answers

Seeking understanding and tools I need to design a homepage that is a dynamic bar chart.

This weekend I'm setting up a website for an academic event. I'd like the homepage of the site to have large, clickable progress bars that display the number of posts for each of the subpages (News & Announcements, Blog, Events, etc.). As more posts are added to each of the subpages (posts would likely be sorted and displayed by category and tag), its respective progress bar takes up more screen real estate and the tally count listed on/near it increases. Basically, I want the homepage to look like a giant, dynamic bar chart. Is there a freeware (or cheap) template, widget or piece of code that allows me to do this? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 15, 2011 - 7 answers

How can I learn the design side of web design?

Are there any good books/free online courses/tutorials for learning the basics of graphic design for web sites in particular? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Jul 31, 2011 - 8 answers

How do I get my pages to grab a different header with the PHP and such?

How to get my pages to grab a different header with the PHP and such? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jun 21, 2011 - 15 answers

To slice or not to slice in Photoshop

Slicing a web design layout in Photoshop - is this a conventional web design practice? What are the pros and cons? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Mar 22, 2011 - 20 answers

What IDEs / editors do you use for web development?

What IDEs, editors, or general tools do people use to do web development? I'm a linux geek, so my tool of choice is gVim. But I'm teaching a course on this right now and don't want to inflict my prejudices on the students, and I'd like a broader perspective. So if you're a web developer, what do you use? NetBeans, Notepad? Something in-between?
posted by handee on Mar 2, 2011 - 38 answers

What are the top plugins and tools for web developers?

What are your favourite plugins, IDEs, tools and tricks for client side web development? I'd like to have a "tip of the week" or a "plugin of the week" spot in a course I'm delivering. Main content of the course is HTML5/JavaScript/CSS, with a bit of JQuery and Silverlight. [more inside]
posted by handee on Jan 15, 2011 - 15 answers

How to organize XHTML/CSS before even starting to code?

Web Design noob here: is there a standard strategy for planning XHTML/CSS structure before you start coding? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on Dec 30, 2010 - 17 answers

jQuery element for Cargo website design

Javascript help: I am designing the layout for a portfolio website using the wonderful CargoCollective. My client wants a specific layout, which I will need to use javascript to implement. But I have almost no javascript knowledge. I need to search for a CSS tag, determine whether it has a certain value, and if it does apply a specific layout for that value. Help much appreciated [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 14, 2010 - 13 answers

Fluid vs. Resolution Dependent

I've got some questions about resolution dependent vs. fluid layouts in web design... [more inside]
posted by HopperFan on Aug 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Website design for presenting an artist's work

Your favorite visual artist's website & why? [more inside]
posted by jammy on Aug 14, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me build a solid web design/development foundation from scratch

I want to create a simple but dynamic Bible-reading web app from the ground up. I have very little web design and development experience. Where do I begin? [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Apr 22, 2010 - 4 answers

Educate a print designer about web design.

Recommend a crash self-education course in becoming a web designer for a graphic designer with 15 years of print experience. Books, websites, etc. Emphasis on correct/efficient process for development + industry standards (i know I should know CSS backwards and forwards...what else?) and general tips all appreciated! [more inside]
posted by Wink Ricketts on Mar 15, 2010 - 7 answers

Are CSS fluid layout frameworks viable today?

Are CSS fluid layout frameworks viable today? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Mar 6, 2010 - 15 answers

Two blogs, one domain - how to guide visitors?

I have two radically different blogs on the same domain. How can I design my root page to let visitors decide which one to go to? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Feb 17, 2010 - 12 answers

I need help designing a Blogger template!

Are there any good resources for explaining how to turn an existing (simple) website design into a template for Blogger? I just want my blog to look like the rest of my website! [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Feb 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Looking for good, easy to set up 'Content Management Community' web-software

Web-Design-Filter: I am looking for a free (or very cheap) and easy to use Content Management System that I can use to set up a private, dynamic blog, content and community space for multiple users. I would be willing to look at Wordpress type software bases, but would like to integrate something of the functionality of lifestream systems like Facebook and Sweetcron/Tumblr. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 6, 2010 - 7 answers

Need Non-Cheesy Professional Website Template

Seeking a high-end corporate website template (do those exist?) that is designed for extensive customization. [more inside]
posted by swilkerson on Aug 22, 2009 - 8 answers

Story problems.

Web Designers! Tell Me Of The Dragons You Hath Slain! [more inside]
posted by SinisterPurpose on Jul 16, 2009 - 10 answers

CertificationFilter: Help our web/graphic design team find appropriate certification's for our field.

CertificationFilter: Help our web/graphic design team find appropriate certification's for our field. [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Apr 24, 2009 - 3 answers

Easy CSS solution for different montior resolutions?

Easy CSS solution to have all of the content (header, content, nav bar, footer) move together in the body? [more inside]
posted by Vaike on Mar 9, 2009 - 10 answers

What are the most common HTML tags you use in main content divs?

What are the most common HTML tags you use in main content divs? I'm trying to put together a sample document to test css. [more inside]
posted by Karmakaze on Dec 30, 2008 - 16 answers

Eye-candy graphics directly in Email

Eye-candy filled e-mail without having to open an attachment - how do you create this? [more inside]
posted by designbyme on Nov 4, 2008 - 11 answers

Help my site be more Muxtape-y

How can I get the CSS "color" property to choose randomly between a prelisted set of colors? [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics on Aug 14, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I fix my weirdly rendering navigation tabs?

What's wrong with my CSS that makes top the nav render like this or this on some browsers, and how can I fix it? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on Jul 10, 2008 - 15 answers

web design term project ideas?

Idea Filter: I need to create a six-page website for a term project in web design at uni (intro level). What to do it on? [more inside]
posted by tamarack on Jun 29, 2008 - 14 answers

Renaissance Communications Man Seeks Advice.

Am I a marketer? Am I a flack? Am I lost? Yep. [more inside]
posted by producerpod on Jun 9, 2008 - 12 answers

wordpress template is screwed up

Wordpress/web design problem-my custom template is screwed up and I can't figure out how to fix it. Please help. [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe on Jun 1, 2008 - 9 answers

Whose line-height is it anyway?

What's causing these unruly line heights in my web page and how do I solve it? [more inside]
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane on May 4, 2008 - 10 answers

design my designing mind!

Help a design-impaired mind finish his dream project. [more inside]
posted by howiamdifferent on Nov 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Lining up columns in CSS

CSS: What's the deal with positioning? [more inside]
posted by daksya on Sep 18, 2007 - 11 answers

export illustrator paragraph styles

How can I extract the font and color information from an *Illustrator* file's paragraph styles and character styles? An ordered plain-text list would be great, coded CSS based on style names even greater. [more inside]
posted by pinto on Aug 29, 2007 - 1 answer

myspace + css = just shoot me

Web designers: help! My poor CSS skills are driving me nuts. [more inside]
posted by ctmf on Aug 13, 2007 - 16 answers

Can I make different categories of link text on a web page show as "unvisited" after different intervals?

With Javascript, CSS or anything else, can I make different categories of link text on the same web page behave differently? Specifically, if I wanted to make a page listing some links I need to visit daily, some I need to visit weekly and some I need to visit monthly -- could I make each category of link text change from "visited" color back to "unvisited" color after the appropriate number of days? Or if this can't be done, how would you solve this need (in a visual way, rather than just "keep a list manually of when you visit each")?
posted by lorimer on Jun 21, 2007 - 9 answers

a greener shade of pale

web colors question: using separate images for the rounded corners of a CSS div makes the main body and the corners different colors, although in photoshop they are identical... [more inside]
posted by yonation on Jun 1, 2007 - 13 answers

I forgot HTML, I forgot CSS

In making a gallery page for a website, what is the easiest way to have a scrolling area for clickable thumbnails that bring up a larger image, as well as some information about the image, in a table cell above? Specifics, examples, many self links, and my (mangled) code so far available inside. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis on Apr 22, 2007 - 5 answers

How can I become a better website designer?

Given that I'm somewhat proficient in website coding (php, CSS, xhtml and so on) how can I constructively educate myself on actual design? What resources exist that will make me a better designer? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Apr 19, 2007 - 17 answers

CSS Filter: making tight CSS files, style guides and learning best practices – help needed.

CSS Filter: making tight CSS files, style guides and learning best practices – help needed. [more inside]
posted by rmm on Mar 9, 2007 - 13 answers

CSS Issue in Win IE. Help please!

I run a website and am having a little difficulty getting the CSS to work properly in Internet Explorer. I am trying to implement the search field into a little 'pop-up' in the navigation. It works properly in FireFox and Safari, but in IE for Windows the pop-up shifts diagonally instead of directly below. Any ideas on how to fix this?
posted by Timen on Feb 16, 2007 - 3 answers

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