CSS Daily Reading

456 Berea Street is a place where Roger Johansson (a Swedish web professional) posts articles, tutorials, and comments on subjects that are interesting and useful for both developers and designers. Most articles on this site are related to web standards, accessibility, or usability in one way or another, with the occasional article on other subjects.

Stylegala is an online resource and inspiration guide for web agencies, designers and developers who take interest in websites that combine the powers of design, web standards and CSS. Web standards are recommendations set by the W3C as to how web sites should be constructed to work better for everyone. CSS is the acronym for Cascading Style Sheet and describes how a html document is displayed or printed. The basic idea of web standards and CSS is to separate content from presentation – an effective way of producing beautiful and functional websites for the Internet. Stylegala aims to promote, discuss and inspire the fast and furious web audience in the area of design, CSS and web standards – combined. We want to show you that good design and web standards are two sides of the same coin. Style gala aims not only to promote the finest and most beautiful websites that uses CSS and web standards, but also to engage you as a visitor to learn more about the technologies and how they can help you build better web sites.

A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.  ALA’s content is protected by copyright shared jointly by the magazine and its writers, but our source code is freely available to all. A List Apart is written by the community it serves: designers, developers, architects, producers, project managers, and assorted specialists. Publishing in ALA confers prestige and has helped some of our authors gain book deals or find favor with the editors of print magazines.

Stopdesign was founded in 1998 by Douglas Bowman as a small design consultancy.  This site is a collection of creative work and shared thinking representing the collaborative problem solving, simple solutions, and cost-effective results Stopdesign produces and delivers for clients and readers around the world. Stopdesign offers straight-forward visual design and a flexible creative process to large and small corporations, businesses, and organizations. Services are offered on a consultation and/or implementation basis.

Don’t Meet Your Heroes is a compilation of CSS and Web Standards related resources and news feeds from sources around the net. I started this site initially for my own use, to keep a centralized place for all things related to CSS, Web Standards and Web Design.

Position Is Everything belongs to Bib John and Holly Bergevin. It is built to explain some obtuse CSS bugs in modern browsers, provide demo examples of interesting CSS behaviors, and show how to make it work without using tables for layouts purposes.

Netdiver is a digital culture magazine and luvs everything design. Like illustration, reels and shorts, flash and CSS, print and new media, urban scene, artists, portfolios, rich media, mobile generation, architecture, product design, toys and indie merch, photography and the powagirrrls.

Mezzoblue is a weblog. It was once a portfolio site, then a portfolio/weblog, then a weblog/portfolio, but these days it’s pretty much entirely weblog.  The way archiving is done on this site is a little different from the normal, and best described with an analogy. Think of how an issue of a magazine works. It’s a series of articles on different topics published during a specific range of time, bound together in a single volume and given a cover image that draws attention while distinguishing that issue from past issues. This site works a little like a series of magazine issues. Each post on the site is bound up as part of a collection, along with other posts published around the same date. That collection is then given a photo, and a colour palette derived from that photo. All posts within that collection take on the photo and palette as core design elements, which visually groups them together.

HTML Dog is one of the best practice guide to XHTML and CSS. It is the web designer’s resource for everything HTML and CSS, the most common technologies used in making web pages. The tutorials are split into those for the beginners, intermediate and advanced users. What makes HTML Dog different to the vast majority of HTML guides and tutorials out there is its focus on best practices. "Web Standards" are at its heart, which, to cut a long story short, is all about using technologies, such as HTML and CSS, in the right way – as defined by their founding fathers and guardian angels – The World Wide Web Consortium (or W3C for short).

CSS/edge is a challenge, an experiment, an exploration, a rough map of where we haven’t been. It’s a search for new ways to approach Web-based design. It’s a cry for creativity, and a stab at innovation. It’s a playground and a proving ground. It’s a rejection of what’s practical in favor of what’s possible.

design.Principles is a top-rated source for web professionals, featuring news and content on a variety of design related topics. If you have some news or an announcement that you think the readers would be interested in reading, you can free email your proposal. You can leave your name and/or site URI so that design.Principle can cite you as a referrer if it posts your news.

Dynamic Drive is a new CSS library. Here you’ll find original, practical CSS codes and examples such as CSS menus to give your site a visual boast. Here you can also find articles on the corresponding topic.

BrainJar.com features technical articles, tutorials and examples of programming for the web. It’s not intended as a "cut and paste" site but rather a learning resource. Feel free to browse and experiment with the code samples found throughout.

Asterisk is D. Keith Robinson’s personal site, which mainly consists of almost daily writings and discussions on Web design in the real world. The visitor’s voices are very important here. Feel free to join in on (almost) any discussion going on here.