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Results for the blog category CSS.

Abramski Site Launched

As I write this post, I am uploading a mess of files that I’ve been working on for the past month or two that make up the first real Abramski site. I use the word real, because I don’t believe downloading a theme you like and calling it your own flies if you are any type of developer or designer. For years now, I’ve had a theme or two up here masquerading as my site while I wrote some blog posts and I’m somewhat embarrassed about it. I had no portfolio to speak of because I had no work that felt like my own that I really wanted to showcase. This site was always meant to be a priority but like many other designers and developers, I put off getting this site together for years. Read more …

AddThis 16×16 Badges For Download

I’m working on social bookmarking integration on a project. By far, the easiest way to do this is to use theĀ AddThis service. It gives all the tracking and metrics information if you want it and it takes of the little differences between how each service bookmarks and homogenizes it down to a simple link that redirects you to the service. Basically, AddThis works as a middle man between a lot of the social bookmarking sites out there. As of this post, AddThis has 54 services that it supports. It also has a good API that allows an AddThis badge to be added quite easily to a HTML page. Read more …

Absolute Centered Box with CSS

Using tables is a thing of the past in Web 2.0, unless of course your making an actual table. It’s a faux-pa to use them for layout in this day and age. The 2.0 mantra is content separate from design, limited HTML markup and CSS handling display. Though sometimes CSS doesn’t always cut it and you end up doing something that isn’t very modern just to get the job done. One thing that I always revert back to tables is when I have to center something vertically and horizontally in the window.

I’ve looked all over the place trying to find something that was simple, worked for IE and could have a fixed size box. In my search I found this solution that uses display to render a div as a table or table cell. It’s pretty good, but it doesn’t work with a fixed box size. I tweaked a little bit and now it can work with a fixed box size. I added an extra div called box to center . The only problem that I see with it is that the doctype has to be set to HTML 4 Transitional. For most projects, I don’t imagine this is a deal breaker. I’ve posted a minimal example. The HTML page can be foundĀ here. This has been tested in IE 6, Safari 3, Chrome 1, and Firefox 3.