CSS Strategy

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Button Design

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: For Small Business owners and Website Developers, one of the most important elements on a Website is assigning a Call to Action in order to generate new business. In order to accomplish this as best as possible it is important...

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Table HTML & CSS

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: Utilizing a table in your Small Business Web Design is a great way to organize and show items such as: Services Pricing Table Menus Etc... Below is a quick and easy rundown of the HTML involved in creating a table, as well as...

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CSS Cursor Property

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: Utilizing different Cursor Hover Properties is a small but effective way to maximize your Small Business Website Design. For different areas on your Web Development it is an interesting way to maximize the UX (user experience)...

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Color & Image Backgrounds

Web Design in Red Deer writes: When putting together your Small Business Web Design, you want to include some simple, cool elements into your design that will WOW your new potential clients/customers. One way to do that is to put in subtle and powerful backgrounds for...

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CSS Preset Colours

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: When utilizing CSS on your Small Business Website it can be helpful to know some preset CSS colours so that you can avoid constantly looking up HEX-codes in doing some of your design work. Below is a comprehensive list of all...

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Responsive Vs. Mobile

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: So, what is the difference between a Mobile Website and a Responsive Website? A website that is considered just "mobile" is essentially a duplicate copy of your existing website that has been programmed/developed to fit a...

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Importance of Responsiveness

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: As of April 2015, Google has announced that any existing/future Web Design & Developments that are not considered "Responsive" will no longer be listed on Google search engines when searched on a phone or tablet. This is...

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Common CSS Mistakes

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: First and foremost, some of the items addressed in this article may seem redundant to Web Developers; however, it's important to keep in mind as professionals we are usually more susceptible to making minor mistakes than big...

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Custom WordPress Sidebar List Items

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: When developing a website using Wordpress as your given CMS, it is important to make sure you are taking measures to make your websites that much more custom for your users. This is important as in the ever growing industry of...

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CSS Pulse

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: Well! Here is an obscure bit of CSS that you may find interesting for one of your future Web Developments! It is called a "Pulsing CSS" and it will take a section of your website (or rather an image, as is the example below)...

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Using Custom Fonts

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: Here's a quick and easy article on how to Use Custom Fonts on your Wordpress Website. Granted, a lot of new themes have built in functionality to produce a plethora of fonts that can be used on your Wordpress site; however, if...

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Using Icons in Navigation

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: As Web Design and Development progresses, both junior and senior developers are trying to find efficient ways to add increased functionality to a website without adding hours and hours of additional work. As well, for...

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Gold Doesn’t Exist

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: As Web Design capabilities are enhanced, new programming languages become available, and greater softwares/content-management-systems are offered, there is still one glaringly obvious thing wrong with websites and logos these...

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Sway CSS

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: Here's a funny bit of CSS that maybe you can use on your next/current website! The following is the HTML and CSS necessary to make objects on your website sway back and forth: Example: .sway { -webkit-animation: sway 4s...

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Basic Proper A-Links

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: When writing the proper HTML Markup for your website (or possibly your clients website) it is necessary to make the necessary minor adjustments to allow for optimal output. This article will focus primarily on building proper...

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Easy Text Shadow

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: One of the most underutilized and easy pieces of CSS is the text-shadow property! Such an easy and fun way to make bits of font on your website stand out and become instantly more legible. CSS3 has allowed the use of not only...

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Custom UL Icons

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: Building websites for a small business allows for tons of creativity! Generally speaking, you are working with a small amount of total content and looking more to add personality with design skill to show a professional and...

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CSS Black & White Transitions

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: Once again, trying to push the envelope for the possibilities of working with CSS on your website is what we as Web Developers wake up and think about (right after coffee...). In some instances you get the opportunity to work...

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Rotate & Scale CSS

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: As Web Development progresses it's all about trying to come up with cool and interactive elements to include in a website, that doesn't hinder UX (User Experience), and that can help to increase its professional appeal. The...

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Creating CSS Buttons

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: There is really no shortage to the limits of creating buttons with CSS. It sounds pretty minimal, but ultimately how a person moves through your website is based on how attractive your navigation is and the series of buttons...

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CSS Selectors Master List

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: For anyone who has taken the plunge to learn more about Front-End Web Development we know how powerful of a language CSS has grown into. With the introduction of CSS3 came a wider range of Selectors by which we can manipulate...

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Using Google Fonts

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: A huge part of having a creative and custom webpage is being able to utilize CSS in an effective manner. As discussed previously, CSS (Cascading Stylesheets) are utilized to give your site colours, fonts, layouts,...

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Using Media Querie

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: As a Web Developer (or frankly anyone who wants to build a Website nowadays) you cannot underestimate the effect of using proper Media Querie for site responsiveness when putting together your CSS. Essentially what a Media...

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Using CSS

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: If you are already a Web Developer then you know the power of CSS! Cascading Style Sheets, as they are referred to, are used to create the Artistic side of a webpage or website. Currently on it's third version (ie, referred to...

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Responsive Framework?

Red Deer & Blackfalds Web Design Writes: I know what you're thinking ... What in the world is a responsive framework? Do I need one? Do I have one? A Responsive Website is one that is built to scale its content based on the size of the browser you are using. Still not...

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