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Published by Chris Coyier

Shirts for Coders

A collection of HTML/CSS T-Shirts. Some are funnier than others... I do like the XHTML one =) I did a roundup of CSS shirts a while ago too.



As far as these "generators" go, this BgPatterns is pretty top-notch. Customize colors, textures, patterns, sizing, rotation... Preview it live on the page, save it, or download it.



There is a slew of free WordPress themes out there, which is awesome, but I am a big fan of "Premium" themes as well. Design work is worth money and when you pay for something, you have a better shot at getting a higher quality product. I was even considering one of the "Premium News" themes for CSS-Tricks at one point and still think that one is really nice. The creators of that original theme have now rolled it over and expanded it into WooThemes. It is no longer a pay-per-theme but is now a subscription service, starting at 3 months for $150 for a single user subscription. Looks like they have 10 themes right now and they all look great. There will be at least one theme added every month and they even have the fabulous designer Elliot Jay Stocks on board.


Check all checkboxes with jQuery

Anytime there is multiple checkboxes in a form (say, four or more) there really should be an option to "check all" and "uncheck all". Here is how you can do it with jQuery.


Handwritten Typographers

Every wonder what the handwriting of the designers behind popular typefaces are? I wish Dino dos Santos would make his own handwriting into a font, it's very nice.


Engine Room

There is totally going to be an MTV reality series on designers.


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    So chris u signed up for Engine room :)?

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    Bgpatterns would be great if they allowed you to go in there and change the image on a grid pixel by pixel. Sort of like a very simple image editor that let you create your own patterns instead of just using what they provide you with….

    Then it would truly be fully customizable.

  3. youre right chris, IE SUX, And I think all the designers and coders hould come out on the streets and have a no IE day! :P hehe!

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    I use IE6 for the fancy noises when I push the back button!

  5. These “Check all checkboxes with jQuery” and “Handwritten Typographers” are great. Thank you.

  6. We have to use IE6 at work, as we design web courses for the govt (education dept), and the policy is always to stay one step behind the current standard (so we need to keep IE6 to test our stuff on so we know we aren’t alienating anyone out there with it (we can’t even upgrade to FF3 yet either :( ). When IE8 get’s released we’ll be able to step up to IE7. And yes, we’re still stuck using AS2…. gotta love the govt.

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    I’ve held on to IE6 for the sole purpose of cross-browser testing. If the page looks good in IE6 and Firefox, then I can usually expect few problems in the others. Granted, as soon as I get a virtual machine installed at work, the IE6 is going on there, and I will be able to preview IE7(+?) and IE6 without pestering my coworkers.

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