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Using The Best Ampersand Available

I really like one of the typographic tricks Mark Boulton makes in his “Better Typography” presentation. (Slideshow of the presentation here. Around slide #109) He suggests “using the best ampersand available”. This just means that on some typefaces, the …

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Misconceptions about PNG

1. PNG is great, but I can’t use them because they don’t work in Internet Explorer.

This is one is almost entirely false. PNGs of any flavor will display in Internet Explorer, even back to some pretty old versions. The …

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Have you ever seen this?

Read Kevin writes in:

A css file will have something like…

background:url(../images/topheader.htm) top left no-repeat;

…where topheader.htm is just an empty file. In this same directory is a jpg named topheader.jpg. How does this work? Why is it done this

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Super Simple Two Column Layout

Reader Blake writes in:

What I’m trying to do is a fairly standard 3 section layout. The header needs to be 75 pixels in height and 100% in width. Below that, I need a sidebar section 160px wide and a

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Links of Interest

Link Value Factors


Wiep.net has a really interesting and comprehensive look at how the value of links are determined. Of course there is now way to really know, so each factor is valued by a “wisdom of the crowds” approach. …

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