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  • in reply to: Mustang club redesign #46790
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    Pretty neat design! One simple thing I might suggest would be to darken up that metal grid texture you are using at the top. I like that car at the top, but the tones of the car and the texture are so similar that the car doesn’t stand out as much as it probably should. Texture often works best when it’s subtle :)

    in reply to: [Solved] CSS Cleanup #46788
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    I’m straining my brain trying to think of a site that did this too, but I just can’t seem to remember!

    There might be a "manual" solution. For any class that you think you don’t need any more, go in and add something like "border: 10px solid red;". Then go refresh your page. I think you’ll see if you are using it or not ;) . Make sure you check all pages that the CSS files is applied to. If nothing has a giant red border, delete that class and move on to the next.

    in reply to: simulate frames #46787
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    That’s a great solution Edwin!

    I think frames is a really outdated solution for something like this, there are tons of ways of handling it without using them. If the content in each of the main areas is small enough that it would be reasonable to load them all at once, you could use something like the tabbed box example I posted:

    https://css-tricks.com/examples/SimpleTabbedBox/

    Instead of literally having "tabs", you could use CSS positioning to put the selectors in your left sidebar, but the content would still swap out instantly like in the example.

    in reply to: JavaScript hover fade. #46782
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    Using jQuery you can do fade in and outs super easily. I’m just learning, but it would go something like this:

    Code:
    $(.button).each(function(){ // everything with class=”button”
    $(this).click(function(){ // when clicked
    $(this).fadeOut(); //fades out
    )};
    )};

    You could have something behind it that it fades into, which when clicked or hovered or something, would fade back in the original. I am FAR from an expert on this, but thems the basics. You’ll have to include jQuery as a script on your page before you call this (from within another script tag).

    in reply to: My Blog for review… #46779
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    Hey Eric,

    Looks pretty good! I really like the background image on top. Very bold and confident. I would definitely play with typography a bit all over the place. I could see the content being a bit more readable if the size was bumped down a little bit but with the same line-height. Also the reflection in the header is a little weird. All that black space up top is really nice, but the reflection sort of breaks it up and flattens it out. I don’t mind reflections, but I think it needs to be clear what it’s reflecting off of, and in this case there is obviously no "floor" there for any reflection to be happening.

    All in all looks good though. I’m always amazed what you can do on Blogger.

    in reply to: IE7 problem #46778
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    Instead of this code:

    Code:
    #results ul {
    margin-bottom:20px;
    margin-left:auto;
    margin-right:auto;
    }

    I’d try setting a static width and floating:

    Code:
    #results ul {
    width: 200px;
    float: left;
    }

    I think IE7 is having a hard time figuring out what to do without a width and those auto margins.

    in reply to: Blog redesign from Italy. #46772
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    My favorite part is how the whole shell of the site stays fixed and scrolling down only scrolls the main content area. To be blunt, the header just isn’t very exciting. Perhaps darken it up so it makes the darkness of the sides, and have that reflection fade completely out before touching the bar. The left sidebar needs some styling love too =)

    Good luck, let us know when you do more work on it!

    in reply to: Past Browser Version Support Question. #46760
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    My testing regiment is pretty simple. I open the page up in FireFox 2, Safari 3, Opera 9, and IE 6. Between these four, I figure I have my bases pretty much covered. I think I’ve been troubleshooting long enough that I can pretty much tell while I’m coding what little things might cause quirks and either stay away from that or code around it. Worst case scenario, site is a little borked in some weird browser and you need to go in and fix it. Usually not a big deal.

    in reply to: Feedback on Kick2Kick.net & WotUThink.com #46732
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    Both are pretty strong designs. I see they are alternations of the Premium News Theme, very cool, those are great themes. I could definitely see losing the homepage on Kick2Kick. Forcing users to pick an area might be too much to ask, I say just pick the most popular area as the default homepage, and then have clear navigation present as to how to get to the other areas.

    in reply to: background challenge #46669
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    Hey John,

    Interesting challenge. I think this simple solution does the trick:

    Code:
    #leftHalf {
    background: url(images/bg-1.jpg);
    width: 50%;
    position: absolute;
    left: 0px;
    height: 100%;
    }
    #rightHalf {
    background: url(images/bg-2.jpg);
    width: 50%;
    position: absolute;
    right: 0px;
    height: 100%;
    }

    Check out the example:
    https://css-tricks.com/examples/SplitBackgroundPattern/

    Cutting your image up didn’t line up quite right, but the theory seems to work.

    in reply to: What software do you use ? #46667
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    I go over most of the software I use in this screencast:

    https://css-tricks.com/videos/css-tricks-video-6.php

    But in short, Adobe CS3 and Coda. I am on a Mac, and really like using TextMate when I can, so I’ve been thinking about switching over full-time to ExpanDrive, which mounts FTP connections like they are drives and you can work straight off them. I really like it, it’s just been a little buggy and hanging up the Finder and other applications sometimes. I think I’ll wait for the next point release.

    in reply to: Project in progress : Spry:it #46666
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    I like it too, very nice. I like the subtle pattern in the top bar. There is something in the logo area that doesn’t look quite right to me though. The dark area seems like its supposed to be a shadow, but then it’s slightly visible on top of the letters too, which kind of throws off the dimensionality of it. The grid and color scheme is very solid, good work. I think you have one of those web fonts that goes really bit-mappy, which I’m never a big fan of. Maybe play with some different fonts for the body text?

    in reply to: Feedback on my site please #46665
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    I think Hawke had some great suggestions. There is some cool stuff going on in the design, but the grid really needs tightening up. I took a screenshot and drew some red lines in places I think the grid gets broken an could use nudging into place.

    [img]http://css-tricks.com/forum-pics/grid-fixes.jpg[/img]

    in reply to: Just finished a new site! #46664
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    Very very nice Tob. I dig it. I really like how consistent the design stays between the pages. The navigation is beautiful. I really like how you overlayed some sidebar stuff on top of the image in the blog section. That really switches things up and makes for a cool use of that space.

    in reply to: Redesigned my blog #46663
    Chris Coyier
    Keymaster

    Looks like your wrap is at 800px. I’d think you could open up a bit more, to the ever-popular 960px perhaps, and give your sidebars a little more breathing room. All that white just opens up so many possibilities! I think this might be a good site for trying out a fixed-position background image. You can occasionally find some great free stuff at http://www.sxc.hu/ as far as stock photography.

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