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#121 The Right CMS is a Customized One

Running Time: 16:25

The perfect CMS to suite the needs of any non-trivial content-oriented website does not come out-of-the-box. They require customization. For instance, a feature article for a news site isn’t just a title and content anymore. It’s a title, optional subtitle, …

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#115 Don’t Overthink It Grids

Running Time: 17:19

Even if the layout of a site is simple as a main content area on the left and a sidebar on the right, that’s a grid. There are new layout methods in CSS that are getting closer to prime time …

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#113 Creating and Using a Custom Icon Font

Running Time: 21:46

As we’ve said around here many times: icon fonts are awesome. They are efficient in the same way CSS sprites are efficient: lots of images usable for different areas/purposes in one single download. But they are even more awesome than …

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#112 Using CodePen

Running Time: 12:53

CodePen is an app for sharing and playing around with front end code. I made it with some friends of mine: Alex Vazquez and Tim Sabat. In this typical ramble-ridden screencast I introduce what it is, what it’s for, how …

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#110 Quick Overview of CSS Position Values

Running Time: 13:34

This is a quick beginner-level overview of the different CSS position values. In a nutshell: relative allows you to “nudge” and leaves the element’s original position in the page flow. Absolute and fixed allow for exact placement of elements and …

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#108 Using Chartwell

Running Time: 15:37

Chartwell is a font specifically for making simple and beautiful pie charts, bar charts, and line graphs. It’s as simple as writing out simple equations like 40+20+25+15. In desktop software like Adobe Illustrator, you control the graph by writing out …

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