I have been doing a bit of web design stuff for work and on my blog for a while now – and I still find CSS glitches in my ad hoc approach to changing things.
Here are three essential tools for making web design using CSS an easier job.
- This Smashing Magazine CSS Tutorial is a must
- Firebug – the Firefox extension that allows you to chop and change your code and watch what it does to your page as you do it.
- A good CSS editor program (here are ten suggestions) takes out a lot of the grunt work.
Update – here are some cliched features to avoid. And my favourites listed in order of how annoying I find them…
- Autoplaying music
- Introduction movies with no skip button
- Comic Sans
- Overuse of stock images
- Animated Globes
One that wasn’t on the list that I find particularly annoying is talking ads that don’t pop up but move across the page. I guess people are trying to prove that they’re tech savvy and stuff…
Am I missing anything design people?