Tag Archives: CSS

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How to build an animated loading spinner

Loading spinners are a great way to provide user feedback during waiting periods. This can signal to a user that your website has not crashed and is processing information. The original way to create loading spinners for the web was by using animated GIFs. Animated GIFs can have weight issues. This is due to the...

Effective Design for Multiple Screen Sizes

So you're a designer and have been tasked with the design of a mobile web site. Chances are, unless you're designing for only one device you're quickly going to be faced with a common problem experienced by designers who work with mobile devices; figuring out what screen size to actually design for. For instance:...

Mobile Web Design: Getting to the Point – Part II

Following on from part I, I want to put into practice the principles that I isolated by looking at GMail, Twitter and Facebook. I’ll apply the principles to one of the most common of web applications: the online store. I want to look at three typical online store pages and then go through some ideas about how best to apply mobile web design principles to the pages. I'll go through the process of building the site from the ground up... from simple sketches through wireframing and the final design...

Comparison of CSS 2.1, CSS MP, WCSS and CSS Level 1

This tables summarizes the differences between the different flavours of CSS that are in use and is a useful reference for developers who are making the transition from from PC web design to mobile web design. Version 0.9 (Draft), 29 Jan 2007 Jo Rabin Some references are works in progress and are subject to change...

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