Tag Archives: Design

CSS Naked Day

If you’re looking at my blog right now (and if the date is still April 5 when you read this), you may be wondering where my design has gone. It’s CSS Naked Day 2007! There’s not a whole lot to explain, other than I’ve disabled my styles for one day, April 5, to show how awesome well-designed web sites can be. The only change that I’ve made to my blog is to add an HTML comment around my style tag. Everything else has remained exactly the same.

I actually like to remove the CSS from my sites as I design them as well. By removing styles, you get to see how visitors would view your site using a browser that does not support CSS. Many cell phones and portable devices would see web sites like this every day. I believe CSS Naked Day is a great way to promote good markup and style design.

If you’d like to find out more information on CSS Naked Day, visit the CSS Naked Day official web site.

New site launched

Last week I launched a new site. KingKarma.com features a few nifty features:

  • The band wanted music to be playing throughout the entire site. The timeline was a bit short to try anything with Ajax, so I went with an iframe.
  • The top section and nav is made in flash so that the buttons can animate and I’ve included a music player which loads external MP3’s and a newsletter sign-up which taps into my mailing list script written in PHP.
  • The lyrics page is a bit fancy. The band wanted the song names on the left to remain static while the rest of the page scrolled down. CSS2’s position:fixed wouldn’t have done this nicely, but unfortunately for me, not all browsers support position:fixed. So I figured having the song names follow the scrolling in the frame was the best option. Thanks to Robert Hahn for helping me with making this work.
  • The last cool thing about the site is the news box on the front page. This is made in flash, but it loads the text from MySQL which the band can administer and change whenever they have things to say.

A pretty full site for a short timeline. I’m happy with the way it turned out.

Theme Complete

I’m done! Finally. After hours of CSS and HTML fiddling, I finally finished my TypoGarden submission (which you are now viewing). Thanks to my good friend Robert Hahn for the help and inspiration.

For anyone wanting to give this theme a shot, you can download the theme for yourself from here.

New Typo Theme Started

I finally got a start to my Typo theme. Going for blue. Hopefully I can make something that impresses someone.. somewhere. Whether I win or not, at least I’ll feel good if someone uses my theme.

I’ll keep you posted on my progress.