|Charter - CSS|
Forum: CSS — Cascading Style Sheets
Category: The Webmaster World
Former Moderators: papabear, Nick_W, createErrorMsg, Robin_reala, DrDoc, swa66, SuzyUK, limbo, and alt131
Founded: Nov 28, 2002
Description: All things CSS
Forum Milestones:7,000 messages in April 2003
20,000 messages on February 14, 2004
25,000 messages on May 24, 2004
50,000 messages on March 15, 2006
65,000 messages on October 12, 2006
70,000 messages on May 18, 2007
Overview: The first recommendation from the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) was released in December 1996. CSS2 was released in May 1998. However, even though CSS has been around for quite some time, it has only recently begun to come into its own in the web developer community.
CSS provides ways of separating presentation from content. More and more sites are switching over to CSS based layouts with all the benefits it brings. But, in doing so they also discover that though the logic behind CSS may be easy to learn, various browser bugs makes the task hard.
That is where we come in! The CSS forum here on WebmasterWorld exists to assist you in working out the quirks and problems you may run into. It also gives everyone a chance to discuss various techniques that will help you to create stunning web sites, powered by CSS. After all, CSS gives you powers we could only dream about before!
Just Starting Out?
If you're just beginning to learn CSS, you may find that our own CSS Crash Course [webmasterworld.com] gives you the kind of jumpstart you need.
Posting CSS & HTML Code We are here to help one another, but we can not, and will not do site or sheet reviews.
We understand that it is often necessary to provide code samples. Just keep them very short and simple please. (no more than 15 lines)
If you need to provide sample styles, please also post the relevant HTML for the CSS you are trying to debug, as the layout is not always obvious by viewing the CSS alone.
Please remove any specific details (such as domain names) or personally identifiable information (such as name, address, phone number) from your code before posting.
Excessive code dumps will be edited.
Code dumps provided in response to a question, with no explanations offered, will also be edited as these are no more than "I fixed your code" posts and add little to no educational value to the discussion.
Please explain your problem/answer as best you can. Bear in mind that it will be read by others later who may have the same problem, but based on different code.
Please read these guidelines [webmasterworld.com] for a good overview before posting CSS/HTML code in the forum.
and finally if you're still unsure the this refresher guide [webmasterworld.com] on troubleshooting your CSS both to find errors and to provide a "post ready" sample just might provide some further help.
Note: We are not your homework team. It is not appropriate to expect other members to debug your entire page - a short snippet that focuses on the problem area is all that is required. A good first step to debugging a page is to use the W3C Markup Validation Service [validator.w3.org] and W3C CSS Validation Service [jigsaw.w3.org].
No Site Reviews
We just can not do site reviews. It would open us to the spam problem that all other site review forums have.
Linking: We do not post "test pages", "examples", or personal URLs of any nature. We prefer to educate by giving people authoritative resources and prevent any possible conflicts of interest. Furthermore, links may change, rendering the thread useless to someone a few months, or even weeks, from now. Verbalized problem descriptions will be useful for years to come! And please, no Web Design Company links: half our members have one ;)
Fix My Code/Do My Homework
These type of posts are not all that welcome. This is a discussion board. If you have a problem, try to phrase your post in a manner condusive to discussion of the issue. We would like to teach people to help themselves.
URLs, "check my profile", and "Sticky Me"
These posts will also be edited. This will ensure that your post has value to all members.
Resources: World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) CSS Information [w3.org] pages.
Our very own CSS Forum Library [webmasterworld.com]
CSS Properties [w3.org] Listing
W3 Schools CSS tutorial [w3schools.com].
The SelectORacle [penguin.theopalgroup.com] provides invaluable CSS translations
Stunning examples of CSS based layouts at CSS Zen Garden [csszengarden.com]
Sep 2006: Most up to date CSS support charts - CSS compatibility Charts [quirksmode.org]