Overriding Default Button Styles

There are a variety of “buttons” in HTML. You’ve got:

<button>Button</button>
<input type="button" value="Button">

Plus, for better or worse, people like having links that are styled to match the look of other true buttons on the site

<a href="#0" class="button">Button</a>

One challenge is getting all those elements to look and layout exactly the same. We’ll cover that a few ways.

Another challenge is getting people to use them correctly

This is a bit surprising to me — but I hear …

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Top 10 Podcasts for Designers and Creatives

Ready for a good listen? A great podcast can provide inspiration as well as a mental break while you work or relax. There’s no shortage of outstanding podcasts for designers and creatives, covering web design, creative life, and much more! Today we’ve gathered a collection of great podcasts for designers and creatives, to give you […]
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Recap of Attending the First WordCamp Retreat

The first WordCamp Retreat was held this past weekend in Soltau, Germany and by all accounts, it was a very successful event. The following is a guest post by Remkus de Vries who recaps his experience attending the event. Remkus is from Fryslân, the Netherlands and is Manager Partnerships at (more…)
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Using the WordPress Desktop App with Self-hosted WordPress – A Review

There are many tools to help you take care of your WordPress website. We have talked about some of them in the past in this post. Aside from them, there are also the official WordPress mobile apps. Although it has been around for a while, a lesser-known example is the WordPress desktop app named Calypso. …
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The Decline of Social Traffic and the SEO Renaissance

Recent trends show why SEO should always be the cornerstone of your WordPress traffic acquisition strategy. Everyone wants traffic, and there was a time when one of the best ways to grow it was through social media. However, that particular party may be over. Twitter accounts for less than 2.5 percent of traffic to publishers, …
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20+ Best Watercolor Photoshop Actions

Whether you’re designing a unique website background, a poster, sketch, or a creating an artistic photo composition, using a watercolor Photoshop action can make your design stand out from the crowd. A watercolor effect it’s not an easy effect to master when created from scratch. It takes a lot of work, time, and skill to […]
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Grid Level 2 and Subgrid

I find the concept of subgrid a little hard to wrap my mind around.

I do understand the idea that we want to use nested semantic markup as we like and have elements participate in one grid so we don’t have to flatten our markup just for layout reasons. But that is largely handled by display: contents;.

Rachel Andrew explains it in a way that finally clicked for me:

I have an item spanning three column tracks of the …

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Decorating lines of text with box-decoration-break

An institution’s motto, an artist’s intro, a company’s tagline, a community’s principle, a service’s greeting… all of them have one thing in common: they’re one brief paragraph displayed on a website’s home page — or at least the about page!

It’s rare that just one word or one line of text welcomes you to a website. So, let’s look at some interesting ways we could style the lines of a paragraph.

To see how things currently are, let’s try giving …

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VS Code Can Do That?

Clever microsite from Burke Holland and Sarah Drasner that highlights some of VS Code’s coolest features. All fifteen of them are pretty darn cool. Here’s a few other compelling features I’ve seen people use/love:

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