Posts from September, 2011

You’re Doing it Wrong: Common HTML Tag Misuses

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View the source code of a hand full of websites featured in CSS galleries today and you’ll often see the same errors appear time and time again. These mistakes are usually habits we picked up during our early days of coding that have stuck around due to lack of clarification. This post rounds up a collection of common HTML tag and element misuses and describes the best practice to correctly and semantically use them in your markup.

Showcase of Character & Mascot Use in Web Design

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Since the ‘trend’ became popular a number of years ago we’ve seen the idea of including some kind of illustrated character in a website’s design continuously reappear. A cartoon mascot can really help give a website a friendly and inviting appearance to help draw in the user. This post showcases great use of character and mascot use in web design, including old classics as well as fresh examples.

25 Web Designs with Full Page Background Photos

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The use of full screen background images isn’t particularly new in the world of web design, but designers are continuously thinking up new and cool ways of implementing some kind of full size photo into the design of their sites. Sometimes the photo will set the scene and introduce the topic of the site, whereas other times an inspirational photo is used to set the mood and to draw the user in. This post rounds up 25 examples of great uses of full screen background photos in website designs across the web.