Where to go for CSS Inspiration

CSS isn't just for designers who support Web standards anymore. The CSS Collection proves that many mainstream businesses have taken the CSS route because it offers faster downloading, more accessibility and easier site updating.

(PRWEB) September 9, 2005 -- While the Web design community has embraced CSS for layouts, many sites continue to use tables, which are not accessible for screen readers and handheld devices. The CSS Collection is a testament to what can be done with CSS instead of tables. At CSSCollection.com, find sites of every kind from personal sites of several pages to giants like ESPN, Fast Company and Chevrolet. Designers who are ardent supporters of Web standards and the Web Standards Project (webstandards.org) aren't the only ones doing CSS.

This collection is the first list that hit the Internet scene thanks to Donimo Shriver of Web Nouveau. When Web Nouveau's domain expired, a squatter took it over and the community wondered what happened.

Using cached pages, Meryl K. Evans of meryl.net restored the list while trying to contact Shriver. Eventually, they touched based and he gave his blessing. What's the news, if this has been around a while? The site, CSSCollection.com, finally got its own home and domain instead of living as a folder. It's always on the lookout for well-designed CSS sites and welcomes submissions for consideration.

Article Ideas:
It's possible for the largest sites to make the transition from tables to CSS. Look at Inc.com, Unilever, Sprint, Sydney Morning Herald, San Francisco Examiner, Mercedes-Benz USA, and many others.

Professional CSS is a book shows how ESPN, The PGA Championship, Blogger, Fast Company, and The University of Florida evolved to the sites they are today. The authors share how and why they took the approaches they did with the sites.

Many CSS resources and showcases are available to help the new and experienced designer take their skills to the next level.

About Meryl.Net
Meryl K. Evans (http://www.meryl.net/), Content Maven, is the writer, editor and expert on online marketing, technology, and Web design behind meryl.net. She has written for The Dallas Morning News, PC Today Magazine, InformIT, and many others. She has been blogging since 2000 (http://www.meryl.net/blog/), before it was cool. She's available to tackle businesses' editing, writing and content needs. Feel free to contact the Content Maven at meryl.net.

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