If You are creating and developing new web-sites regularly, You should think about template creation, collecting useful code snippets and things like that. You should do that to fasten development process, so I think You could use, change, optimize these template files to Your needs, however check out licence terms, if You use these for business purposes. However this is very generalize list for now, to clear out the best from the best sites. Use them well!
“CSSTidy is an opensource CSS parser and optimizer. It is available as executable file (available for Windows, Linux and Mac) which can be controlled per command line and as PHP script (both with almost the same functionality).
In opposite to most other CSS parsers, no regular expressions are used and thus CSSTidy has full CSS2 support and a higher reliability.”
I pasted their information, because it says everything better than I could.
For some people there can be a question – why You need to optimize Your CSS code? Just if You want cleaner code, faster loading page, so You both – You and visitor benefit from optimization!
Get executable file here or use !
You can also use this online optimizer version, which is very similar, but I am design geek, so I enjoy this site a little more. This calls, pick Your favorite one!
“Blueprint is a CSS framework, which aims to cut down on your CSS development time. It gives you a solid CSS foundation to build your project on top of, with an easy-to-use grid, sensible typography, and even a stylesheet for printing.”
Very useful template files, helping You not to start always from big fat zero..and code everything again and again – now You can spend more time adding new features and think more about design, then reiterative process.
Perhaps You know this site, I think I mentioned it somewhere before, but however this site must be included, because it’s really useful.
There You can find listamatic1 (one list – many different ways how to style it), listamatic2 () and several tutorials how to create CSS based lists, CSS floats and use CSS selectors.
Eric Meyer CSS reset is very popular. You should use resets to neutralize browser’s default style. Also Eric pointed, that this is just a starting point, but very good one.
“Every YUI Library component ships with a series of 300 examples that illustrate its implementation. These examples can serve as starting points for your exploration of YUI, as code snippets to get you started in your own programming, or simply as an inspiration as to how various interaction patterns can be enabled in the web browser via YUI.”
Very useful template files, which are great for starting points and You have good collection of examples to satisfy almost every web designer.
This grid system is becoming really popular – they offer commonly used dimensions, based on a width of 960 pixels offering 12 and 16 column grid systems. Designers use grids, to help their sites to look more harmonious and precise. You get several template files and mockups, when You download that grid system, which are really helpful in the right hands.
This framework is also based on Eric Meyer reset system, but also there are more features as basic styling, code is optimized without any double resets and more, go to their homepage to check for details.
11. Rounded CSS corners
I guess You’ve heard about big discussions about rounded corners and how to create ones, here is great online tool where You can get rounded corners, style them online and get code immediately.
I hope You’ll use these sites as a reference evolving Your skills and speed up Your development process! I am sure there are more sites out there, if You know some more, be honest and leave backlinks, will be appreciated!
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