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An occasional blog covering CSS, jQuery and web development

The Tipue blog

An occasional blog covering CSS, jQuery and web development. Follow it on Twitter.

The really simple guide to z-index

24th July, 2014
The CSS z-index property often trips up new and even experienced developers. The aim of this article is to boil down a somewhat-complex specification to 3 major points, which should ease most z-index pain.

The free retro-fest on Flickr Commons

10th July, 2014
There's a retro riot going on on Flickr's The Commons, a photo library assembled from numerous public photography archives. All the photos have no known copyright restrictions, so they're free to use on your site or blog.

A very simple & cool responsive menu

7th July, 2014
Some CSS and a little jQuery can do wonders. The aim of this article is to show how to create a very simple responsive menu that looks good but is actually quite light. It's also the very same menu we use on Tipue.

The complete guide to centering a div

2nd February, 2014. Updated 29th April, 2014
Every new developer inevitably finds that centering a div isn't as obvious as you'd expect. The aim of this article is to show how, with a few CSS tricks, any div can be centered; horizontally, vertically or both. And within the page or a div.

The complete guide to fixed divs

24th February, 2014
A div with the position property set to fixed secures the element relative to the browser window. It doesn't move when the window is scrolled. It sounds simple, and it is, but there's a few tricks you can do with fixed divs that aren't quite so obvious.

Cool stuff with CSS3 vw and vh units

6th February, 2014
Viewport width (vw) and viewport height (vh) are viewport-percentage lengths introduced in CSS3 Values and Units. Given how powerful they are, they seem to be surprisingly underused.
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