15 CSS and HTML Tutorials You Can Use In Your Projects

Website owners can never have read too many cool tutorials on CSS and HTML to improve the look of their site, or simply to gather inspiration and technique from. This post contains 15 of our favorite css tutorials that can be used in your own projects, these tutorials will be beneficial to beginners as all give code snippets and explain the process used in detail.

Clean and pure CSS FORM design
this tutorial illustrates a proposal about how to design a pure CSS form without using html tables.

Clean and pure CSS FORM design

Using CSS and Mootools to simulate Flash horizontal navigation effect
This tutorial explains how to use Mootools and pure CSS / HTML code to simulate a Flash (follow mouse) horizontal navigation effect.

Using CSS and Mootools to simulate Flash horizontal navigation effect

Two CSS vertical menu with show/hide effects
First example uses a simple JavaScript code. Second example uses mootools to show/hide the menu with a nice vertical slide-in/slide-out effect.

Two CSS vertical menu with show/hide effects

Nice animated menu using CSS and Mootools
This tutorial illustrates how to implement a nice animated menu using Mootools and some lines of CSS and HTML code ready to reuse in your project. This is the basic version with a basic design, but you can customize it how you prefer modifying the CSS related source code.

Nice animated menu using CSS and Mootools

Pastel color menu with dynamic submenu using CSS
This tutorial illustrates how to design a nice pastel color menu with a dynamic submenu which appears when you select a link in the main menu, using CSS and some lines of javascript code.

Pastel color menu with dynamic submenu using CSS

Beautiful CSS buttons with icon set
This tutorial illustrates how to design nice clean buttons using some lines of HTML, CSS code and proxal icon set.

Beautiful CSS buttons with icon set

FORM elements design using CSS and list (ul and dl)
This tutorial will show another way to design FORM using list elements. In any case, if you want to use pure CSS code instead of HTML table to design your FORM I think this is a good way to do it.

FORM elements design using CSS and list (ul and dl)

Nice CSS menu with feed reader icons list
This tutorial illustrates how to design a nice CSS menu with a list of feed reader icons.

Nice CSS menu with feed reader icons list

CSS Gradient Text Effect
Here is a simple CSS trick to show you how to create gradient text effect with a PNG image (pure CSS, no Javascript or Flash). All you need is an empty tag in the heading and apply the background image overlay using the CSS position:absolute property. This trick has been tested on most browsers: Firefox, Safari, Opera, and even Internet Explorer 6. Continue to read this article to find out how.

CSS Gradient Text Effect

CSS Speech Bubbles
Easy to customize speech bubbles coded in CSS and valid XHTML 1.0 strict.Tested in all major browsers.

CSS Speech Bubbles

Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design
With proper PNG support in Internet Explorer 7, and some handy JavaScript and CSS tricks to account for older browsers, we can use PNG images to greatly enhance our design vocabulary.

Creative Use of PNG Transparency in Web Design

Styling File Inputs with CSS and the DOM
File inputs are the bane of beautiful form design. No rendering engine provides the granular control over their presentation designers desire. This simple, three-part progressive enhancement provides the markup, CSS, and JavaScript to address the long-standing irritation.

Styling File Inputs with CSS and the DOM

Rediscovering the Button Element

Rediscovering the Button Element

Hyperlink Cues with Favicons
I wanted to extend the concept of hyperlink cues a little. For links that point to external sites, what if, instead of showing a generic ‘external link’ icon, we showed that site’s favicon?

Hyperlink Cues with Favicons

Digg-like navigation bar using CSS
This tutorial explains how to design a digg-like navigation bar using a liquid design with rounded corners for links.

Digg-like navigation bar using CSS

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Author: on July 1st, 2008

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  1. Chris says:

    Some really great tutorials. Although I think sometimes people over use the flashy stuff and forget the basic kiss principle. To much can overwhelm visitors, keep everything in moderation.

    Chris McIntosh

  2. css says:

    Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) web design lessons
    Css link Properties Attributes – examles

    http://css-lessons.ucoz.com/link-css-examples-1.htm
    http://css-lessons.ucoz.com/link-css-examples-2.htm

  3. Thank you, I love the speech bubble thingy!

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