Sunday, October 23, 2005

Learning CSS

In my previous post, I lamented about Content Management System (CMS). I am still search for the most suited CMS for me.

While doing that, I decided to learn CSS. Currently, the design of my web sites are based on table. It is considered out of date and difficult to maintain. Perhaps CSS is the solution? So, I searched the web for CSS tutorials. Lo and behold. I found a very good tutorial.

I found Selectutorial CSS selector to be the best CSS tutorial. It explains CSS step by step without watering it down. One of the things I like about this is that the author took the time to give a step by step example with a sample output of each step. I could progress from one step to another by reading the description and viewing the result. This is an example of good e-learning! I spent a couple of hours playing with the examples. I hope it's a good investment.

After that, I looked around for CSS examples or templates. I kinda like 3-column layout. All of my web sites are done with 3-column. I did it intentionally, but did not know the reason. (Could somebody tell me why people like 3-column layout? Any scientific reason(s)?) Here is an example of a list of interesting 3-column layout. A List apart is also an excellent source for web design.

Okay, it is time to roll my own CSS. Or ... before doing that, perhaps just "borrow" somebody else's design first and re-layout my web site. (Update: my trial page is here.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You lamented about CMS and you are learning CSS.

This link may be interesting for you:
Elixon CMS for CSS designers

It looks like very good CMS/CSS editor...

didats said...

pak budi...
hati hati ketagihan... :D

idban said...

tendang didats a.k.a pleiboi css ke tempat asal :)

budi said...

Sudah terlanjur ketagihan. Saya menghabiskan 2 jam lagi untuk mainan. Kalin ini mainan MoveableType (dengan menggunakan Berkeley DB sebagai databasenya). Sudah berhasil dikonfigurasi, tapi ternyata gak cocok dengan yang saya maksud. MT ini masih berorientasi ke blog.
Kayaknya harus nulis (perl) script sendiri. hik hik hik.

-ialexs- said...

utk cari ide contekan, test www.oswd.org

i consider my self 'buta warna' (my sense of design is NOT good) :P

so lebih enak pilih2 buah manggis, warna2/style/table bikinan orang...

:)

ephi said...

Jangan lupa ini juga dipelajari ya, Pak.

a0z0ra said...

http://del.icio.us/popular/css

bintangjatuh said...

MT nggak cocok yah? kalo Drupal gimana pak? :)