I've been working dilligently this week to get a deadline met for x amount of functionality. So far, the team is well over 50%, most likely past 80% without much doubt, and nearing 90%+ of the functionality done. But with all this working, I've already knocked out over 50 hours and Thursday isn't even over, and I'm feeling a little rough around the edges. With that in mind I decided to drop my dilligence for a few hours, play some WOW, and dig up some research on web CSS layouts.
In the past I've used a couple different sites for layout and graphic design for pages I've put together. The primary sites include;
I decided this time I wanted to know more and to really dig into some of the specific differences between browsers and such. I wanted to be able to complete a layout off the top of my head without looking back and sample sites. Not that it is a bad idea, but I wanted something custom.
With that I hit up ole' trusty Google. Of course with just a few variations of the words, "CSS", "layout", "graphics", "design", and others I plummeted into a plethora of sites that have awesome examples and tutorials.
- Blue Robot has some great layouts. I however kind of worry about the site, because like some of the others here, it doesn't seem to have a source of income nor has it been updated in ages.
- Max Design also has some great layouts.
- Then there is the Etribou Skidoo site. This site has multiple examples such as redux, tank, lighter gargoyle, and gragoyle.
- I also found this wiki of CSS layouts.
All in all it was a good 30 minute break from endless hours of troubleshooting, coding, refactoring, and general brain usage. Now I just need that next 30 minutes fix to put something together that I'll like.
Back to work, back to work!