Let's code! Pushable ButtonsIntroductionButtons.You all know buttons, because buttons are everywhere. We mostly take them for granted. They are there to direct us to somewhere else and God protect a button that doesn't do exactly that. We rarely give them a second thought, despite the fact that the appearance of a button is as much a design choice as any other element; a button can make or break a design.Small advice: Simple (or rather: easy to navigate) is the new black. We established that buttons are part of that equation. It is my experience that buttons in journal designs aren't that highly sought after. People want them for their function, and even then rarely use them. Myself, I love to make buttons for one simple reason: It's a tonnage of fun.What we'll be doingThe button baseHover and active states1. What we'll be doingThis CSS button.Kidding. We'll make a spiff one. I'll elaborate. We will mak
The difference between b/strong and i/emB Strong? I em!Okay, yes... that was terrible... but what are the differences between <b> and <strong>, and <i> and <em>?On a normal web browser (on a laptop, computer, or tablet) they have the same effect.
Project Educate: User Friendly Journal SkinningThis article is written for fellow CSS coders who already have basic+ knowledge of deviantART journal codes. This is not a beginner's tutorial.User Friendly Journal Skin CodingI've been making journal skins on DeviantART since 2010, I'd dabbled in CSS before, but never for other people. I know what my codes are and how to use them to their full potential and often, just code on the fly when I want something to do something. But making free and commission skins here showed me that I needed to make them as easy to use as they are pretty. And really, who wants to type in a lot of extra HTML when they go to write a journal? It is easy enough to access the artist's comments.But even then, copy & paste, memorize that.... It can be a lot to deal with if you do not know CSS and HTML. Which is the reason most people get someone else's skin design in the firs