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The Zen of CSS Design: Visual Enlightenment for the Web by Molly E. Holzschlag, Dave Shea

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Chapter . Elastic Lawn

Visual problem solving sometimes goes further than skin-deep

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A SIMPLE DESIGN AGENDA SPARKED Patrick Griffith’s imagination: try a new layout technique, and let it define the graphical elements. It didn’t take Griffith long to discover that this bottom-up approach can result in a chaotic and unstructured design process. Starting with a pencil and sketchpad, he quickly moved straight to CSS as a way of working out most ideas for Elastic Lawn. Images were added as the design came together.

There is no ‘right’ way to build a CSS layout. Some designers ...

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