35 Websites To Teach You How To Use CSS Effectively

CSS ( Cascading Style Sheets) are the modern standard for presenting website. Combined with structural markup language like HTML, XHTML – CSS fully take care about presentation part, creating that good concept – HTML = Content, CSS = Presentation. If you know CSS, you can really do everything controlling spacings, borders, positioning, margins, paddings, colors, fonts, background images, hover effects and more presentational effects. CSS is really easy to understand, and in my opinion every graphic designer should have at least simple coding skills with HTML and CSS, because CSS is really still design part, not really coding.

In this article, you’ll have all the best resources available, which will teach you how to use CSS really effectively. I started myself with W3Schools and HtmlDog – pick your own favorite and stick with it! Also I wanted to mention especially Css-Tricks website and Delicious CSS tag usage – there you will find never-ending sources of CSS resources, you could ever need! Enjoy and good learning!

1.W3Schools CSS Tutorial Section

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2.HTMLDog – CSS Tutorial Section

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3.CSS-Tricks Tutorials, Articles And Screencasts

Great website maintained by Chris Coyier, who constantly offer on his site many useful CSS tutorials and screencasts.

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4.Google Videos – CSS

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5.A List Apart – CSS Tutorial Section

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6.RichInStyle CSS Tutorial Section

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7.HTMLGoodies CSS Tutorial Section

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8.CSS-Discuss Wiki Tutorial Section

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9.Positioning Is Everything

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10.Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps

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11.456BereaStreet: The CSS, HTML, and JavaScript Lab

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12.CSSBasics Tutorials

The following chapters cover all the basics of CSS design.

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13.CSS-Play – List of Demonstrations

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14.Tizag CSS Tutorial Section

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15.CSS Help Pile

A huge pile of CSS-related tips, tricks, showcase sites and resources – everything in very well categorized way.

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16.Holy CSS Zeldman! – CSS, Accessibility and Standards Links

Huge resource and link collection covering everything releated to coding, CSS, standards, books and so on.

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17.Eric Meyer : CSS Section

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18.Andy Budd Links

Big collection of websites and CSS related articles.

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19.CSS Zen Garden

Beautiful website showing a demonstration of what can be accomplished visually through CSS-based design. Select any style sheet from the list to load it into this page. You can download HTML and CSS file to inspect each design submitted here and learn how unique CSS effects are achieved!

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20.Delicious CSS Tag

Delicious takes care of big statistics and you can rapidly find out – what’s hot now in CSS section (recent/popular) and also try to use not only CSS tag – but CSS together with Tutorial, Reference, Blog etc. to filter that list more suitable to your own needs.

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21.MaxDesign CSS Tutorial And Resource Site

CSS resources and tutorials for web designers and web developers – various collections with many navigation examples( Listamatic, Listamatic2) and several tutorials (ListTutorial, FloatTutorial,SelectTutorial) as well.

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22.CSSEasy Tutorial And Resource Site

Free fixed and fluid CSS layouts, the modern way to learn CSS – inspect youself premade layouts to get better understanding how they work.

Select a layout and go to “View > View source” to view the layout’s source, then copy-paste the code in notepad and safe the file as index.html. Study the code and watch the changes when you change something. (best results with Firefox, download link available in the webmaster tools section on this site)

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23.EchoEcho CSS Tutorial Section

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24.CSS-Discuss Information

This site is primarily intended to be a place for authors to discuss real-world uses of CSS. This doesn’t preclude discussions of theory, or nifty cutting-edge tricks that show off the power of CSS, or even talking about (X)HTML, DOM, and so forth. Site has nice Wiki CSS section!

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25.Web Design From Scratch

Scratchmedia are a London UK based Web design agency, which has impressive collection of web design related tutorials and articles, CSS section featured here.

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26.CSS-Tutorial

These tutorials on web design/CSS makes learning this stuff fun and easy – you will be up and running in no time because it ain’t that hard!

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27.CSS Dog Resources And References

Learn about CSS shorthand properties, CSS references and CSS3 selectors all in one place!

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28.Web Developer’s Handbook

Huge resource list site featuring many articles and websites, which are directly related to web developing process, which also include CSS of course!

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29. CSSDocs CSS Properties

CSS Documentation Shortcut – just input your interesting css property and you’ll get full explanation to it, very handy, if you know what are you searching for, but forgot how specifically code looks.

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30.Stylegala CSS Reference Section

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31.CSS 3 reference guide, tutorials, and blog

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32.CSS Cheat Sheet

Extremely useful one page CSS cheat sheet – I strongly suggest to print it out for later reference.

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33.CSS Property Index

All CSS Properties Listed Alphabetically

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34.Sitepoint CSS Reference

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35.WestCiv CSS Tutorial Section

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If I have missed some useful sites – feel free to share them, I’ll edit this article and add them to list if those sites will be worthy!

Dainis Graveris

Dainis is 25 years young man, who struggled for 3 years while studying in design academy and working for local design agency, because of ignorant teachers and agency boss. He couldn't believe this is all life could offer to him! And then he discovered true Internet possibilities, he was lucky to find his passion early in life and take advantage of this beautiful Information (Internet) Age! Now he is committed to help others succeed, to help others take charge of their life and follow their passion! His goal is to open Your eyes and help unveil Your true potential!

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Comments

  1. Fornace says

    Thanks for sharing, improving css techniques is fundamental. I bookmarked half of your sites :)

  2. Oliver Classen says

    Thanks for the list of resources. Absolutely necessary to gain a good grasp of CSS. I am still very much a beginner so this list will help me in honing my skills.

  3. Siddhart says

    Awesome list. This will come handy when complex CSS manipulation and tweaking. Thanks for sharing, I’ll share this with other developers and bookmark this as a reference.

  4. Havi says

    nice blog.i like it.please upload such type of content which are useful for web development loving people.thanks

  5. Jenifer Prince says

    Great Post! Websites are like books.. Now yours is a Library. Hats Off!

  6. Prasadnti says

    Hi,

    Creating rounded corners with CSS.
    No need to design the rounded corners for curved boxes.

    I have tried my self. It reduced my work

  7. Myphan says

    Hi, thank you very much! These information are really useful for me. You are wonderful! :-)

  8. says

    Great list, hope you can also list some good resources for CSS3 and HTML5. It’s a great way to start learning for starting in web design.

  9. Nardyello says

    I knew about a few of these, but 35!? Such a beautiful list!

    Thank you for sharing! :D

  10. Ricksterr says

    Took me aaaaages to get here….lol

    It’s a great website with loads of usefull information.

    Good job!

    Best regards,
    Rick

  11. says

    w3schools is a great site for any beginner. It is easy to learn and practice too. I like css tricks too. The hacks are really good. great share. dugg

  12. Seth says

    Great list of sites. I know quite a bit of CSS, but lots of different resources helps me become more effective and efficient. Thanks!