35 Websites To Teach You How To Use CSS Effectively

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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!

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28 Comments Best Comments First
  • Seth

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 00:29

    1

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

    0
  • Nardyello

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 23:42

    9

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

    Thank you for sharing! :D

    0
  • Adnan

    Saturday, September 5th, 2009 11:02

    10

    Nice article… its really helpful website… !!

    0
  • aldrin

    Friday, September 11th, 2009 17:17

    11

    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.

    0
  • Jonn

    Thursday, November 26th, 2009 11:36

    13

    Cool blog! Thanks for the information. Add to favorites;)

    0
  • Myphan

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 13:06

    12

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

    0
  • Jason Zuckerman

    Monday, August 31st, 2009 18:35

    8

    I need to brush up a bit on my CSS. Your efforts at compiling all these resources continues to impress.

    0
  • aravind

    Monday, August 31st, 2009 10:11

    7

    great resources.. even though you missed css3.info
    it has the greatest of css3 tips and tutorials.

    0
  • pISyEk

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 07:53

    2

    nice sharing! :-)

    0
  • FAQPAL

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 03:00

    3

    Wow, thats quitye the collection. Thanks for the share.

    0
  • gautam hans

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 09:38

    4

    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

    0
  • Luis Lopez

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 23:18

    6

    Great websites on the list, I think you can always use some help when coding a website or app.
    I can recommend you also
    http://webdesign.about.com/od/css/Cascading_Style_Sheets.htm
    some great tutorials and explanation for beginners.

    0
  • Ricksterr

    Monday, August 31st, 2009 00:04

    5

    Took me aaaaages to get here….lol

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

    Good job!

    Best regards,
    Rick

    0
  • Klio

    Friday, November 27th, 2009 14:48

    14

    Useful information! Thanks to author!

    0
  • lars

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 12:18

    15

    The information will be useful to many. Thanks to author!

    0
  • Fernando

    Friday, July 8th, 2011 07:03

    24

    You guys forgot http://www.css-tricks.com really great web page for css

    0
  • Havi

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 07:00

    25

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

    0
  • Siddhart

    Sunday, August 28th, 2011 06:18

    26

    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.

    0
  • Fornace

    Saturday, January 21st, 2012 15:04

    28

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

    0
  • Oliver Classen

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 19:08

    27

    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.

    0
  • Jenifer Prince

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 21:18

    23

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

    0
  • Prasadnti

    Friday, October 29th, 2010 09:14

    22

    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

    0
  • CSSim Benim

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010 02:57

    17

    Thank you for useful information. Have more to such sites!

    0
  • marsut

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 15:22

    16

    I went to your blog often. Thank you for the information!

    0
  • Kolesterol

    Thursday, February 18th, 2010 21:20

    18

    Thank you for useful information. Have more to such sites!

    0
  • Caricature

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 13:00

    19

    Thanks for your sharing. The css can help me to improve my design.

    0
  • G13 Media

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 01:06

    21

    This is a super super nice list of sites to add to my bookmarks

    0
  • Strange

    Friday, February 26th, 2010 11:12

    20

    Thank you! Very useful information on using CSS!

    0
  • Fornace

    Saturday, January 21st, 2012 15:04

    28

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

    0
  • Oliver Classen

    Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 19:08

    27

    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.

    0
  • Siddhart

    Sunday, August 28th, 2011 06:18

    26

    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.

    0
  • Havi

    Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 07:00

    25

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

    0
  • Fernando

    Friday, July 8th, 2011 07:03

    24

    You guys forgot http://www.css-tricks.com really great web page for css

    0
  • Jenifer Prince

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2011 21:18

    23

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

    0
  • Prasadnti

    Friday, October 29th, 2010 09:14

    22

    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

    0
  • G13 Media

    Wednesday, April 21st, 2010 01:06

    21

    This is a super super nice list of sites to add to my bookmarks

    0
  • Strange

    Friday, February 26th, 2010 11:12

    20

    Thank you! Very useful information on using CSS!

    0
  • Caricature

    Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010 13:00

    19

    Thanks for your sharing. The css can help me to improve my design.

    0
  • Kolesterol

    Thursday, February 18th, 2010 21:20

    18

    Thank you for useful information. Have more to such sites!

    0
  • CSSim Benim

    Sunday, February 14th, 2010 02:57

    17

    Thank you for useful information. Have more to such sites!

    0
  • marsut

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 15:22

    16

    I went to your blog often. Thank you for the information!

    0
  • lars

    Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 12:18

    15

    The information will be useful to many. Thanks to author!

    0
  • Klio

    Friday, November 27th, 2009 14:48

    14

    Useful information! Thanks to author!

    0
  • Jonn

    Thursday, November 26th, 2009 11:36

    13

    Cool blog! Thanks for the information. Add to favorites;)

    0
  • Myphan

    Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 13:06

    12

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

    0
  • aldrin

    Friday, September 11th, 2009 17:17

    11

    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.

    0
  • Adnan

    Saturday, September 5th, 2009 11:02

    10

    Nice article… its really helpful website… !!

    0
  • Nardyello

    Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 23:42

    9

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

    Thank you for sharing! :D

    0
  • Jason Zuckerman

    Monday, August 31st, 2009 18:35

    8

    I need to brush up a bit on my CSS. Your efforts at compiling all these resources continues to impress.

    0
  • aravind

    Monday, August 31st, 2009 10:11

    7

    great resources.. even though you missed css3.info
    it has the greatest of css3 tips and tutorials.

    0
  • Luis Lopez

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 23:18

    6

    Great websites on the list, I think you can always use some help when coding a website or app.
    I can recommend you also
    http://webdesign.about.com/od/css/Cascading_Style_Sheets.htm
    some great tutorials and explanation for beginners.

    0
  • Ricksterr

    Monday, August 31st, 2009 00:04

    5

    Took me aaaaages to get here….lol

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

    Good job!

    Best regards,
    Rick

    0
  • gautam hans

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 09:38

    4

    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

    0
  • FAQPAL

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 03:00

    3

    Wow, thats quitye the collection. Thanks for the share.

    0
  • pISyEk

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 07:53

    2

    nice sharing! :-)

    0
  • Seth

    Sunday, August 30th, 2009 00:29

    1

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

    0

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