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A article on Tutorialzine by Danny Markov shows how to centre an object on a page, both horizontally and vertically, using CSS flexbox. And it really is simple.



The Speckyboy Design Magazine site has a list of 50 free e-books for designers and developers that is worth looking at.



A recent article on SitePoint by Omar Wraikat shows how to build a pure CSS style switcher. The key to this is the :checked pseudo-class, which I’d never come across before. Definitely worth reading and it will probably stimulate your imagination for other uses of the technique. http://www.sitepoint.com/bu... ......

The recent launch of Visual Studio 2015 includes the (almost) fully fledged Community Edition. Code Lens seems to be the only major feature not present. It’s completely free to single developers and even small companies, so a no-brainer. Mad Kristensen’s indispensible ‘Web Essentials’ add-in is available for VS2015, so don’t forget this. To coincide ......

A useful and comprehensive article on Sitepoint by Baljeet Rathi.

http://www.sitepoint.com/css-gradients-a-syntax-crash-course/



Syncfusion have another of their free ‘Succinctly’ E-book series, this time on CSS3. https://www.syncfusion.com/... As noted before, you need to register to download these books but there’s no other commitment and several other benefits from registering, not least their Metro Studio icon tool ......

Simplilearn have an excellent list of CSS3 resources which covers just about every question you’d want to ask. http://www.simplilearn.com/... Definitely worth book marking ......

It’s a great help being able to use fully developed and tested CSS grid packages but sometimes they are total overkill for a simple project. Even Skeleton, one of the easiest to use, can be too prescriptive. Chris Nager has created what he calls ‘ungrid’ and describes it as the simplest responsive grid system. The basic minified CSS file is a mere 97 ......

A new E-Book in the Syncfusion ‘Succinctly’ series. LINQ speeds up coding and database queries in C#. This guide takes us through the concepts and practical use. If it’s the first time you’ve downloaded this e-book series you’ll need to register but once you’ve done so all the e-books are free. LINQ Succinctly ......

A useful resource on Sitepoint. You won’t need them all but will be sure to find some of them useful.

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