Michael Gearon

Senior Interaction Designer at Companies House

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The occasional post around CRO, web design and development as well my insights into trending digital topics

CSS Padding and Margin

The most two popular CSS properties are margin and padding, they are used for spacing-out elements. Simply put the padding is the space inside something whilst the margin is the

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CSS Font Smoothing in Webkit and Firefox

Using font smoothing can turn a horrible typeface to a beautiful one. The Webkit and Firefox browsers make the fonts look slightly thicker, using just two lines of CSS we

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Pseudo Class

A pseudo-class starts with a colon (:),it is similar to a class in HTML, but it’s not specified explicitly in the markup. When creating a pseudo-class there can not being

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Hiding Elements using CSS

We have plenty of options at our disposal at hiding elements with CSS. In this post we will explore the options we have and more importantly the pros and cons

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CSS How to Style External Links

Styling an external links is a nice visual indictor for users that if they click the link they will be taken to another website. This is particularly useful for websites

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Opacity Property in CSS

The CSS opacity property controls how transparent an element is. The values can be between 0 (not visible) and 1 (completely visible). The initial value is 1, it is also

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CSS Cursors

Using the correct type of cursors is becoming more important than ever with the increase in web applications. The cursor property controls the styling of the mouse cursor. Obviously this

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Comments in HTML

Using comments in the HTML document will not be visible in the user’s browser. It can be useful for revision histories, notes, or commenting out other tags.

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A Guide to HTML Tables

Tables have been used in the past (hopefully not still) to design the full layouts of websites. However using tables in this way is bad practice as accessibility tools such

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