Many of us learned how to vertically center layouts using table formatting; however, there isn’t an equivalent
valign with CSS. Joe Gillespie starts off the new year with an easy-to-understand tutorial Vertical Centring with CSS as January’s Top Tip at his exceptional Web Page Design for Designers (WPDFD) site.
You’ll also find insightful reviews of two of my favorite CSS books, Cascading Style Sheets: Separating Content from Presentation (Owen Briggs, Steve Champeon, Eric Costello, Matt Patterson) and Designing CSS Web Pages (Christopher Schmitt). Joe discusses them both and also provides a helpful comparison.
There are even more new tidbits this month at WPDFD, past issues are feature-packed, and there are plenty of resources and other helpful information for designers and developers. Joe’s site has been one of my favorite sites for many years now, and it remains a top-notch site well worth regular visits. And Joe’s more recent minifonts.com site has become another favorite of mine for exceptional pixel fonts (PC and Mac) and tips, too.