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With the explosion of software in the digital world it's easy to lose sight of good design. Good design is not difficult, in fact it's very simple. Using the medium of podcasting I hope to provide some of the answers to basic design questions. From Powerpoint to Final Cut Pro and all things in-between, these tips will be universal and short but sweet! The Graphics Guru - Eliminating bad design one listener at a time

 

 

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Clearing Method

Because all the columns are floated, this layout uses a clear:both declaration in the .footer rule. This clearing technique forces the .container to understand where the columns end in order to show any borders or background colors you place on the .container. If your design requires you to remove the .footer from the .container, you'll need to use a different clearing method. The most reliable will be to add a <br class="clearfloat" /> or <div class="clearfloat"></div> after your final floated column (but before the .container closes). This will have the same clearing effect.

 

Logo Replacement

An image placeholder was used in this layout in the .header where you'll likely want to place a mezzanine floor logo. It is recommended that you remove the placeholder and replace it with your own linked logo.

Be aware that if you use the Property inspector to navigate to your logo image using the SRC field (instead of removing and replacing the placeholder), you should remove the inline background and display properties. These inline styles are only used to make the logo placeholder show up in browsers for demonstration purposes.

To remove the inline styles, make sure your CSS Styles panel is set to Current. Select the image, and in the Properties pane of the CSS Styles panel, right click and delete the display and background properties. (Of course, you can always go directly into the code and delete the inline styles from the image or