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Here is a short list of the most common problems I see people having with CSS. This is by no means a complete list, just what I see in my day to day work.

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IEBlog : IE7 Is Coming This Month... Are you Ready?

The final release of IE7 is fast approaching - and I mean really fast... and will be delivered to customers via Automatic Updates a few weeks after it's available for download.

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An aspect of CSS that that I often see overlooked is sequence. The order of your styles can be very important. Web browsers read CSS files from top to bottom, with later styles taking priority over earlier ones. Consider a web page containing the code:

<a href="http://whitecaprods.net/home">standard link</a> <div id="control1"><a href="http://whitecaprods.net/home">link control 1</a> <div id="control2"><a href="http://whitecaprods.net/home">link control 2</a> </div></div>

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The first part of a style is the selector. A selector is that element of the style that defines where the style is applied in the document. There are several different types of selectors:

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There are software products available that can really increase your productivity. I thought I would list a few that I use regularly.

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If you've ever had trouble with bullets in CSS, here is the best explanation of them I've seen. It's several years old, but still very useful. A List Apart: Articles: CSS Design: Taming Lists

In this article, I'll demonstrate how to use CSS to bring unwieldy lists under control. It' time for you to tell lists how to behave, instead of letting them run wild on your web page.

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We are currently locking down IE7 for shipping - IEBlog : Details on our CSS changes for IE7

Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) is coming and I'm not really looking forward to it. I have it loaded on a machine for testing my current sites, and that process is going to start soon. I've done a few spot checks and it doesn't look too bad. I don't use hacks to get my CSS to work, but I do see a couple of problems I've going to have to fix.

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