How To Create Stylish Navigation Buttons With CSS

Most of the time when designing your site navigation you’ll turn to an image to give it that something extra. However images add weight to a web page and make additional http requests leading to longer load times. Ever since I began developing websites, I’ve looked for ways to replace images with code. Today I want to share a simple way to style navigation buttons sans images and using css only.
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Understanding Style Precedence in CSS: Specificity, Inheritance, and the Cascade

Have you ever run into the situation where you’re trying to apply a css style to an element, but it won’t take? Your page it seems to be ignoring your css, but you can’t figure out why. Maybe you found yourself using !important or adding an inline style as a last resort. There’s a good chance the problem you encountered was one of css precedence.
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How To Organize CSS Files?

You might have noticed the title of this post is phrased as a question. That’s because this post isn’t meant as a me telling you how to organize your css, but rather it’s intended as an open discussion. I’ll share some thoughts and I hope those of you who are css coders will chime in with some thoughts of your own.
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CSS Q&A 1: Answers To Your CSS Questions

Last week I asked you to ask me some of your css related question. You did and now it’s my turn. Please feel free to ask more questions in the comments below and I’ll respond in kind. I’ll be happy to turn this CSS Q&A into a regular post if enough questions keep coming in.

If you scan this post you’ll see there is quite a lot so let’s get to your questions
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CSS Q&A

Looking over at the latest poll running in the sidebar, I see quite a few of you consider yourselves css newbies. Seems like a good opportunity to ask you to ask me some of your css questions. I’ll do what I can to help increase your skills.
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