100 Free CSS Resources

I get a good amount of requests asking me to do things like exchange links or mention a specific piece of content. Normally I don’t respond, since the majority aren’t worth talking about, but a couple of days ago I had a request from Rich McIver asking me to take a look at a list of 100 Free CSS Resources. I did take a look and there are a lot of very useful resources worth calling to your attention.

The links are organized into nine categories

  1. Getting Started
  2. Tutorials
  3. Tools
  4. Code Libraries
  5. Browser Bugs
  6. Galleries
  7. Templates
  8. Articles
  9. Forums

Some of the links like the W3Schools CSS tutorial are likely familiar to you, but many such as the list of sites detailing browser bugs, sites with tools to help you clean up your code, or the code libraries might be new to you. While I’ve visited a number of the sites listed here quite a few were new to me.

There are even a few applications listed that can help you pick a color scheme like the one from Colors on the Web. I’m not quite sure how they fit with a list of CSS resources, but I don’t care. Anything that can help me better select a color scheme for a design is something I want to know about.

I guarantee there’s going to be something on the list you’ll find useful that you don’t already know about and even if you are familiar with a lot of these it’s always nice to have them all stored in one place. It’s definitely worth a look and I’m sure you’ll find at least a couple of new favorite sites.

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10 comments

  1. Thanks for the tip! As a CSS newbie (and really only to tweak WordPress), this will come in handy!

  2. Glad to point the way to the resource Nathania and thanks for dropping by. I wish I could take credit for putting the list together, but I’ll have to accept just being able to point it out.

  3. Thanks for the list, I will check it out first thing next week! It never ceases to amaze me the things you can accomplish in CSS, and I am always looking for new and interesting ways to leverage style sheets. This week I figured out some pretty neat things in CSS with layering, using z-index, which is pretty darn cool. Thanks again & hope you have a great weekend!

  4. Thanks Kristen. I really wish I could take credit for putting it together, but I’ll have to remain content with pointing it out to others.

    CSS is great. I’ve been developing with it for years. I only wish browsers (mainly one browser) would be more compliant with the standards so we could tap into more of the potential that’s there. There are some really cool things in CSS3, but we still can’t use many of them.

  5. Now I wonder what site you might be referring to. Couldn’t be SEFL now could it? So the list isn’t perfect, but it it’s still a pretty good resource.

    Maybe. So make your list a perfect resource and add it. ;)

    (Nah, I’m just messin’ with you, dude.)

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