Kathirvel K

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It might be a chance you can face some problems that because of meta tag, so just know about some things to resolve your problems quickly… 

  • Problem:

The character encoding of the HTML document was not declared.The document will render with garbled text in some browser configurations if the document contains characters from outside the US-ASCII range. The character encoding of the page must to be declared in the document or in the transfer protocol.


Add this as a first line in the HEAD section of your HTML template
<meta content="text/html;charset=utf-8" http-equiv="Content-Type">

  • Problem:

Forces the browser to render as that particular IE version's standards


Add this meta tag in the HEAD section of your HTML template
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=8" />

  • Problem:

Forces the browser the render at whatever the most recent version's standards are


Add this meta tag in the HEAD section of your HTML template
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=Edge" />

  • Problem:

Adding "chrome=1" will allow the site to render in ChromeFrame


Add this meta tag in the HEAD section of your HTML template
<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=Edge,chrome=1" />


Default paragraphs in this page have yellow background. In any of the following test cases a blue background is set with a special (hack) rule. When the background is blue, the hack is applied.
Note: “All” == IE5+/Win, Op6+, Moz, Saf

IE6- (and IE7+ quirks) only
/*\*/ * html selector { property: value; } /**/

IE5.5- only
selector { property: value; p\roperty: normal-value; }

IE7 standard only
*:first-child+html selector { property: value; }

All except IE6- and IE7+ quirks
html>body selector { property: value; }

IE6+ quirks and IE5 (= all IE/Win quirks) only
* html selector { property /**/: value; }

All except IE6 standards
selector { property /**/: value; }

All except IE5.0
selector { property/**/: value; }

All except IE5.5
selector { property: /**/value; }

Internet Explorer conditionnal comments

<!--[if IE]>
  	<link href="ie.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

You can also target only a certain version of IE:
<!--[if IE6]>
  	<link href="ie.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" />

Internet Explorer hacks

.class {
  width:200px; /* All browsers */
  *width:250px; /* IE */
  _width:300px; /* IE6 */
  .width:200px; /* IE7 */

Targeting Opera only

@media all and (min-width: 0px){
    .classname {}

Targeting Safari only

html:lang(en)>body  .classname {}

Targeting Google Chrome only

body:nth-of-type(1) p{
   color: #333333;

IE6 crash


A named anchor inside an HTML document. Just used to navigate within the page. The name attribute specifies the name of an anchor.

Example 1: Simple HTML Scripts

Named Anchor:

<a name=”Top”> </a>

Call named anchor using href:

<a href=”#top”>Go Top</a>

Call named anchor in specific page that specific named #anchor:

<a href=”page2.htm#top”> Page2 #section</a>

Example 2: Page Load Named Anchor By Using Javascript

This need to include the function goToAnchor within head tag:

<script type=”text/javascript”>

function goNamedAnchor() {
location.href = “Page2.html#AnchorName”;


Then add this onload event to the body tag of html page:

<body onload=”goNamedAnchor();”>

Then specific the #anchor name that we want it to jump to, when the page is loaded:

<a name=”AnchorName”></a>

First go and download XAMPP Lite from http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html. You can choose a larger package if you need, but for WordPress, the Lite package is fine.
You can choose one of two download packages – the ZIP or the EXE. If you are unsure, choose the EXE as this will install itself. (The EXE is also smaller).
Move the downloaded EXE file to the root of the drive. In my case, this is C:\

Double-click the file and the extract dialog will appear:

Click extract – and wait a few moments while it does it’s job.
You will then have the xampplite directory at root:

What is sliding doors technique?

The technique is very simple. If we want to have a dynamic-width button, we have to find a way to stretch it horizontally. We will accomplish this if we create two background images that will define the button: one for the left side and one for the right side – like in the example below.

LEFT                                                                                                           RIGHT

Smaller, right image will slide on the top of the larger, left image (that why it is called sliding doors). The more right image slides to the left, the narrower button will be and vice versa. The image below shows the technique.

Styling the button

First, let’s take a look at the HTML elements that will simulate button. We have <span> element within the <a> element. Span element contains left, wider image and text. The width of the text will determine the size of the button.

<a class="button" href="#"><span>Submit</span></a>

Now let’s take a look at the CSS code. We have a .button class that will be applied to <a> element and .button span class that will be applied to <span> element within <a> element. We also have.button:hover span that will change the font style within <span> element.  And that’s all. Simple, eh? The comments in the code below describes each element.

a.button {
    /* Sliding right image */
    background: transparent url('button_right.png') no-repeat scroll top right; 
display: block;
float: left;
margin-right: 6px;
text-decoration: none;
color: #000000;
font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;
a.button span {
/* Background left image */ 
background: transparent url('button_left.png') no-repeat; 
display: block;
padding: 7px 0 5px 18px;
a.button:hover span{

The result will look like the examples below.

You can see it “in action” on example page.


How to make sexy buttons with CSS

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Scalable CSS buttons with PNG images and background colors

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Sexy CSS Hover Button

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CSS Submit buttons

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Simple Round CSS Buttons ( Wii Buttons )

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Make fancy buttons using CSS sliding doors technique

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Beautiful CSS buttons with icon set

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Sliding Doors buttons using only 1 image

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Rediscovering the button element

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Using sliding doors in WordPress

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