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Eric Meyer on CSS: Mastering the Language of Web Design by Eric A. Meyer

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Project Goals

A friend who maintains a site of humorous little observations has asked for an example of an eye-catching, unusual layout that he could use on his Web site. After making sure his visitors are all using post-version 4 browsers, we ask for and receive a sample document.

For this project, we have only the vaguest of instructions from our client. He’s a big fan of the color purple, and most of his current site is designed around different shades of purple, so we need to carry that through into our design. (Because he doesn’t have a consistent set of shades, we get to pick our own in this project.) Our friend has also asked that the layout be, “You know, cool and organic without being too out there. Unusual. Something nobody’s ever ...

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