We’ve been hired on a temporary basis to help create a new look for our latest client, Pretentious Web Studios. (There’s nothing like truth in advertising.) Their client base is typically companies who want cutting-edge Web sites that use the latest technology.
The entire point of this project is to take a raw HTML document that contains everything we need to create a great design and simply rearrange the pieces until we have one. We will skip the usual steps of analyzing the structure and looking for places to put classes and ids—that’s already been done for us—and will instead dive straight into the styling.
Along the way, we’ll use the following new techniques to get our layout:
Placing elements so that they overlap one another ...