I just read a great article by Russ Weakley at Max Design titled "Web Standards Checklist". It is a checklist to help you evaluate your site for compliance with web standards. This is a great tool for any designer to help in the design of standards-compliant Joomla! templates. If you are not a designer, this is a great tool to help you evaluate potential templates for your website. The checklist is available in several languages.
If you've tried to install a Joomla! 1.0.x template on your Joomla! 1.5beta2 enabled website you'll know that legacy mode must be enabled before the template can be uploaded
"But how do I enable Legacy Mode in Joomla! 1.5beta2?" I hear you ask
If you use Joomla! and want to spice up your content pages a bit, I've uploaded some Joomla! graphics and button elements for free download. The PSD and PNG layered source files are included. Feel free to use them as you like. Enjoy!
Being the design junkie that I am, always looking for good links to CSS and design resources so I've compiled a list of some I've recently come across.
Often times in the forums when someone has a display problem with their template and I can't replicate it from my Mac, I usually ask them for a link or a screenshot of the problem. I must say I am very surprised at the number of users who are still operating in Windows XP with ClearType disabled.
If your fonts look ragged or almost pixellated, you may be able to make your eyeballs a lot happier by turning on ClearType.
I came across a great example/article by a designer named Andy Rutledge about the purpose of HTML tags, and why HTML tags contain "no presentational value". His argument is to let the CSS handle all the presentation, while HTML tags only serve to provide "meaning and context to the content". Brilliant work, Andy!