About 6 weeks ago I published an article introducing some valuable online resources for free Web designs. In the meantime I came across more sites that offer free templates, themes, skins, or however you want to call them, for download.
Free CSS Templates
All of the resources listed below offer free downloads, browsing and live previews of templates. Some sites feature CSS templates from various designers and offer designers to upload their own templates. Each site is briefly described.
In this article I describe how you can parse and display Yahoo Pipes data returned as a JSON feed. Yahoo Pipes can be used as a data aggregator that lets you mashup online data sources, such as RSS feeds. To learn more about Yahoo Pipes and how to create them you can watch this video on how Yahoo Pipes work.
When using Drupal's menu system for linking pages on your site the corresponding menu link gets the CSS class
active when the referred page is being displayed. To make use of this to improve a site's usability you can highlight this link by assigning a different color, background color, etc. Drupal's
l() function also takes care to add the
active class to currently displayed links.
On this site I have to blocks in the sidebar (Recommended Articles, Drupal Modules) with hard-coded links to internal pages using plain HTML. My main reason not to use menu items is because I am too lazy and I don't use the
l() function to not increase the number of database queries more than necessary.