tips for web designers

Do you know the difference between margin and padding?

To summarize:

  • Padding is the space inside a box

  • Margin is the space outside a box

Given that info:

  • Use padding when you want space between the contents of the box and the box’s edges

  • Use margin when you want space between the box and other boxes

Or, in other words, I’d say…

  1. Do I want more space, aka “breathing room” inside this box? Use padding.

  2. Do I want more space between this box and other elements on the page? Use margins.

When you have a background color or a border turned on for your box (i.e. a distinguishing edge), it’s easier to visually see why you would want to use padding or margin.

It’s just trickier when you don’t have some distinguishing edge to your box, because then padding and margin appear to be behaving in the same way.

In those cases, either one can get the job done. I.e. it’s not always necessarily a “you have to use padding* or "you have to use margin” situation.

Here’s a couple more points that distinguish margin and padding from one another:

  1. When you use padding it adds to the overall width of your elements. Ex, if you set the width of a box to be 100px but have 10px padding, you actually will have an element that is 120px wide (10px padding on either side).

  2. Margins collapse. This means if I have two boxes next to one another, each with a 10px margin…The distance between them will not be 20px (10px + 10px). Instead, the margins will collapse so the margin is for realz 10px.

Clarity is the job #1.

Good UI design focuses on anticipating the needs of your users beforehand and ensuring that the Interface incorporates elements which facilitate those actions, are easy to comprehend, and hassle free to access.

Here are a few quintessential principles of UI that developers would do best to stick to:


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Create a CSS Glowing Form Field on Focus

You’ll often see websites using form fields with a glowing effect when they’re in focus… like, for example. This can be done using a CSS3 box-shadow and transition property.

Step 1: HTML

<form class="form">
<label>Name:</label> <input type="text" />
<label>Email:</label> <input type="email" />
<label>Password:</label> <input type="password" />
<input type="button" value="submit" />

Step 2: Style with CSS

.form input {
border: 1px solid #ddd;
outline: none;
border-radius: 4px;
-webkit-transition: all 0.30s ease-in-out;
-moz-transition: all 0.30s ease-in-out;
-ms-transition: all 0.30s ease-in-out;
-o-transition: all 0.30s ease-in-out;
transition: all 0.30s ease-in-out;

.form input:focus {
border-color: #83b4db;
box-shadow: 0 0 10px #8fbfe6;
-moz-box-shadow: 0 0 10px #8fbfe6;
-webkit-box-shadow: 0 0 10px #8fbfe6;

Taa daaaa! All done.

Spicy Spooky Spider Dip

Yields 2 cups of dip

Things you’ll need

  • ½ cup tahini
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • ½ teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 cans black beans, drained and washed
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Food processor
  • Rubber spatula
  • Small offset spatula
  • Black display bowls
  • Sour cream in decorating bag fitted with a #2 tip
  • Black olives
  • Red bell pepper
  • Cutting board
  • Small knife

Let’s get started!

  1. In a food processor, grind tahini and juices together for about 1 minute and then scrape down the sides.
  2. Add garlic, olive oil, cumin, and chili powder. Process for another minute and scrape.
  3. Pour in black beans and seasoning and process for another minute or so.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use a #2 tip to pipe a sour cream spider web design on top of the hummus.
  2. For a spider head, cut one olive lengthwise and then again in half at the width.
  3. For spider legs, cut an olive lengthwise then cut thin long slices. You’ll need eight slices for each spider.
  4. Assemble the cut olive pieces on top of the web to create a spider. The final touch is a small diamond shaped piece of red bell pepper on the body.
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