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Adding Borders to Web Page Columns with BlueTrip CSS

In this second part of a series introducing the BlueTrip CSS framework, I show you how to use some handy CSS classes that come with it to add borders to the columns of a web page and create truly fancy H2 headers.

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By: Alejandro Gervasio
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November 12, 2009
  1. · Adding Borders to Web Page Columns with BlueTrip CSS
  2. · Review: generic span-x CSS classes
  3. · Adding borders to web page columns
  4. · Assigning fancy CSS classes to HTML headers

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Adding Borders to Web Page Columns with BlueTrip CSS
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Without a doubt, CSS frameworks help shorten the time required for developing web sites. As you may know, there are a few powerful contenders in this terrain that have gained considerable popularity over time. This is due to their handy features, such as the inclusion of well-trusted resetting capabilities, text and web form styling, complete printer-friendly style sheets and so forth.

Among the numerous CSS frameworks available nowadays that have become the preferred tool of many web designers, BlueTrip is quite possibly one of the most popular. It claims to put together the best features provided by the BluePrint CSS and Tripoli frameworks, and that seems to be more than a marketing trick.

So, if you're interested in learning how to work with the BlueTrip CSS framework, then this series of articles might be what you're looking for. If you've already read the introductory tutorial, then you know how to create basic web page layouts with BlueTrip.

In that specific article, I explained how to use the framework's generic span-x CSS classes to build two simple web pages. In the first case, the background grid used to align element on the web document was displayed on screen, while in the second example the grid was hidden from view thanks to the manipulation of the "showgrid" CSS class, which was alternately assigned and removed from the markup.

However, I'm only scratching the surface of the useful capabilities offered by BlueTrip. In the next few lines I'm going to explain how to use some of its CSS classes to add borders to columns of a web page and to apply elegant styles to HTML headers.

Now, it's time to continue discovering the numerous features that come packaged with the BlueTrip CSS framework. Let's get going!

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