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Excellent XHTML/CSS from A List Apart Magazine.. (13 posts)

  1. Anonymous
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    Posted 10 years ago #

    nice looking

  2. Nothlit
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Generally speaking, yes, but not with A List Apart, apparently. They give it away freely...they specifically say that you don't have to ask. :-)

  3. Anonymous
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    Posted 10 years ago #

    read it :"the written and visual contents of this magazine are protected by copyright", the css style is visual content, the only freely available css is the that in tutorials

  4. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    heh heh... i took a CSS from blue robot and credited them in the about section and the source code. :)

  5. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Just because I am in a "stirring stuff up" mood today...here's a quote from ALA's copyright page:
    "Free source
    A List Apart gives away CSS styles, JavaScript, PHP and Perl scripts, XHTML markup techniques, and other bits of Source Code for the use of its readers. You may freely copy, paste, and modify any of this code for use on your own web projects large or small, commercial or non-commercial. You need not ask permission to do so. You need not credit ALA or its authors. It is our gift to you."
    You can read it here for yourself.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!
    Craig.

  6. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    happy new year to u too. just lost control over the 2003 15 minutes ago. :)
    it's Jan WP version 1.0 time!!!

  7. notthatugly
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    What anonymous said: "the written and visual contents of this magazine are protected by copyright".
    If a site prints some css or code, or gives you a link to download it, and says it's free to use, that is fine. What is not fine is to view the source code/css of the site and copy it without asking first. I offer templates and css for people to use on my site, but I wouldn't be happy if someone came along and took the layout of the site itself. Basically, if the owner specifically says you can take it, take it; if they don't, leave it alone.
    I just thought that needed clearing up after some things that were mentioned in the 'Formatting' thread, and because pande's original post wasn't very clear about what had actually been taken from ALA :)

  8. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    right you can use their CSS, scripts without getting written permission.

  9. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    "A List Apart gives away CSS styles, JavaScript, PHP and Perl scripts, XHTML markup techniques, and other bits of Source Code for the use of its readers", all that freely usable content is explicit ,"visible", the main css style is not explicit for that reason is not a free usable css style

  10. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    for me its clear: the css is a technical instrument as mathematics , but different to that its the particular way that code render a layout, a unique complex of colors, forms, pictures, that it´s a layout that makes a page distinctive and particular from others pages and at the same time a way the author expresses his personality, if you clone that particular layout , whithout author`s permission, you are not in a fair use of the work and effort of others.

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 10 years ago #

    It's quite clear, you can't steal their layout :
    "With the exception of Source Code created for your use in our tutorials, the written and visual contents of this magazine are protected by copyright."

  12. radley25
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    You may adapt elements of our CSS in your own projects, but the unique combination of images, colors, sizes, typography, and positioning (“the design�) is copyright 2003 A List Apart Magazine and Happy Cog Studios and may not be reproduced.

    No, you can't.
    It's lame anyways.

  13. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    whoa, this one is out of the junkyard. still reminds me to fix one such issue on one of my own blog :p

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