Cutting Edge CSS

8th January 2004 · Last updated: 5th October 2016

Stuart Nicholls has revamped his website Cutting Edge CSS. There you'll find some great CSS menu demos along with a stunning collection of CSS art. Take a look at this example:

Snowman screenshot

You won't believe it but the snowman was made purely with CSS! Text characters were used to create the fine details. Great work. But what's even more amazing is that the holly was also made with CSS! It puts my demos to shame!

The only problem with using text this way is that it may look incorrect on different computers and browsers. As an example, if I enlarge the text size in my browser the images break up. Plus if I didn't have the same fonts on my machine as Stuart used, I would probably see a different image again.

Even so, I think Stuart has taken CSS to a new level. Here's another example from his website, which I was convinced was made with images:

CSS Thumbnails screenshot

No images used at all - just CSS!

Visit Stuart's site for many more superb examples. His site lives up to its name - Cutting Edge CSS.