Mikael Blomkvist

Dragon Armansky

Erika Berger

Lisbeth Salander


The Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larsson

The Millenum Trilogy of bestselling books by Stieg Larsson are novels which need to be consumed in very large chunks, once picked up these books are very hard to put down, and my statistics seem to reflect this fact. I won't bother with describing plots and storylines as that has been done by far better people than me.

Top trumps

The design draws inspiraton from the top trumps card game where each card contains a list of numerical data, and the aim of the game is to compare these values. This seemed an appropriate approach allowing me to display the four main characters present in the books and to produce just one web page for all three books.


This millenium design started off as an experiment with media queries, however it soon developed into an examination of the drawing capabilities of CCS3. Using the CSS3 properties of border-radius, transform and box-shadow in combination with a variety of CSS2.1 border properties. Simple drawings are certainly possible, nonetheless this design will look quite frankly rubbish on certain browsers, i am looking at you IE, (just discovered CSSPIE a JavaScript library that adds support for border-radius, box-shadow, gradients, and RGBa colors to older versions of IE to fix this) but as this site is about exploration and possibilities i can live with that.

What's this all about?

My name is Ian Ecclestone and I am currently experimenting with the capabilities of CSS and HTML. Over the forthcoming months I shall visualise one aspect of the book which I am currently reading.

For more books in this series the curious can click the numbered boxes in the top navigation bar

Internet Explorer 6

If you are viewing this page in Internet Explorer 6 you will have content but no styling. This is because on this page I am currently using Andy Clarke's Universal Internet Explorer 6 CSS, read about the reasoning behind this here.

Ian Ecclestone, EcclestoneDesign, 8 Diamond Close, Biddulph, ST8 6JP, T: 01782763618,