Archive for December, 2008

first-letter pseudo element

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

I adore the printed page and those little refinements such as Initial Caps, that use to only be possible in print. Here is an explanation of the first-letter pseudo element which allows you to replicate that using HTML and CSS.


Thursday, December 25th, 2008

My first experiment / tutorial in the progressive enhancement series is with the @font-face property, so enjoy and please do not litter the web with ugly sites that over use fancy type, moderation please.

Lessons in Progressive Enhancement with CSS2 and CSS3

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

I have start experimenting with CSS2 and CSS3 properties to see what I can use now for progressive enhancement. And by progressive enhancement I do not mean Hey we are so f&#8230ing cool and if you are not cool enough to use the latest bleeding edge browser you can go and read our RSS feed. It is more great your are using a good browser, lets make your experience better by providing a design closer to what I would of liked to use if it was not for the limitations of other browsers.

I have been out shinyed

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

John Allsopp has just had published Shiny Happy Buttons on 24 Ways, and John has out shinyed my buttons using CSS3 for progressive enhancement at Web Mixed Grill.


shiny button as see in webkit nightly build

Google Chrome is frustrating me

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

At work I regularly use Chrome as a second browsers, it is a efficient browser, quick to fire up, small memory footprint and renders standard based web pages correctly. However, it will not replace that memory hog Firefox 3.1 as my main browser. As the Web Developer Toolbar and Firebug are the tools of my […]

Start learning about CSS 2.1 and CSS3 now

Monday, December 8th, 2008

I just finished exploring the limits of a few CSS3 properties for another article I wrote for web mixed grill. I quickly realised how limited my knowledge of CSS3 and even CSS2.1 is. The problem has been that in the past few years I have been ignoring any CSS properties not supported by IE6. I was not willing to learn about properties I could not put to immediate use, because the dominant browser did not support it.

Well IE6 is no longer the dominant browser …

Opacity vs RGBA at web mixed grill

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

My contribution to Web Mixed Grill (think the Australian version of 24ways, no snow and mulled wine here, it is all cold beer and BBQs) on the Opacity and RGBA has been published.

It was written fairly quickly (for me) …

24ways not to impress people

Monday, December 1st, 2008

24ways as seen ie IE6

This year’s edition of the web geek advent calendar 24ways has arrived and caused a bit of a stir on twitter. One of the reasons is the people behind 24ways thought to hell with bad browsers we are going to use CCS3 and rgba which only works in Firefox, Safari & Chrome. Unfortunately they did not think much of people using Opera, IE6, IE7 or who browse without javascript.