Archive for the 'css and html' Category

I am not the only one playing with CSS3

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

There are a number of people demonstrating what is possible is possible with CSS3, here are a few of the better ones I have found.

Browsers I rather not support

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

My wish list of browsers I would like not to support in 2009. One might surprise you and top of my list is not IE6

Cambria and Chrome

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

A little experiment with a two popular windows fonts and a number of different browsers, and one painful result

The State of the Web survey

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

aka thoughts on what everybody else is doing

I have just finished reading The State of the Web survey results. I was surprised by the results of the survey of current web practices, I always considered myself an early adopter of design and development practices and technologies when it comes to HTML, CSS and the ilk. With an early adopter audience, I expected to be in the middle of the pack of the survey with my design and development practices.

!important keyword and IE

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

Yeah in a comment to my recent @font-face post suggested that you should place the conditional comments last because how IE6 does not handle the !important keyword correctly.

I will stick with my original decision of placing conditional comments first, because while IE7 and below do not handle the !important keyword as per the W3C specifications, they do apply !important consistently.

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.

@font-face

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.

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shiny button as see in webkit nightly build

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 …