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The Shapes of CSS. Replacing the -9999px hack (new image replacement) IN THE BEGINNING was FIR, AKA Fahrner Image Replacement (note that one of the following links returns a 404): The Daily Report’s 2003 redesign uses (and our book explained) an image replacement technique intended to combine the benefits of accessibility with the power of graphic design.

Replacing the -9999px hack (new image replacement)

We christened this method Fahrner Image Replacement (FIR) in honor of Todd Fahrner, who first suggested it to us. Douglas Bowman’s tutorial popularized the technique, which was first developed by C. Z. Adventures In The Third Dimension: CSS 3D Transforms - Smashing Coding. Advertisement Back in 2009, the WebKit development team proposed a new extension to CSS that would allow Web page elements to be displayed and transformed on a three-dimensional plane.

Adventures In The Third Dimension: CSS 3D Transforms - Smashing Coding

This proposal was called 3D Transforms, and it was soon implemented in Safari for Mac and iOS. About a year later, support followed for Chrome, and early in 2011, for Android. Outside of WebKit, however, none of the other browser makers seemed to show much enthusiasm for it, so it’s remained a fairly niche and underused feature. Seven things still missing from CSS. Net magazine is the number one choice for the professional web designer and developer.

Seven things still missing from CSS

It’s here that you find out about the latest new web trends, technologies and techniques – all in one handy package. Each issue boasts a wealth of expert tips and advice, including in-depth features and over 30 pages of advanced front- and backend tutorials on subjects as diverse as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, and plenty more. Experimental CSS3 Animations for Image Transitions. Today we want to share some experimental 3D image transitions with you that use CSS3 animations and jQuery.

Experimental CSS3 Animations for Image Transitions

We'll be using CSS3 3D Transforms for Webkit only. View demo Download source Today we want to share some experimental 3D image transitions with you that use CSS3 animations and jQuery. We’ll be using CSS3 3D Transforms for Webkit only. Parallaxing CSS3 backgrounds - December 21st, 2011 | HTML5 and CSS3 Advent 2011. Some Lesser Known Features of LESS | Viget Inspire. For the last year or so, LESS has gained a lot of traction in the front-end development community, particularly among designers.

Some Lesser Known Features of LESS | Viget Inspire

LESS extends CSS with dynamic functionality and organizational features, which provide a lot of power and efficiency to designers and developers. However, it's not the only CSS pre-processor player out there.