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Using CSS 2.1 pseudo-elements to provide up to 3 background canvases, 2 fixed-size presentational images, and multiple complex borders for a single HTML element. This method of progressive enhancement works for all browsers that support CSS 2.1 pseudo-elements and their positioning.
We are pleased to present a portion of Chapter 2 of CSS3 for Web Designers by Dan Cederholm (A Book Apart, 2010). —Ed. It was 1997 and I was sitting in a terribly run-down apartment in beautiful Allston, Massachusetts. A typical late night of viewing source and teaching myself HTML followed a day of packing CDs at a local record label for peanuts (hence the run-down apartment).
Download the slides for my presentation on Designing with CSS3 Effectively and Efficiently for Adobe MAX, as well as get links to related resources on CSS3 effects, benefits, and media queries. I just finished speaking at Adobe MAX on “Designing with CSS3 Effectively & Efficiently,” the latest iteration of the talk I gave at Web Directions USA , the CSS Summit , and ConvergeSE . I talked about how CSS3 is about more than making things look pretty (though it’s really good at that too).
This is a rather simple pure CSS trick you can use to style your blog post tags, usually placed at the bottom of the posts. Pure CSS post tags uses at least 2 CSS tricks such as CSS triangles and CSS circles . Take a look at the demo For CSS triangles you need to manipulate borders of an element that has zero height and width. CSS circle is simpler. All you need is a square element with rounded corners set to at least half the size of the element.
The aim of this article is to give you a quick introduction of a css property named text-shadow which was first included in CSS2 (but it’s not implemented in all browsers yet). Nevertheless you can make some cool effects with it, which could only be done before by photoshopping text and rendering it as an image. Because it’s included in Safari since version 1.1(!) Mac users should be aware of various effects done by this property. In fact, most companys and persons with mac users as their main target audience use this effect on their websites.
If you’re a front end developer or a designer who likes to code, CSS-based layouts are at the very core of your work. In what might be a refresher for some, or even an “a-ha!” for others, let’s look at the CSS position property to see how we can use it to create standards-compliant, table-free CSS layouts. Position is everything <img src="M70o93H7pQ09L8X1t49cHY01Z5j4TT91fGfr" alt="">
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