Published by Chris Coyier I admittedly don't think about this idea very often... how efficient is the CSS that we write, in terms of how quickly the browser can render it? This is definitely something that browser vendors care about (the faster pages load the happier people are using their products). Mozilla has an article about best practices. Google is also always on a crusade to make the web faster. Efficiently Rendering CSS
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1. position:static The default positioning for all elements is position:static, which means the element is not positioned and occurs where it normally would in the document. Normally you wouldn't specify this unless you needed to override a positioning that had been previously set. 2. position:relative
7 New Essential CSS 3 Techniques Revealed | tripwire magazine There are several new and exciting functions and features being thought up for CSS3: text-shadow, box-sizing, opacity, multiple backgrounds, border-radius, border-image, etc… This article presents 7 New CSS3 techniques that every web designer and developer should be aware of. CSS3 for sure will leads to greater flexibility and make effects that was previously complex and difficult to create much easier. Unfortunately it is not currently all the leading browsers that support CSS3. In some cases other techniques are available making our life easier while waiting for CSS3 to break through and these will be briefly covered as well.
Forms are usually seen as that obnoxious thing we have to markup and style. I respectfully disagree: forms (on a par with tables) are the most exciting thing we have to work with. Here we’re going to take a look at how to style a beautiful HTML5 form using some advanced CSS and latest CSS3 techniques. I promise you will want to style your own forms after you’ve read this article.
Liquid, Fluid and Elastic Layout Templates, Tools and Frameworks In recent years, screen resolutions are getting both bigger (large monitors) and smaller (in the mobile sense), as such, a static or fixed web layout may no longer be deemed completely viable. Maybe its time to change. Liquid, fluid and elastic layouts, have as many supporters as fixed layouts, despite what ever your feelings are on these styles of layouts, having some knowledge on adapting a site to liquid or elastic would most definitely be a plus in your arsenal. In this article you will find a collection of starter and basic fluid/liquid and elastic layouts, CSS frameworks and some useful tools to help you with your next project. Tiny Fluid Grid
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Hack for CSS3 Supporting Browsers Hack for CSS3 Supporting Browsers Posted By Estelle Weyl on April 6, 2010 Implementing CSS3 features in your CSS file can be complex. You have to make sure that the CSS you’re feeding to FF3.5+, Chrome, Opera and Safari are not being read by FF2, IE6, IE7 and IE8. There’s a simple hack to make sure that your CSS3 is fed only to browsers that support it… it’s forward compliant and it’s valid markup. selector:nth-of-type(1n)
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