CSS3 Cheat Sheet (PDF) - Smashing Coding Advertisement Just last week we released an extensive printable HTML 5 Cheat Sheet that lists all currently supported HTML 5 tags, their descriptions, their attributes and their support in HTML 4. In comments to this post we received many requests for a similar CSS 3 cheat sheet that would present the main features of CSS 3 in a handy, printable reference card. So we asked our friend Chris Hanscom from Veign.com (who created the HTML 5 cheat sheet) to create a quick reference card for CSS 3.
How To Create a Pure CSS Polaroid Photo Gallery Magical things can be done by combining various CSS properties, especially when some of the new CSS3 tricks are thrown into the mix. Let’s take a look at building a cool looking stack of Polaroid photos with pure CSS styling. View the Demo
Using CSS3: Older Browsers And Common Considerations - Smashing Magazine Advertisement With the arrival of IE9, Microsoft has signalled its intent to work more with standards-based technologies. With IE still the single most popular browser and in many ways the browser for the uninitiated, this is hopefully the long awaited start of us Web craftsmen embracing the idea of using CSS3 as freely as we do CSS 2.1. However, with IE9 not being supported on versions of Windows before Vista and a lot of businesses still running XP and reluctant (or unable) to upgrade, it might take a while until a vast majority of our users will see the new technologies put to practice.
Form Design with Sliding Labels « CSSKarma A few weeks ago I was reading an article on form UI by Luke Wroblewski of Yahoo!. For those who aren’t familiar with Luke, he (quite literally) wrote the book on good form design. In the article, one certain section about placing labels inside of form fields stood out to me: Because labels within fields need to go away when people are entering their answer into an input field, the context for the answer is gone. So if you suddenly forget what question you’re answering, tough luck—the label is nowhere to be found. As such, labels within inputs aren’t a good solution for long or even medium-length forms.
Beginner's Guide to Application Cache Introduction It's becoming increasingly important for web-based applications to be accessible offline. Yes, all browsers can cache pages and resources for long periods if told to do so, but the browser can kick individual items out of the cache at any point to make room for other things. HTML5 addresses some of the annoyances of being offline with the ApplicationCache interface. Using the cache interface gives your application three advantages: Tools to Make CSS3 CSS or cascading style sheet is basically a style sheet language that is used to describe the presentation semantics or the looks and formatting of a document. This document is written in a mark-up language. One of its basic uses is to style the web pages that are either written in HTML or XHTML but this language can also be applied to any other kind of document. CSS also does a major job that is it separates the content of the document from the presentation of the document and in addition it also includes features like layouts, colors and fonts. This separation that is done by CSS improves the accessibility of the content and also provides more flexibility and control in the specification of presentation. CSS also enables the mark-up languages to be printed in various forms.
CSS3 Image Styles When applying CSS3 inset box-shadow or border-radius directly to the image element, the browser doesn't render the CSS style perfectly. However, if the image is applied as background-image, you can add any style to it and have it rendered properly. Darcy Clarke and I put a quick tutorial together on how to use jQuery to make perfect rounded corner images dynamically. Today I'm going to revisit the topic and show you how much more you can do with the background-image CSS trick. I will show you how to use box-shadow, border-radius and transition to create various image styles.
Masonry CSS or Getting awesome with CSS3 Gotta tell you folks: this one’s been bugging me for a week now. I’m sure everyone is familiar with David DeSandro‘s awesome jQuery plugin, Masonry. Well, what this is is two things. First, it’s an homage to David himself and the awesome work that he does. Second, it’s a kick ass, super simple CSS technique that mimics what Masonry does. 10 Useful Online Tools for Working with CSS Hey there folks! We decided to devote our today’s post to something really useful and time-saving. So, please welcome our list of 10 online tools for CSS editing or creating ready elements that require styles. Now you can perform some styling actions with your CSS sheet using powerful and simple online helpers. Our list contains interesting services that allow you to edit, compress, format css files, create beautiful CSS buttons, generate gradients, and import and process CSS files. Among these you’ll find some dedicated tools so please pay your attention to extremely popular CSS3 Generator – this excellent service would help you to generate codes for all of the CSS3 properties and easily paste them into your CSS sheet.
10 Awful IE Bugs and Fixes Introduction Everyone has a story to tell when dealing with Internet Explorer. As a developer I have faced numerous bizzare problems with IE and sometimes you just want to bang your head against the wall! However, as time goes by, we slowly learn from mistakes (well, sometimes it's not our fault, it's IE!!!) and start to adapt and understand IE's weird behaviors. We have to because there is still a considerable number of IE6 users.