Super Sweet CSS 3D Text Effects With Sass and LESS I was recently discussing the merits and various features of CSS preprocessors with a colleague. We covered all of the basics: how it’s great to have variables and how mixins can save you an incredible amount of coding time. When the conversation turned to some of the more obscure features though things got interesting. When I brought up the various color operations, my colleague boldly proclaimed that no “real designer” could ever find a legitimate excuse for using this feature and not picking his own colors manually.
The No-Pressure Introduction to CSS3 It's difficult to escape the hype surrounding CSS3 at the moment, yet it has created a divide in the community. If you read any blog post on the subject and it is flooded with comments by developers who feel they still cannot use CSS3 in their work. Rather than being encouraging the responses from the experts in our community can appear as aggressive and superior.
3D FishBirds « jonahgoldstein.com You aren’t seeing the magic above because your browser doesn’t yet support 3D transforms. Try using Chrome or Safari. Katrina recently was part of a panel on mixed-race identity at the Brooklyn Historical Society where she spoke about her project, FishBird . While discussing ways to remount the piece and additionally create a rich, digital component to accompany it, I began tossing around visuals. I couldn’t really get the idea of the wooden blocks out of my head.
Retina graphics for your website How it works There are now 4 ways to use retina.js: Automatically swapping out "src" paths on "img" tags. Automatically swapping out background image URLs in inline styles. Manually specifying the location of a high-res image variant. 3D Gallery with CSS3 and jQuery Today, we want to share an experimental 3D gallery with you that uses CSS 3D transforms. View demo Download source With 3D transforms, we can make simple elements more interesting by setting them into three dimensional space. Together with CSS transitions, these elements can be moved in 3D space and create a realistic effect.
CSS Refreshers: Borders Sure, we’re all familiar with borders. Is there anything new that could possibly be introduced? Well, I bet there’s quite a few things in this article that you never knew about! Not only can CSS3 be used to create rounded corners, but plain-ole' CSS can also be wrestled into displaying custom shapes. That’s right; in the past, before these techniques were discovered, we might have resorted to using absolutely positioned background images to display circles or arrows. Pure CSS3 accordion – Red Team Design A while ago, I wrote about the CSS3 :target pseudo-class and how can that help you achieve cool results. Today you'll learn how to create a pretty simple animated CSS3 accordion with its help. View demo What is an accordion If you're designing with usability in mind, then an accordion can be very useful when willing to organize content. The main advantage is packing a lot of content in a reduced space.
CSS transitions & media queries Posted on 31 May 2011 • 14 comments While coding up the site for our Insites Tour, I happened across an accidental feature: a smooth transition on growing / shrinking type and image sizes when I resized the browser window. This isn’t particularly groundbreaking and has probably been put into use by others, but as I personally haven’t seen it used elsewhere on the web, I thought it’d be good to make a note of this happy accident. The basic premise is this: you use media queries to design responsive websites that adapt their layout according to browser width, and you constantly resize your browser to see how the site performs, but each time a query kicks in, there’s a harsh jump between the old styles and the new ones. Why not use some simple CSS transitions to smooth that jump by animating the resize? A note about relative sizing