About normalize.css Normalize.css is a small CSS file that provides better cross-browser consistency in the default styling of HTML elements. It’s a modern, HTML5-ready, alternative to the traditional CSS reset. Normalize.css is currently used in some form by Twitter Bootstrap, HTML5 Boilerplate, GOV.UK, Rdio, CSS Tricks, and many other frameworks, toolkits, and sites. Overview Normalize.css is an alternative to CSS resets. The aims of normalize.css are as follows: Preserve useful browser defaults rather than erasing them.Normalize styles for a wide range of HTML elements.Correct bugs and common browser inconsistencies.Improve usability with subtle improvements.Explain the code using comments and detailed documentation. It supports a wide range of browsers (including mobile browsers) and includes CSS that normalizes HTML5 elements, typography, lists, embedded content, forms, and tables. Despite the project being based on the principle of normalization, it uses pragmatic defaults where they are preferable.
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CSS Tools: Reset CSS The goal of a reset stylesheet is to reduce browser inconsistencies in things like default line heights, margins and font sizes of headings, and so on. The general reasoning behind this was discussed in a May 2007 post, if you're interested. Reset styles quite often appear in CSS frameworks, and the original "meyerweb reset" found its way into Blueprint, among others. The reset styles given here are intentionally very generic. There isn't any default color or background set for the body element, for example. In other words, this is a starting point, not a self-contained black box of no-touchiness. If you want to use my reset styles, then feel free! Previous Versions v1.0 (200802) Acknowledgments Thanks to Paul Chaplin for the blockquote / q rules.
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Five simple steps to designing grid systems - Part 5 – September 19th, 2005 – It’s been a while, but this is the final part in my series ‘Five Simple Steps to designing Grid Systems’. Flexible vs Fixed. Lets’s start by briefly examining Fixed and Flexible, or Fluid designs. They both have their merits. Fixed width designs are, well, just easier to produce. Flexible width designs scale to the user’s resolution, and therefore the browser window. However, they both also have the down sides such as fixed layouts generally scale badly and flexible layouts tend to look very wide and short. Flexible grids As discussed the first few parts of this series, grid system design deals in fixed measurements - the media size, the type size and ultimately the grid size. I’ve been giving flexible width a lot of thought over the past few weeks in preparation for writing this article. Adaptive Grid Systems Ideally grid systems should be designed around the type size. The grid elements adapt to the user’s changes, andThe grid must retain it’s orginal proportions
CSS Shorthand Guide Sunday Oct 23 2005 Ok. Let's set the record straight. Background Backgrounds can be tricky. background properties Believe it or not, all these properties can be combined into one single background property as follows: the background shorthand property The Unknown Often times developers find themselves wondering What if I leave out this value or that one? default background property values Lesson learned: be careful on what you don't declare. background shorthand example (unexplicit) This would be the same as declaring the following values: background shorthand example (explicit) Font Font is perhaps the trickiest. font properties The default values for the font shorthand property are as follows: default font property values And of course without any further ado. the font shorthand property Here is where it gets tricky. or and . strong element styled with font font shorthand property example (unexplicit) This would be the same as declaring the following properties: the font shorthand property (explicit)
Can I use... Support tables for HTML5, CSS3, etc HTML5 / CSS3 Browser Support 4 comments | Related thoughts: CSS3, HTML5, Mobile Support Charts If you need to find which browsers support which HTML5/CSS3/SVG/lastest-and-greatest features, here are a few resources that I find helpful (I’m sure there are other — let me know which sites you use in the comments below). When Can I Use is a frequently updated set of tables showing browser support for CSS3, HTML5, SVG and other cutting edge technologies. Testing There are several sites that can report your browser’s support for various technologies — just visit the sites below and you’ll see a list of where your browser succeeds … and fails. HTML5 Test provides a quick test of your browser’s support for HTML5 elements and related technologies (like Geolocation, Web Workers, and WebGL).
CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet - Justin Aguilar How it works The CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet is a set of preset, plug-and-play animations for your web projects. All you need to do is add the stylesheet to your website and apply the premade CSS classes to the elements you want animated. The CSS3 Animation Cheat Sheet uses CSS3 @keyframes and works on all the latest browsers (that's IE 10). Using CSS3 @keyframes, you don't have to worry about positioning the element to accomodate the animations - it will animate into place. Also for users with older browsers, the animated element will be visible and in place, even if the animation doesn't trigger. Add the animation stylesheet to the <head> element of your webpage: Replace css with the name of the directory where the animation stylesheet is. Add an animation class to the element you want animated: Replace slideUp with the desired animation class. For entrance animations, you need to make them invisible by adding the visibility: hidden property to the animated element: Adding effects
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