Archive for the 'CSS' Category

css variables in webkit

A recent post from David Hyatt on the www-style-list answers my question from April 15th: Will we see CSS variables next?. The short answer is yes! WebKit now has an experimental implementation of CSS variables: You can test this feature using a WebKit nightly Test cases Thanks to David Hyatt and Daniel Glazman for bringing […]

A lot has changed for the better since my post four years ago on preventing the death of SVG. Today, we have excellent SVG (and canvas) implementations in Safari, Firefox, and Opera. dojox.gfx provides a simple JavaScript API based on SVG nomenclature for abstracting away inconsistencies between implementations, and also allow VML and Silverlight support […]

safari 3 updates

Apple has collated a list of supported CSS properties in Safari. Most notable are the list of webkit-* properties, which are implementations that are either attempts at implementing a CSS 3 draft concept, or experiments by Apple in making CSS better. On Surfin’ Safari, there’s also a new article about 10 new things with WebKit […]

some of svg comes to css

On the WebKit blog, Dave Hyatt announced that WebKit now has support for CSS Transforms. This is really interesting because it takes the matrix transformation possibilities from SVG, and moves them into CSS, allowing their application on any HTML element. I’d also bet that given WebKit and Safari 3’s solid SVG support, this was relatively […]

calling for a css revolution

Daniel Glazman is calling for a css revolution. Daniel, a long time member of the CSS WG, is basically making the point that many of the working groups have strayed too far away from solving the needs of their users, and need to focus more of their efforts on the problems that matter. Note that […]

styling input type=file has a great article on how to create the illusion of a styled input type=”file” element. This is a problem I tried to solve years ago, before the options presented here were really viable. This trick will probably put Michael McGrady on the map if he wasn’t already.

designed entirely in css

Being the elitest that I am, I like to poke fun at people who make the statement: “I designed this site entirely in css”. Recently, the designer of the newly launched mozilla store proclaimed that it was the first site he had designed entirely in css. Sure, CSS is a language used to describe presentational […]

a list apart

a list apart, one of the better web developer web-zines, relaunches with three good articles: accessibility with css image replacement, expandable curved tabs in css, and a 4k php image roation script, as well as multiple rss feeds in multiple versions.

css layout-o-matic

A good first attempt at generating css layouts.


In working with xsl-fo for the first time recently, I was pleasantly surprised with fop, an Apache project for converting fo documents to common display formats such as pdf and svg. The only drawback I had brought back memories of using css a few years ago when browser support was much less than it is […]

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