Understanding CSS3 Transitions

We can start to use CSS3 transitions right now as long as we carefully choose the situations in which to use them. They certainly won’t replace existing technologies like Flash, JavaScript, or SVG (especially without broader browser support)—but they can be used to push the experience layer a notch higher. And most importantly, they’re relatively easy to implement for the web designer already familiar with CSS. It only takes a few lines of code…

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Formalize CSS

I want some measure of control over form elements, without changing them so drastically as to appear foreign in a user’s operating system. Thus, my quest to find a happy medium, where browsers would generally agree and let me keep my sanity. The result is what I’m simply referring to as Formalize CSS…

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CSS Border Tricks – Pressed, Beveled, Shadows, Indented Borders

Since I released my new redesigned blog, a lot of people have asked me how I styled the pressed effect on my category navigation. I would like to share some simple border style tricks to get various effects for your next project…

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Ultimate CSS Gradient Generator

The Ultimate CSS Gradient Editor has the ability to specify gradients using pure CSS3, without having to create any images and use them as repeating backgrounds for gradient effects. The resulting CSS gradients are cross-browser – they will work in these browsers and will also fall back to a simpler gradient in Internet Explorer…

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Why we don’t have a parent selector

With work, I’ve had to do quite a bit of examination of performance. We run a number of tools over an application to determine where the bottlenecks are. One such application is Google Page Speed which provides a number of recommendations to improve JavaScript and rendering performance. Before I get into its recommendations, we need to understand a little better about how browsers evaulate CSS…

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