• 201122 Apr

    When IE9 was released, I was really happy to see all the great CSS3 features it supported. 2D Transforms, advanced selectors, border-radius, rgba/hsla colors, WOFF fonts … the list goes on. And no polyfills required! I was, however, disappointed that IE9 doesn’t support two of my favorite CSS3 effects: border-image and text-shadow. I’m sure that I will notice other CSS3 effects missing over time, but these are two features that I currently find incredibly useful. This article will deal with text-shadow: how it works in browsers that support it, and strategies we can use today to emulate some of its functionality in IE. Although the solutions I present here are based on IE’s Visual Filters, and that some articles like this one by Neil Crosby have looked into it as a solution, I present here some new information – how to make them work correctly with Windows Standard and ClearType font-smoothing and how to write the final CSS that won’t break any browser.

  • 201107 Apr

    Web design is an industry where things change very fast. Over the last year or two, CSS3 has taken web design potential to a new level. It’s not that many more features are available in this latest iteration of the CSS specifications, it’s that CSS3 makes it easier to work with things that typically involved more work, more technologies, and more software. For example, basic animation and dynamic image capabilities such as color gradients were previously only possible with JavaScript, Flash, and image editing software like Photoshop. Not anymore.

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