Over the last years we’ve got a pretty good understanding of what CSS does, how it works and how we can use it for our layouts, typography and visual presentation of the content. However, there are still some attributes that are not so well-known; also, CSS3 offers us new possibilities and tools that need to be understood, learned and then applied in the right context to the right effect.
In this round-up we present fresh useful articles about less-known CSS 2.1 and CSS3 properties as well as an overview of recently published CSS techniques, tools and tips for designers and web-developers. Please stay tuned: next week we will present the second part of this article, featuring fresh CSS3 techniques, tools and resources.
For designers and developers, CSS has long been a powerful part of the web design process, but with the emergence of CSS3 and the growth of both the spec and the number of browsers that support it, amazing options are being opened up for designers.
It’s now possible to do all sorts of cool things just using CSS — even animation. Although not all of the effects work across browsers (even browsers that have CSS3 support) and some things are more for show and tell than actual use, there is seemingly no shortage of cool things you can do, just with the stylesheet.
Here are seven of our favorite CSS3 techniques that have a real-world use and that you can start experimenting with right now.
Over the past year, new techniques and tricks involving HTML5 and CSS3 enhancements have been shared on a number of websites, giving developers new possibilities for improving the user experience.
Of course, the plethora of information online is hard to keep up with, and some of it may be out of date, inaccurate, or may fail to promote accessibility, progressive enhancement, or other best practices methods.
To that end, designers and developers today may prefer to have a desktop reference in the form of a good old ink and paper companion.
So in this article, I’ve compiled a list of eleven books that will be released in 2010 that focus on HTML5 and CSS3. Many of the authors listed alongside the titles below will be familiar to us, since some of them have established themselves online as zealous proponents of best practices and standards-based code.
CSS3 is fun to mess around with, and this info chart has certainly kept me busy and helped me to become more familiar with the newest techniques in CSS.
I’ve made updates and modifications to the click chart, including a few improvements to some of the already-existing examples to make them more specific. The changes are listed below, or you can skip the boring descriptions and just use the demo button to view the updated chart.
Dreamweaver fans ought to be pretty happy about this one: Adobe released an extension pack on Tuesday that brings extensive HTML5 and CSS3 functionality to Dreamweaver CS5. The pack is available as a free download from Adobe Labs, and installs with zero hassle since it just uses the CS5 Extension Manager.