Archive for the “CSS / HTML” category

How to style select, radio & checkbox form elements only with css

by Cedric Dugas on July 4, 2013

Form elements have always been a problem for designers, they are ugly as fuck and never match a website or app style. In an earlier age javascript plugins popped up to solve this problem, at the expense of creating new…

Authoring a css book and what is next

by Cedric Dugas on July 19, 2011

I neglected quite a bit my blog for some times now .. After 3 years of doing this I feel like I have less and less to say about web development. Well not that it happens to every blogs of…

Creating a CSS3D hovering state with fallback for older browsers

by Cedric Dugas on July 13, 2011

HTML5 & CSS3 are a big sugar rush in the front-end community currently, you can see those nice CSS3 buttons popping everywhere around the web. For one project I am working on I wanted to use a nice 3d flip…

Introduction to the Google WebFont Loader

by Cedric Dugas on July 27, 2010

You remember the “old days” when you were cursing at sIFR because it would not give you the font-size you wanted, did text flickering on page load or was just not working at all on IE? Well those days are…

CSS3 transform is coming in a browser near you (even in IE)

by Cedric Dugas on April 6, 2010

There has been some cool developments lately on the use of CSS3 transform properties. First we have Dojo has announced that the next version of dojo.fx will support CSS3 transform. You can see the demo here.

Another nice project, cssSandpaper is a js…

Microsoft to Double Down on HTML5 With Internet Explorer 9? Really?

by Cedric Dugas on March 4, 2010

I was pretty surprised to read this week an article on Webmonkey that was saying that Microsoft would certainly double down in IE9 on HTML5 and CSS3. I suggest you read it yourself, but basically it was saying that Microsoft would…

The mobile webkit fixed position problem

by Cedric Dugas on February 22, 2010

If there is one thing you will be missing while developing your mobile web application for Webkit, it is the CSS fixed position. You cannot effectively fix an element on the iPhone, and mobile device are no powerhouse to emulate…

Zen HTML and CSS coding, and how to install it on Windows with E Text-Editor

by Cedric Dugas on November 24, 2009

Zen coding is one of the new cool kid presently, if you haven’t heard of it I would suggest your read this article from smashing magazine or look at this video presentation.

Basically it enables you to create HTML from CSS snippet. It might…

9 resources to create better HTML forms

by Cedric Dugas on November 18, 2009

Forms are a pretty boring piece of the Internet, it’s not fun to create and it’s not fun to interact with. Yet this is mostly our only way to communicate. We should strive to make better forms and make them…

CSS abstraction Series: Introduction to xCSS

by Cedric Dugas on October 21, 2009

I recently did an introduction to Less CSS following my read of why abstraction matters, in this article I was demonstrating how Less could be useful to your front-end development team, but the big disadvantage was that you had to install…