Archive for the “CSS / HTML” category

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…

Apple patents CSS transform and animation

by Cedric Dugas on October 20, 2009

In a frightening move, Apple decided to patent their CSS transform and animation properties. Unfortunately this was not part of the CSS3 specifications and they have all the rights to do so. Now we will have to wait and see…

Introduction to Less CSS abstraction on Windows

by Cedric Dugas on October 5, 2009

Following my last post about CSS abstraction with PHP, Chris Eppstein proposed I have a look at Less CSS. Truth be told I had already looked into it. But the big ruby icon turned me down, I do not use…

Best front-end workflow within a production team

by Cedric Dugas on September 18, 2009

Optimizing front-end teams’ workflow is hard, there is always something that comes in the way, but it is important to at least try to optimize the front-end work. It could save your team considerable time over a project. Front-enders could…

posAbsolute CSS Framework, website starter kit

by Cedric Dugas on September 8, 2009

Web development companies have a bad habit of doing inconsistent websites depending on which developer coded the website. It is one of the reason we have so much back-end framework. However front-end teams are a bit more in the dark.…

How to: Get CSS3 box-shadow and border-radius accepted as a viable option at your workplace

by Cedric Dugas on July 27, 2009

This is a small pledge for implementing CSS3 on non-critical design elements, I thought it might help other front-end developer to convince their boss, fell free to use it! What you need to understand, from my point of view, is…

CSS3 @font-face is not as ready as you would think

by Cedric Dugas on July 20, 2009

@font-face is one of the new CSS3 feature that has been implemented in every major browser beside IE, this is also the kind of stuff that can degrade really well in non compliant browsers. Let’s face it, sIFR is really painful…

Microsoft is on fire this week, a non-biased browsers chart

by Cedric Dugas on June 18, 2009

I would like to start with a quote from Microsoft on web standards browsers comparison:
It’s a tie. Internet Explorer 8 passes more of the World Wide Web Consortium’s CSS 2.1 test cases than any other browser

Now that’s just a start,…

1 line CSS Grid Framework is possible

by Cedric Dugas on June 4, 2009

Something very interesting has come up this week. Vladimir Carrer has created a very simple CSS framework that can even work in IE 5.5.

.dp50 {width:50%; float:left; display: inline; *margin-right:-1px; }

This is of course very limited as you can only use 1,2,4,8,16…

Does making an IE6 stylesheet makes you lazy?

by Cedric Dugas on April 28, 2009

I always wondered what was more time efficient between using an IE6 stylesheet for every bug I see, or try to track down the problem in my website. Most common bugs can be solved without using css tricks. I can…