April 2012

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Last week I was tackling a CSS problem when I suddenly stumbled into the magical world of the attribute selector. It’s not that I didn’t know about it, it’s that I didn’t know how powerful it was. And I wasn’t alone; Joey Shirley, a coworker, was dealing with a few issues that attribute selector magic

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Authoring HTML and CSS will never be as complex as programming. HTML is, after all, a markup language, and CSS is merely a stylesheet language. CSS is simple enough that the first two or three hours of writing it won’t be that different from your next 500 or 1000 hours. You learn the basic ways

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I was getting frustrated on a project with having to test my CSS with different line-lengths of content and whatnot. So I decided to write a little tiny jQuery plugin to help me test out my web pages a bit faster using contenteditable

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In an interview with Jacob Gube from Six Revisions on the subject of exciting developments in CSS3, Eric Meyer said  …the power to describe Web 2.0 designs in CSS is insignificant compared with the power to select every third table row starting with the fifth one.  Or being able to select the first paragraph within

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Over four months ago, I posted on how to use the HTML5 localstorage API to protect forms. Quite curiously, it was five days before someone else wrote an article on the concept on Smashing Magazine. (I won’t link to it because I’m still a little bitter). Despite my initial bitterness, I’ll admit that Alexandar Kaupanin’s

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Until I get my snippet library up and running in WordPress, I’m storing a lot of my snippets over at GitHub. One of the first things I put up there is a super handy snippet for easy-bake CSS triangles