CSS

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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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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

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Another stupid CSS3 trick: Take a bucket-full of CSS3 -webkit animations, add in a table or two that you’ve marked up somewhat semantically, hit refresh and voilá, you have a way to keep track of how much time has passed without JavaScript. Warning: Google Chrome only

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I’m in a CSS mailing list and this morning, Vince over at Ghodmode Development shared a fun little experiment showing that an em isn’t an “m” in CSS. I, along with others, more or less responded with “d’uh”. We’ve seen this phenomenon for years and didn’t totally understand the purpose. In fact, I attempted to

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My absolute favorite HTML5 attribute is “contenteditable”. It makes the contents of the element editable. It’s an incredibly simple feature that has tons of potential for your website.In fact, I’ve already seen it paired with localStorage or Web SQL APIs to capture data and create browser-side interactivity.

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So in a follow-up to my post on layering the feedback with CSS, I’ve created a simple starting point with styling our forms: a form feedback boiler plate.

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Feedback Matters Long gone are the days where all we did was stare at a website and absorb content. We fill out contact forms, buy stuff, hold chat sessions, Tweet this and unlike that. These website interactions become more complex as they slowly get better at mirroring real-world interactions. One of the steps in mirroring

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support rapid updating of content, changes in Search Engine Marketing, and syndication of content. One of the core indicators of a well-architected CMS, in fact, is the separation of Design, Content, and Information Architecture. Put another way, the layout of a page is independent of the content on it, which is independent of the organization of pages. While there is much focus on getting the CMS to support the content strategies of now and the future, next to none goes into supporting the Brand strategies of the future.