Tag: CSS

Modular Front-End, the book

Modular Front-End, the book. As what I would call a ‘front end guy’ primarily, I’ve worked with a number of ‘back end guys’ over the years who have taken it upon themselves to build out some views that I’ve needed. They’re the first to admit (a number of times) that the markup could be better, […]

Posted: September 04, 2012

Stick your landings! position: sticky lands in WebKit

Stick your landings! position: sticky lands in WebKit – HTML5Rocks Updates. Sticky stuff has been prominent in Web design for quite some time. Unfortunately the implementation has always been flat out wacky. It’s a hack, we all know it, but we do it because our hands are were tied. As of very recently position:sticky has […]

Posted: September 04, 2012

Normalize.css Goes 1.0!

Normalize.css: Make browsers render all elements more consistently.. I’ve been a fan of reset stylesheets since learning why they were better than * { margin:0; padding:0; border:0; }. There have been any debates over time concerning whether reset stylesheets accomplish their goal or simply create more work for us. That mindset brought about the concept […]

Posted: August 18, 2012

Sizing Boxes (Back to the Future)

Sizing Boxes (Back to the Future) – destroy/dstorey. I’ve been using box-sizing:border-box; more and more lately as it seems. Especially with the Bootstrap-inspired style guides I’ve been working on for client projects. There are a few times where it just makes sense, and I think once I’m beyond my habitual omission of the property, I’ll […]

Posted: July 24, 2012

The New Sizzle

jQuery Blog » The New Sizzle. Sizzle, in my opinion, doesn’t get quite enough of the spotlight from time to time. It’s a huge part of what made jQuery so awesome to pick up and run with, and it’s still undergoing massive iterative change as the browserscape matures. This post outlines what’s coming down the […]

Posted: July 20, 2012


Max CSS. This is a nice reminder as I spent a ton of time poking around the styles of other websites as I was teaching myself CSS. In this world of preprocessors and minification we obfuscate as much as we can so as to save some room on the pipe. That’s awesome for the intended […]

Posted: July 09, 2012

Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview

Moving the Stable Web Forward in IE10 Release Preview – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. Say whaaat? As part of Windows 8 Release Preview planning, we reviewed all the W3C draft standards supported by IE10. In particular, we looked for those specifications that: Are stable, that is, there were no recent additions or […]

Posted: June 07, 2012

#334 Compass & CSS Sprites – RailsCasts

#334 Compass & CSS Sprites – RailsCasts. RailsCasts has a fantastic look at how much Compass can help you with spriting. Spriting is tedious but accomplishing the same goal with Compass makes it laughably easy. There is an implementation syntax you’ll need to get used to, but as I use Compass more it gets so […]

Posted: June 06, 2012

CSS and the critical path

CSS and the critical path / Stoyan's phpied.com. We’re going to be talking about performance on the front end like crazy for the next few years, there’s no escaping it. A lot has to do with mobile but just as much has to do with continuing to refine Web applications to be more performant, more […]

Posted: June 05, 2012

Little Details: Subpixel vs Greyscale Antialiasing

Little Details: Subpixel vs Greyscale Antialiasing « Cantina. I remember vividly the first time I ran through The Browser Gauntlet after getting my first Mac. I was astounded by the difference in type rendering on my test Windows machine and wished everyone was able to see better rendered type. Browsers have progressed even further and […]

Posted: May 25, 2012