Tag: CSS

CSS px is an Angular Measurement

CSS px is an Angular Measurement. I’m not quite sure exactly what to make of this but I found it interesting. The ‘px’ unit in CSS is a non-linear angular measurement… The moon from Earth is about 24.3px wide, for example. What it really comes down to is screen resolution. Discussions surrounding the pixel were […]

Posted: March 13, 2012

#328 Twitter Bootstrap Basics – RailsCasts

#328 Twitter Bootstrap Basics – RailsCasts. If you’re not familiar with them, RailsCasts are really high quality screencasts focused on Ruby On Rails development. While I don’t do much (if any) RoR development consistently, I think this 10 minute screencast is a great look into why Twitter Bootstrap is so powerful. If you’re a RoR […]

Posted: March 12, 2012

Scope CSS classes with prefixes

Scope CSS classes with prefixes · Deep Thoughts by Mark Otto. This is a short, sweet, and fantastic article on writing modern, lean, effective CSS. I’ve been thinking a lot about writing better CSS lately, and adopting a system like this has helped exponentially. Programmers are said to be lazy, front end developers should be […]

Posted: February 20, 2012

How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI

How Basecamp Next got to be so damn fast without using much client-side UI – (37signals). This is super neat. 37signals outlines a big look into what they did behind the scenes when building Basecamp Next, specifically the changes made on the client side. There is some wacky stuff going on but I’m super interested […]

Posted: February 20, 2012

Using CSS without HTML

Using CSS without HTML · Mathias Bynens. While not at all for production use, this is a really neat look into the idea of building a document without any HTML. Now you see why this isn’t for production use by any means. The technique is based on some fallback behavior implemented by browsers, namely auto-inclusion […]

Posted: February 20, 2012

* { box-sizing: border-box } FTW

* { box-sizing: border-box } FTW « Paul Irish. The universal selector got a bit of a bad reputation when people used it as a CSS reset. There are some performance concerns when using it, but Paul Irish makes a great suggestion here. border-box is a good thing, just as long as you can break […]

Posted: February 19, 2012

CSS3 3D Transforms in IE10

CSS3 3D Transforms in IE10 – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. Some CSS3 3D Transform information has been published on IEBlog that’s worth checking out. I’m continually impressed with the work the IE team is doing, and this continues with that trend.

Posted: February 06, 2012

The CSS3 Test

The CSS3 Test. With so much going on with CSS3 it’s sometimes difficult to remember whether or not a specific browser (or specific version of a specific browser) supports a particular feature of CSS3. Instead of wrestling through docs, something like The CSS3 Test might save you a few minutes here or there. By simply […]

Posted: February 03, 2012

Font-Embedding Icons the Right Way—A Legitimate Alternative to Images

Font-Embedding Icons the Right Way—A Legitimate Alternative to Images — Some Random Dude. PJ is a smart dude. I’m using Iconic on this site and just love what it has blossomed into. PJ has been researching best practices in implementing a custom icon set via @font-face, specifically focusing on degradation situations and accessibility. By way […]

Posted: February 01, 2012

Bootstrap 2.0

Bootstrap, from Twitter. Bootstrap 2.0 is here, and it’s beyond impressive. I don’t talk much about frameworks, especially frameworks involving CSS, but the purpose of Bootstrap isn’t really a springboard for your latest client project, it’s a springboard for your project and I love that. Version 2.0 blew me away with coverage and implementation. I’m […]

Posted: February 01, 2012