CSS3 Buttons with Gradient Stroke

I style a lot of buttons, but a classic treatment I find myself needing to implement is one with a gradient background and subtle gradient stroke along the edges. Over time my solutions began with multiple elements and specific CSS for each. It got the job done but it was clearly bloated. CSS3 changes so […]

Posted: April 25, 2014

Why I changed my mind about the main element

I’m doing some more research on the <main> element which was

Posted: January 24, 2013

Using the HTML title attribute

Some time ago, the title attribute took off like crazy. I’m confident it was as a result of some high profile SEO publications pushing it as another way to stuff your keywords into every single one of your pages. As with many of the gray SEO practices out there, there are many negative side effects […]

Posted: January 16, 2013

The main element

Ever since the HTML5 Boilerplate debut, we’ve all likely been using some form of <div id=”main” role=”main” /> in our documents. If you took some time to research what the role=”main” bit was all about, you’d find that it’s intended to be the main content of a document. Sweet! For various reasons, though, a number […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS

An Advanced Guide to HTML & CSS takes a deeper look at front-end design and development, expanding on what is covered in the beginner’s guide. Studying modern front-end development, this guide teaches the latest for any designer looking to round out their front-end skills. I’m sincerely impressed by this project. Not only is the design […]

Posted: January 15, 2013

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

Embedded Image in HTML

http://lcamtuf.coredump.cx/squirrel/ This feels like a dirty, dirty hack, but it’s interesting nonetheless. (Squirrel!)

Posted: July 09, 2012

HTML for Icon Font Usage

HTML for Icon Font Usage | CSS-Tricks. In my opinion icon fonts have proven themselves and are here to stay. They solve so many potential issues elegantly and can fit the bill in nearly every project. This article does a fantastic job in correlating all of the progress that’s been made in icon font research […]

Posted: May 25, 2012

Encrypted Media Extensions

Encrypted Media Extensions. Don’t get me wrong, I truly see the value in protecting commercial or proprietary content. It’s interesting to see a draft for something like this, although it should be expected. From the Abstract: This proposal extends HTMLMediaElement to enable playback of protected content. The proposed API supports use cases ranging from simple […]

Posted: February 23, 2012

Why developing an HTML5 game is too risky

Why developing an HTML5 game is too damn risky | ektomarch.. An interesting reality check when it comes to game development in the browser. Personally I’m quite reserved when it comes to implementing bleeding edge browser features. At this point in time, all of the components involved in game development fall under that umbrella. That’s […]

Posted: February 20, 2012