Windows 8 allows for adding websites as apps (or maybe "bookmarks" is a better term) to the home screen, much in the vein that iOS allows users to do the same. Like iOS devices, Windows 8 allows users to accomplish this same task using custom META tags embedded within the page HTML...Read Post
Counters. They were a staple of the Geocities / early web scene that many of us "older" developers grew up with; a feature then, the butt of web jokes now. CSS has implemented its own type of counter, one more sane and straight-forward than the ole "hit counter." CSS counters allow for simple CSS-based incrementing and display of a number for generated content. Let's have a quick look at how CSS counters work!Read Post View Demo
Using utilities likes SASS and Compass have made me me think a lot about how we can improve CSS in the short term. Of course all CSS proposals should go through the W3C standardization process, but the problem is that those processes take a long time. We also know that there are a lot of things we know we need in CSS...Read Post
CSS background animation has been a hot topic for a long time, mostly because they look pretty sweet and don't require additional elements. I was recently asked if it was possible to have multiple background animations on a given element and the answer is yes...with concessions. Let's take a look at how it's done!Read Post View Demo
There are times when the contents of an external script may want to reference its own
SCRIPT tag. There are times that developers may want to detect attributes of the script tag which act as options for the script; this is a practice that's been done by the Dojo Toolkit for years. Lea Verou's Prism syntax highlighter also uses this practice...