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CSS Tutorials

  • Parallax Sound Waves Animating on Scroll

    Scrolling animations are fun. They are fun to create and fun to use. If you are tired of bootstrapping you might find playing with scrolling animations as a nice juicy refreshment in your dry front-end development career. Let's have...

  • Scroll IFRAMEs on iOS

    For the longest time, developers were frustrated by elements with overflow not being scrollable within the page of iOS Safari.  For my blog it was particularly frustrating because I display my demos in sandboxed IFRAMEs on top of the article itself, so...

  • Wrap Long Links with CSS

    Developers have loads to think about when creative websites, and much of that is ensuring child elements don't stretch past the parent width.  We worry about images, IFRAMEs, and other popular elements pushing past their parent width, but then we see...

  • Creating Scrolling Parallax Effects with CSS

    Introduction For quite a long time now websites with the so called "parallax" effect have been really popular. In case you have not heard of this effect, it basically includes different layers of images that are moving in different directions or with...

  • Display Images as Grayscale with CSS Filters

    CSS filters aren't yet widely supported but they are indeed impressive and a modern need for web imagery.  CSS filters allow you to modify the display of images in a variety of ways, one of those ways being displaying...

  • Wrapping Code Samples on Mobile Devices

    One part of being a technical blogger that I've had to come to grips with is code samples and small mobile device screens.  I was amazed when I saw a double-digit percentage of visits to this blog were from mobile phones -- mental!...

  • How to Handle Deferred Objects in DoCSSa

    Introduction DoCSSa is a Sass based architecture and methodology. You can read about it at docssa.info and get the source code of that documentation on the GitHub page. The source code makes use of the concepts, so it's a...

  • Sass Color Variables That Donât Suck

    One of the best reasons to use Sass is variables. They help keep your code DRY, which makes it easy to maintain and change. However, with colors, it’s easy for your variables to get out of hand. In...

  • 7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do with CSS

    CSS and JavaScript, believe it or not, are starting to overlap as CSS adds more functionality. When I wrote 5 Ways that CSS and JavaScript Interact That You May Not Know About, people were surprised at how CSS...

  • CSS vs. JS Animation: Which is Faster?

    How is it possible that JavaScript-based animation has secretly always been as fast — or faster — than CSS transitions? And, how is it possible that Adobe and Google consistently release media-rich mobile sites that rival the performance of native...