Font Smoothing in Webkit and Firefox
I don't pretend to be a typography or design expert -- I just know what looks good and what doesn't. A few years ago I saw a few CSS properties I didn't recognize and when I toggled them on and off, the text went from beautiful to...not so beautiful. It was a welcome to the world of font smoothing. I recommend reading this post to learn more about what font smoothing is, but in this post I'll give you the CSS properties and values you need to know:
The difference in font presentation with and without font smoothing is fairly significant:
The difference is subtle but usually eye-pleasing and softer. When you go about picking custom fonts for your next website, try to experiment with font smoothing -- it may have a large effect on content readability!
Back in late 2012 it was not easy to find open source projects using
One of the famous MooTools plugins is Harald Kirschner's AutoCompleter plugin. AutoCompleter takes a term input by the user and searches for matches -- an obviously help to the user. Here's how to make the most of Harald's great plugin.
My new MooTools plugin, ElementFilter, provides a great way for you to allow users to search through the text of any mix of elements. Simply provide a text input box and ElementFilter does the rest of the work.
I've used a list for this example...