One of my favorite interview questions is "how do you stay current on emerging front-end techniques and APIs?" I always get the standard "blogs" and "RSS" answers but rarely do I ever hear "from gurus on Twitter." I find that strange because I learn loads from Twitter, especially when it comes to CSS, because a tiny snippet can do something really neat.
I had heard CSS
mix-blend-mode was something awesome but this blew my mind:
mix-blend-mode: multiply; on an image with white background would turn that white into a level of opacity as though the image were a
.png with opacity. Whoa! I created a demo here:
What an awesome bit of CSS! Thanks to Wes Bos for the heads up on this nifty CSS feature!
One of my favorite social APIs was the Open Graph API adopted by Facebook. Adding just a few META tags to each page allowed links to my article to be styled and presented the way I wanted them to, giving me a bit of control...
Comment previewing is an awesome addition to any blog. I've seen really simple comment previewing and some really complex comment previewing. The following is a tutorial on creating very basic comment previewing using MooTools.
You can set up your XHTML any way you'd like.
How many times are you putting together a HTML navigation block or utility block of elements that you wish could be seen everywhere on a page? I've created a solution that will seamlessly allow you to do so: ScrollSidebar. ScrollSidebar allows you...