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!
As much as developers now loathe Flash, we're still playing a bit of catch up to natively duplicate the animation capabilities that Adobe's old technology provided us. Of course we have canvas, an awesome technology, one which I highlighted 9 mind-blowing demos. Another technology available...
Your early CSS books were instrumental in pushing my love for front end technologies. What was it about CSS that you fell in love with and drove you to write about it?
At first blush, it was the simplicity of it as compared to the table-and-spacer...
I was recently visiting MooTools Developer Christoph Pojer's website and noticed a sexy link hover effect: when you hover the link, the the link animates and tilts to the left or the right. To enhance the effect, the background color of the link is...
Theming has become a big part of the Web 2.0 revolution. Luckily, so too has a higher regard for semantics and CSS standards. If you build your pages using good XHTML code, changing a CSS file can make your website look completely different.