Text masking — The standards way

As much as I like .net magazine, I was recently outraged by their “Texturizing Web Type” article. It features a way to apply a texture to text with -webkit-mask-image, presenting it as an experimental CSS property and misleading readers. There are even -moz-, -o- and -ms- prefixes for something that is not present in any […]

Better “CSS3 ticket-like tags”

Today I stumbled upon this tutorial, which from the screenshot, looked very interesting. So, I read on, and to my horror I noticed the author suggesting some questionable practices, the worst of which was using 3 HTML elements for every tag, including nonsense markup like <span class=”circle”></span>. So, I thought I’d take a chance at trying […]

Styling elements based on sibling count

The original idea belongs to André Luís, but I think it could be improved to be much less verbose. André’s solution is like this: /* one item */ li:nth-child(1):nth-last-child(1) { width: 100%; } /* two items */ li:nth-child(1):nth-last-child(2), li:nth-child(2):nth-last-child(1) { width: 50%; } /* three items */ li:nth-child(1):nth-last-child(3), li:nth-child(2):nth-last-child(2), li:nth-child(3):nth-last-child(1) { width: 33.3333%; } /* […]

CSSNinja’s custom forms revisited to work with CSS sprites

I read today CSS Ninja‘s (Ryan Sheddon’s) brilliant new technique about the creation of custom checkboxes and radio buttons with CSS alone. The only thing that bugged me about it was something he pointed himself out as well: This technique has only 1 drawback I can think of, IE support is not a drawback for […]

A CSS3 learning(?) tool

In case anyone is interested, this is my take on the “challenge” that Brad Neuberg posted today on Ajaxian. It needs more properties, but it’s very easy to extend. I guess I should also add CSS3 values (RGBA/HSL(A) colors, CSS gradients etc) but oh well, I’m currently in a hurry. I will, if anyone actually […]