The wonderful calc() function

Sitting right at the top of my CSS wishlist was always the implementation of the calc() function. With it now being supported by not only Firefox 4 but Internet Explorer 9, I think it’s time for a quick overview on how useful calc() can be and why it would be great to see more usage…… Continue reading The wonderful calc() function

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Are CSS frameworks evil?

CSS frameworks have a tendency to be dismissed by many CSS authors; code bloat and non-semantic class names are usually at the top of the list of reasons why. Even without ever using one, I shared the same opinion, but that might have changed after trying a few of them out while doing some research…… Continue reading Are CSS frameworks evil?

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My thoughts on LESS

I’ve started using LESS a few months ago on a few projects. LESS allows you to extend the way you write CSS, letting you use variables, nested selectors, operations and mixins. It sounds great — and it is great — but there are a few things that can make it work against you. These are…… Continue reading My thoughts on LESS

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Books: “HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions”

The second book I’m reviewing is “HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions”, by web standardistas Christopher Murphy and Nicklas Persson. What is the book about? The book provides the reader with a foundation in how to markup and style a web site — the right way. In the authors’ own words this book is “a…… Continue reading Books: “HTML and CSS Web Standards Solutions”

A quick note about the :empty pseudo-class

I’m in love with the simplicity that CSS3 selectors can bring to our stylesheets. Here’s a brief explanation of one of my favourites: the :empty pseudo-class. What is the :empty pseudo-class Here is the definition taken from the W3C Selectors Level 3 specification: The :empty pseudo-class represents an element that has no children at all.…… Continue reading A quick note about the :empty pseudo-class

Book Review: “CSS Mastery — 2nd Edition”

I’m frequently confronted with the question of “which CSS books would you recommend?” and CSS Mastery is always at the top of the list. Here’s the audio review I did for the Boagworld podcast. The audio Listen! Transcript If you’d rather read, here’s the transcript of the review: Hi, my name is Yaili and I’ll…… Continue reading Book Review: “CSS Mastery — 2nd Edition”