I am redesigning a website for domestic abuse victims. The director of the program wants me to include a button that victims can click to hide the window if they are caught. I don't know what options are available for me regarding something like this. Any suggestions?
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I used to do an entire talk on pseudo elements. One of the things I mentioned was that there used to be a CSS3 spec that included "multiple" pseudo elements, but it was removed. That was kind of a bummer, because sometimes just ::before and ::after aren't enough. Why the seemingly arbitrary limitation?
How reusable is CSS, really? Should we be doing a better job of that? Or doesn't it matter?
Dave and I do a RAPIDFIRE show this week where we try and get through as many listener questions as we can in one show. Thanks very much to Crafting Type (a 5 day workshop on building your own typeface in Canada) and Enviornments for Humans (next upcoming confererence is the online CSS Summit) for sponsoring.
I'm speaking at a number of events through the end of the year. Come one, come all!
I didn't even know there was such a thing as "seamless" iframes. But there is and they are coming (literally an attribute on the iframe element). Essentially they inherit some styles from outside of them, but are otherwise sandboxed. Perfect for something like Disqus eh? Front end engineer Ben Vinegar from Disqus introduces them and shows some smart ways for emulating them now.
There was a few comments to the effect that this seemed perfectly reasonable. I think if we step through it backwards the craziness comes out more clearly.
CSS sprites are often used for small icons. That is exactly what looks bad on retina displays. Maykel Loomans has a way to deal with that that doesn't make our CSS twice as complicated: 1) Make sprite exactly twice as big 2) Swap out background in media query 3) Shrink background-size in half so coordinates are still correct.
Dave and I were joined by Dan Cederholm and we talk about retrofitting existing sites responsively, getting back into the game, charging for fonts and lots about Dribbble. Thanks to Harvest and Environments for Humans for sponsoring.
What are the signs that the CSS is sub-optional, or that the developer hasn’t done a good job? What do you look for in CSS to determine how good or bad it is?
Some quick hits from Alain Meier on some of the cool stuff Sublime Text 2 can do. I've been using and loving Sublime as my primary code editor for a while now. His list of A. through G. are my favorite features too.
I was interviewed for a brand new Mac-focused Envato blog about my 18 years as a Mac user. If you just can't get enough I was also recently interviewed on 1stwebdesigner.
In this one I answer questions about HTML email, baseline grids, resets, opacity issues, and more.
Imagine there are three events that can happen in a web app that could trigger an email. We want to allow the user to decide whether or not they receive emails when those events happen.
While doing a bit of cross-browser poking around on CodePen, I noticed that the font for the code editors was notably duller and weaker in WebKit browsers (Safari and Chrome) than it was in Firefox or Opera. I quite like Chrome and it was sad to me knowing that I would be spending a lot of time looking at inferior looking text, so I set about looking for solutions.