Not that I'm that great of a designer but I feel the same way. I have to start in Photoshop to get anything decent looking. I try to get out it as soon as possible, but once I'm into the HTML/CSS my brain is in a more …
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This week Dave and I were joined by Zoey Gillenwater and we chat about print stylesheets, CSS formatting, icon fonts, spec mysteries, and much more.
I'll be representin' Wufoo at a bunch of BarCamps again this year. Super fun. We need to figure out exactly what (U.S.) cities we are going to go to this year, so if you are organizing one, hit us up at the form on the site.
What CSS properties might it make sense to apply to every single element on the page? We'll take a look at some that may (or may not) be a good idea.
Jeffrey Way, Dave and I talk shop about some newly released projects, -webkit-gate, and our weekly staple of Q&A.
Quick overview of the hot drama regarding vendor prefixes.
The biggest contributor to me getting on the bandwagon was giving up my going-commando live FTP editing ways. Yeah, Coda is awesome, but it's bad habit forming. It makes it way too easy to work live instead of local1.
By "css3 speech bubble", Jin means using a pseudo element on a container to add a little pointer arrow (triangle). Not really CSS3, but that's pedantic.
Interesting idea by Felipe G on using a new at-rule, @-vendor-unlock, to tell the browser to use it's experimental implementation of any particular property, rather than using a vendor prefix on that property. Unfortunately at this point, even if you could get all the browsers on board, you'd need to use this and vendor prefixes to get deep support, which makes the problem worse. What we really need is for all browsers to implement auto-updating so eventually "supporting older …
Digging Into WordPress (the book) is now updated to v3.3. Includes new chapters specially on what's new in 3.2 and 3.3, all the rest of the chapters tightened up and refreshed, better internal hyperlinking (in the PDF), and more. It's a free update (PDF) to all previous buyers. New print copies are on order and will be available soon.
Dave, Jonathan Longnecker, Nate Croft and I talk shop. Topics include website building apps, where to start designing, when not to design for modern browsers, and more.
You should vote not based on if there will be any attempt at it, which there certainly will be and already has. But instead if you think one of those attempts will actually make it into native support by a browser …
The markup uses the unicode entity for a star (☆) right in it. If you have a UTF-8 charset that should be no big deal. Alternatively you could use ☆ (Calculator for that kind of thing). You could use as many stars …
A very serious not at all tongue-in-cheek gallery of CSS3 techniques that poo-poos the fancy in favor of the practical.
Paul Irish suggests universal selector to apply border-box box-sizing to every element. I've been wanting to try this forever as this box model is, in my opinion, just better. Imagine elements with percentage widths and pixel padding that doesn't result in disaster.