The box-reflect property is just one of many awesome new CSS3 effects that Webkit brings to the table. Unfortunately, it’s not the easiest to use. There’s a lot of syntax that can be confusing and today we’re going to sift through it and explain it in detail so you can get the hang of it.
It’s important to note that, at this point, box-reflect is only supported by Webkit browsers. It’s a superfluous visual effect so you can use it as long as you accept that it’s not going to render in anything but Chrome and Safari.June 3rd, 2011 Posted in CSS
Recently we published an article showcasing 20 Amazing Examples of Using Media Queries for Responsive Web Design. These web pages respond extremely well to different browser window sizes, from huge HD screens to smartphones.
Today we’re going to show you how to use a boilerplate called Skeleton to take the headaches out of designing and building a responsive web page. You’ll be stunned at how easy it is!May 27th, 2011 Posted in CSS
Responsive web design is one of the hottest topics among designers and developers right now. If you’re not quite sure what it’s all about, we’ll walk you through what it is, how it works and how CSS media queries are something you need to start incorporating into your own designs.
To top it all off, we’ll finish with twenty seriously impressive of responsive designs that use media queries to present experiences specifically catered to different visitors.May 12th, 2011 Posted in CSS
While playing around with Webkit Keyframe Animations I figured out a way to create an awesome little image slider using only CSS. It’s definitely a bit unconventional but it’s a great way to learn to think outside of the box with what you can do with CSS3.
Keep in mind that since we’re using Webkit Keyframes, this is purely an educational experiment and will only work in Safari or Chrome. As more browsers begin to support keyframe animations in the future, this method should become perfectly usable in your own web projects.May 11th, 2011 Posted in CSS
Need a cool hover effect for something on your site? Look no further! We’ve created several custom examples that you can view live for inspiration.
If you like the effect, steal it! We’ve got the CSS ready and waiting for you to copy.May 5th, 2011 Posted in CSS
Today we’re going to have some more fun with CSS3 transitions. There’s a popular jQuery trick that expands the crop of an image when you hover over it and I wanted to replicate it using only CSS. To take things further, I put this effect into action in a thumbnail gallery.
Keep reading to see the live demo and follow along step by step as we explain how this works and build the whole thing from scratch.May 5th, 2011 Posted in CSS
Let’s finish the week with something fun shall we? CSS keyframe animations currently have very limited browser support, but they’re still quite interesting to learn about and experiment with.
Below we build a simple web page that leverages Webkit keyframe animations to gently shift the background color on a never ending loop. Intrigued? Read on!April 29th, 2011 Posted in CSS
Recently, I decided that I needed a refresher in all of the various CSS shorthand properties. The best way to learn something is to teach it so here’s my attempt at exactly that.
Today we’ll learn how to use CSS shorthand for backgrounds, margins & padding, borders, fonts, list-styles and transitions.April 21st, 2011 Posted in CSS
Web developers are constantly churning out free tools that are incredibly useful in reducing the amount of small, annoying tasks that you have to deal with when building a website or mockup.
Today we’ll look at three fresh tools that you breeze through layout, placeholder images and text styles on your next site.April 14th, 2011 Posted in CSS
CSS3 is completely changing the game for creating buttons on the web. Techniques that were once only possible with images are now easily executable with just a few lines of code. For this post we custom built six attractively styled CSS buttons for you to copy and paste right into your projects, zero attribution required.
As with anything good in CSS3, the buttons below work great in Webkit and Mozilla browsers, but various versions of IE will fall short.April 8th, 2011 Posted in CSS