It’s probably obvious where I stand on this topic: I was the author of CSS-Tricks post ‘Saving the Day with Scoped CSS‘, and I got an honourable mention in the WIRED article ‘HTML5 Offers ‘Scoped’ CSS for Precision Styling‘. I’ve done more than just author a post though, I’ve kept up the conversation in the comments, and by searching what people are saying on Twitter. I think it’s safe to say not everyone is enthusiastic as I am, and I love that. It’s awesome to see other perspectives.
I wanted to share a few thoughts that I’ve had as a result of these conversations. Continue reading
Scoped CSS is getting a bit more coverage since my recent CSS-Tricks post, and today was featured on WIRED’s Webmonkey. The post actually gives me a shout out, and the WordPress demo I whipped up. Just me being on a lastname basis with another major publication.
Every so often I’ll run into one of my colleagues from college, and catch up. Often they’ll tell me their going to get back into making websites. This fills me will a bunch of different emotions!
On one hand, that’s great. The Internet is awesome. On the other hand, the college course we took 10 years ago has zero relevance on the Internet today, and they have a TON of work ahead of them! Continue reading
This is the time of year when Twitter gives me the conference itch! It seems every week there is some event going on directly relevant to my interests. It usually starts in March with SXSW, and then avalanches into about 20 weeks of hashtags for various inspirational sounding conferences. What an exciting industry! The catch is these events all seem to be happening in Texas, New York, California, Florida, and Illinois – and not in Canada.
I’m trying to get more into CSS all the time. I’ve started perusing the w3.org site at times other than when I’m looking for a boredom induced coma (it’s a fantastic resource, but the writing style is hard for me to get into. I think this site is written more for devs than right-brained designer types).
Today I found this gem – about CSS variables. Continue reading
Saving the Day with Scoped CSS
Last year Thrillworks bought a CSS3 / HTML5 book for the library. One of the new tasty bits of code that caught my eye was Scoped CSS. Months went by and I never heard of it again! It was frustrating as there were a couple times when it would have really come in handy!
Today I was published on CSS-Tricks writing about this new feature that is coming very very soon (just don’t literally hold your breath).
I used to think of mission and vision statements as feel-good cruft of little value. I never gave them any kind of credit for having merit beyond the types of people who know what the heck “synergy” is.
But recently I’ve had a change of heart, t Continue reading
It’s inevitable that you will build a name for yourself when you work as a part of a team. One of my more infamous titles is “IE bug go-to guy”. If you’re a front end developer you know the pain that comes with this title – but like with anything, pain means gain. Years of IE bugs have been a huge benefit.
My absolute favourite kind of bug to solve is one with a solution that is dead simple, but completely unobvious. IE9 is great for these. Showing up with the experience to solve a mind boggling problem in 2 seconds is its own reward. Continue reading
WebKit Image Filters
This is astounding. Want some image treatment, but don’t want to bust open Photoshop? No problem. This new CSS attribute will allow you to pass properties like grayscale, sepia, saturate, hue-rotate, invert, brightness, contrast and blur. Amazing. Continue reading
One of the downsides to responsive web design (as I discussed oh so recently) is the poor mobile user having to download massive images. Tim Kadlec did a very decent round up on his site with easy to grasp Quirksmode-esque tables!