Animations made with
requestAnimationFrame appear less jumpy and stuttery than those using setTimeout or jQuery.animate by ensuring that animation frames are generated at the most optimal times according to the CPU load, what the browser is doing, what the graphics card is doing, etc. Recently, I researched a bit about how it works, how different browsers behave with it, and how well browsers are at animating both Canvas and SVG. This article will be a brain dump of all I have learned so far. Some of what I discovered may surprise you.
Entries Tagged as 'Polyfills'
September 23rd, 2012 by zoltan · 4 Comments
Animations made with
January 3rd, 2012 by zoltan · 45 Comments
As a web application developer, progress bars are great when you want to show the user that some action is happening, especially when it can take a long time. Creating them is easy with the HTML5
<progress> tag. This article will discuss how this tag is rendered by default in all operating systems and browsers and how to style the
progress tag with CSS, even in browsers that don’t officially support the it. It will also show some interesting examples using advanced CSS3 techniques.
June 29th, 2011 by zoltan · 30 Comments
While researching the possibilities of using text-shadows in IE, I noticed that there wasn’t any silver bullet that produced multiple CSS3-like text-shadows in IE. However, combining my cssSandpaper script with a refactored version of a text-shadowing script by Kazumasa Hasegawa, we can now have IE text-shadow goodness.
May 12th, 2011 by zoltan · 2 Comments
onforminput is deprecated,
May 10th, 2011 by zoltan · 6 Comments
onforminput event has been stripped out of HTML5, and it makes me sad. This article will show examples of how it works, how you can use it today in browsers that don’t support it, and hopefully will also present a good case as to why it should be put back into the HTML5 specification. Should something this useful and easy-to-use be abandoned?
October 29th, 2010 by zoltan · 9 Comments
Ruby Characters, although used originally to help people read complicated Chinese and Japanese characters, can also be used to annotate all types of information to written text. This article shows how you can use it in browsers that support it, but also in ones that don’t using a simple stylesheet.
August 28th, 2010 by zoltan · 16 Comments
The seemingly impossible task of coming up with color codes off the top of your head can be done easily using CSS3′s
hsl color notation. Read how you can use this “human-friendly” and how it can work in the few browsers that don’t support it natively.
July 27th, 2010 by zoltan · 38 Comments
May 6th, 2010 by zoltan · 1 Comment
In the first in a planned series of posts, I update cssSandpaper with new features. This week I add IE support for
translate() support to CSS transforms and alpha channel support to linear gradients.
April 5th, 2010 by zoltan · 25 Comments
This is a follow-up article to my original CSS3 Transform article where I extend cssSandpaper to support scripting. Now you can animate Css3 Transforms (as well as gradients, opacities and box-shadows) in all browsers, including IE, without a lot of issues. Includes lots of neat examples.