Entries Tagged as 'CSS'

How to Make ClearType, @font-face Fonts and CSS Visual Filters Play Nicely Together

September 2nd, 2010 by zoltan · 17 Comments

Ever had a problem with using IE’s Alpha Visual Filter and getting blocky text? A solution has been found, and it doesn’t use JavaScript. I expect to hear a sigh of relief from many developers.

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Tags: @font-face · ClearType · CSS · CSS3 · Fonts · IE Visual Filters

Coding Colors Easily Using CSS3 hsl() Notation

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.

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Tags: Color · CSS · CSS3 · hsl/hsla · Polyfills

cssSandpaper Now Supports transform: translate() and rgba() Gradients

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.

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Tags: Color · CSS · CSS3 · IE Visual Filters · JavaScript · Polyfills · rgb/rgba · transform

CSS3 Please – Another Great Cross Browser CSS3 Solution.

April 6th, 2010 by zoltan · 1 Comment

Although I have been doing a lot of work on cssSandpaper lately (JavaScript API for cross browser CSS3 animation anyone?), I have also spent a little time on an equally worthwhile project CSS3 Please. While cssSandpaper tries to give developers an all-in-one interface in which to do transforms, gradients and other nifty effects via simple CSS and JavaScript, CSS3 Please gives developers the opportunity to fill in the blanks of a stylesheet and see how CSS3 properties can be coded without the aid of JavaScript so that they work across the browsers that support it.

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Tags: CSS · CSS3

Cross-Browser Animated CSS Transforms — Even in IE.

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.

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Tags: CSS · CSS3 · gradients · IE Visual Filters · JavaScript · Polyfills · transform

Cross Browser CSS Transforms – even in IE

March 9th, 2010 by zoltan · 127 Comments

The CSS transform property allows developers to rotate, scale, and skew blocks of HTML via CSS. There are variants that work natively on all major browsers … except for IE. I created a new library, cssSandpaper, that implements CSS3 transforms (as well as gradients and box-shadows) in IE. It also allows developers to use one transform declaration, instead of three vendor-specific ones for Opera, Firefox and WebKit browsers.

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Tags: box-shadow · CSS · CSS3 · gradients · IE Visual Filters · JavaScript · Polyfills · transform

Introducing: The Type Rendering Project

November 30th, 2009 by zoltan · 1 Comment

Join a project that will allow developers to find ways to make web type look better right now.

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Tags: @font-face · CSS · CSS3 · Fonts

How to Detect Font-Smoothing Using JavaScript

November 29th, 2009 by zoltan · 74 Comments

Not all @font-face fonts look good when font-smoothing is turned off. Now you can detect whether a font smoothing technology is being used and serve alternative fonts for those users.

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Tags: @font-face · ClearType · CSS · CSS3 · Fonts · JavaScript

More @font-face fun

October 9th, 2009 by zoltan · 10 Comments

My first post @font-face in Depth got a huge amount of unexpected attention.  Thank you all for your comments and criticism.  Since the post, there have been quite a bit of information I have read about and thought I should share. SVG fonts for Opera and Chrome Jonathan Snook wrote a great article regarding Opera […]

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Tags: @font-face · CSS · Fonts · SVG

@font-face in Depth

September 20th, 2009 by admin · 68 Comments

The fact that we can now choose any font to embed inside our web pages and applications using @font-face is something to celebrate, and removes a long existing set of handcuffs placed on web designers. This article covers how to use @font-face in all browsers, as well as some interesting little-known technical details.

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Tags: @font-face · ClearType · converting · CSS · FontForge · Fonts