As announced today by its creator Dave Shea, the CSS Zen Garden has reached the venerable age of 10 years. When I first saw it back in 2003, I was blown away by the possibilities of CSS. Together with the book Designing With Web Standards by Jeffrey Zeldman, it really opened my eyes.
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There has been a lot of discussions lately in regard to vendor prefixes. It all began when some non-webkit browser representatives were considering support of the webkit prefix during a CSS Working Group meeting earlier this week.
Apart from the HTML5 bandwagon, Responsive Design was arguably the most discussed topic of 2011. The term was coined by Ethan Marcotte in the article Responsive Web Design, May 2010.
Mobile development and responsive design are all the rage these days and media queries are mentioned everywhere. It’s a CSS3 extension of the media types frequently used in HTML4 and CSS2. The following (very simplified) example hides an element if the browser device has a max width of 500 pixels.
The @media conference, or Web Directions as it is officially called these days, was once one of the pinnacles of web development. The celebrities of the web community gathered once a year and confirmed their positions as generals in the web standards war.
IE10 was previewed yesterday at the MIX conference in Las Vegas. They have added lots of CSS3 support, but it makes me wonder why they didn’t put in the recently released IE9? And who will ever use IE9 when this one is approaching at the horizon?
The web is constantly changing and 2010 will be no different. Recently the Web Standards Project announced a change of direction, which really isn’t all that surprising. The “war for web standards” as Aaron Gustafson call it is far from over, but a lot of people in the industry has transferred to the Good Side and develop solutions which have an ever increasing level of standards compliancy.
The IE team has been taking crap from pretty much everybody for uncountable years. Despite several CSS improvements, the feature list of IE7 was a disappointment to many people and there has been silence for a whole year since then. But suddenly something stirs in the wind: Dean Hachamovich announced that IE8 passes Acid2 test. Consider it an early X-mas gift.
I often experience a gap between the drag-n-drop ASP.NET cowboys of Visual Studio and standards-aware CSS developers. The cowboys produce fast results in a fire-and-forget environment and couldn’t care less for the quality of the HTML output, which in turn drives the standardistas insane.
The day we’ve all been waiting and dreading for has arrived – final version of IE7 is now available for download. This is one of the biggest changes for web developers in several years. But thanks to all the hype surrounding IE7 for the last year, no one is really jumping off the wagon to download it. But now that it’s here, let’s have a look.
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