Category Archives: CSS

Fluent 2014: Supercharge Your Mobile Emails

Today I gave a talk at Fluent 2014 entitled Supercharge Your Mobile Emails, in which I talked about how to add animation, dynamic content and interactivity to your email templates to improve the mobile email experience. These HTML & CSS … Continue reading

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Making it easier to generate single retina-pixel (hairline) images

tldr; you can create razor-thin lines for retina displays using CSS, but it takes some hackery. is a site I built for quickly selecting a color and getting the CSS code for a retina hairline. Last year Thomas Fuchs … Continue reading

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Combining CSS regions with transforms and animations

In my previous post about CSS regions, I showed off some of the basic capabilities that regions provide, described which browsers you can expect to try them out in, and what the future potentially holds. Regions have such great support … Continue reading

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CSS Regions, and why you’ll be using them before you know it

[This article is also available in Russian] CSS Regions is a W3C working draft that allows you to flow text between different areas of a page. The simplest use-case might be column layouts, where each column is an explicit region, … Continue reading

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Highly usable (but slightly crazy) CSS3 effects round-up

Over the last few weeks I’ve shared links to several small libraries, all of which have a coincidental theme running through them: they’re all simple ways to enhance usability by taking advantage of modern or cutting-edge browser capabilities. I wanted … Continue reading

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Blur This! (or Demonstrating MobileSafari’s Awesome Support for CSS3 Filter Effects)

The (iOS native) Yahoo! weather app displays a nice flickr photo of each weather location, and a minimalist information architecture: the most important data you need is immediately visible while it’s just a single tap to drill down into more … Continue reading

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Using CSS3 Transitions to Animate the (Yahoo Weather App’s) Rising Sun

The Yahoo! Weather app for iOS is a triumph of form meeting function. One of its fun visual tricks is how the sunrise and sunset times are presented: Although the Yahoo! app is a native iOS app, MobileSafari’s CSS3 support … Continue reading

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A quick Sublime hack for faster Sass/CSS editor productivity

tl;dr: I made a Sublime plugin to show the corresponding CSS selector in the status bar when your cursor is next to a closing brace. Here’s why. Staying in flow is one of the hardest and most important things you … Continue reading

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Using the Chrome Inspector to edit your site’s Dark Matter

And by Dark Matter I mean “content that only gets styled by pseudo-selectors”. 🙂 When you’re rebuilding, re-designing or even tweaking a website, it’s often quite painful to restyle the items on a page that are hidden by default. Navigation … Continue reading

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How to make Chrome understand the Sass/SCSS in your rails app

When you open the Chrome web inspector, you can browse to the styles that are being applied to your elements. It’s great. Unfortunately, if you’re using a framework like LESS or Sass, then by default Chrome will reference the CSS … Continue reading

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