Tag Archives : CSS October 2013

  • Customizing Select Menus

    Web forms are bottom-line the bread and butter of the Web. They allow us to send and input information pertaining to a number of factors revolving around our interests/needs/wants. When it comes to styling inputs (and in particular styling custom select menus) some have argued that styling custom select menus are obnoxious and distract a user from what they’re normally accustomed to. I would disagree with that last statement and think it really involves customizing a select menu in a way that can be distinguished and understood logically. Lets take a look at customizing a select menu and then examine a possibility I’d like to see readily available to authors. Read More →

  • Retina is misunderstood

    As you can tell from the title of this post we’re gonna talk about retina and most importantly, that it’s not called retina. Why you ask? Well, because it’s a buzzword from Apple so instead let’s call it hidpi because that’s more appropriate, but even then I still don’t like that term. The reason is “dpi” actually stands for “dots per inch” and our screens are in pixels…or at least that’s how I think of them as. I would rather call it hippi which replaces “dots per inch” with “pixels per inch.” DPI is used by printers so that’s why it always confuses the hell out of me when we talk about computer screens. Read More →

  • WTF Boolean Attribute: How to use the required attribute in HTML

    Reading specs is hard. There I said it, but it’s not like it hasn’t been said before by the bajillion other developers out there and today is no different for me. I’ve been doing some writing lately that requires me to conduct research within the actual documentation which brings our work to life. It’s also the content we search heavily for on blogs that help interpret it for us to digest. Read More →

  • The point is there is no point in #RWD

    Lately I’ve been curious about units used in #RWD –mostly rems I have to admit. Yes, discussing the correct or preferred values to use in #RWD is a topic that definitely makes me fall asleep, but instead of writing the same post about why ems are good for sizing in #RWD, I thought I would look at why pt isn’t beneficial when used in a #RWD setting – also due to a recent conversation on Twitter about the lonely pt. This surely goes for you nasty pixels too, but I’ll keep it to the pt for today –no pun intended. Read More →

  • eCSSentially eCSSential

    If you’re a fan like me then you’re certainly familiar with the work of The Filament Group and more importantly Scott Jehl. I have to admit that I’m a bit overdue in my visit with this awesome tool, but I finally found some time in a dark corner to give it a shot and I wanted to share my experience. So, what the hell does this thing do? How about a brief explanation by Scott Jehl from his Github Repo. Read More →

  • Why I’m a Sasshole

    For those of you that can’t tell by the title heading, I’m into Sass big time. Sass isn’t here to wreck you’re life completely. It’s a tool to do what you do already; just better. Its funny when something comes along in our lives –whether it be professionally or personally– that has the power to alter the way we operate for the better. Sometimes we fight and sometimes we give in easily. Personally speaking, Sass was the wrench in my system and we both fought with honor. Read More →

  • Faux-Column Mayhem

    So you have heard about Faux Columns…whoopie! This is not the first time Faux–Columns have been discussed just in case you were wondering. It’s a hot topic and trick used throughout the Web Design industry, but implemented very differently by many web designers. Read More →