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A List Apart: Articles: Prefix or Posthack

So the next time you find yourself grumbling about declaring the same thing four times, once for each browser, remember that the pain is temporary. It’s a little like a vaccine—the shot hurts now, true, but it’s really not that bad in comparison to the disease it prevents.

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The difference between ‘return false;’ and ‘e.preventDefault();’ | CSS-Tricks

The difference is that return false; takes things a bit further in that it also prevents that event from propagating (or “bubbling up”) the DOM.

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Generate CSS Sprites on the Fly with Lemonade

Lemonade’s goal as a sprite generator is to be incredible easy to use, so you’ll use ist for every project—just because there’s no overhead. It needs no configuration, no Rake task, no Photoshop, just a little change in your Sass or SCSS files.

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Less.js Will Obsolete CSS

Less.js is a JavaScript implementation of LESS that’s run by your web browser. As any JavaScript, you include a link to the script in your HTML, and…that’s that. LESS is now going to process LESS code so instead of including a link to a CSS file, you’ll include a link directly to your LESS code. That’s right, no CSS pre-processing, LESS will handle it live.

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Transparency in Web Design | CSS-Tricks

Let’s take a gander at four different ways. Each of them handling the illusion in a different way, and each completely appropriate depending on the situation at hand.

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cortesi - Host-proof applications: doing it wrong

Once we have a secure client-side application, we need to make the tools and information available to allow users to actually verify that the code running in their browser is secure.

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michaeldv's awesome_print at master - GitHub

Pretty print your Ruby objects with style – in full color and with proper indentation

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Nice Web Type – How to use CSS @font-face

Code up top for quick reference, details down below—we’ll prepare typefaces for use on the web, go through @font-face CSS line-by-line, and get the experts’ take on browser support.

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Font Squirrel | Download Hundreds of Free @font-face Fonts

Download hundreds of prepackaged @font-face kits

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Sizzle JavaScript Selector Library

A pure-JavaScript CSS selector engine

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privacy-related changes coming to CSS :visited ✩ Mozilla Hacks – the Web developer blog

We’re making changes to how :visited works in Firefox. We’re not sure what release this will be part of yet and the fixes are still making their way through code review, but we wanted to give a heads up to people as soon as we understood how we wanted to approach fixing this.

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CSS Speech Bubble · David DeSandro

Speech bubble icons have become synonymous with comments. When creating yet another one for a standard comment link, it occurred to me that there might be a way to make the icon without ever opening up an image editor. It could all be done with CSS

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Voodoo Doll to Kill Internet Explorer | Walyou

The hatred of the users for the Internet Explorer browser has reached such a height that now a Voodoo Doll has been made to help show one’s anger for this browser out on this doll.

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LukeW | "Mad Libs" Style Form Increases Conversion 25-40%

A while ago, I came across a unique registration form built by Jeremy Keith for his audio sharing site, Huffduffer. Though it asked people the same questions found in typical sign-up forms, the Huffduffer registration form did so in a narrative format. It presented input fields to people as blanks within sentences (Mad Libs-style, if you will).

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Indeterminate Radio Buttons | CSS-Tricks

The most popular option should be checked. If choosing nothing is valid, then a radio group isn’t a good fit because the user cannot easily revert the group to its indeterminate state

Linked content | Agile git Workflow

When we started using git to manage our source code at work, we actually jumped in a little bit too fast. It seems like there is a lot of writing about how you can do lots of really neat things with git, but no real guide about one particular way of using git for your project. This post is going to describe how we use git day to day on a reasonably large “agile-style” project.

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