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Happy birthday, web, and many more

The web is 25 years old today. In its short existence it has transformed the way we play, learn, work and connect with each other. And yet, this is just the beginning. The web has the potential to transform the creative process. Sir Tim Berners-Lee used his creativity when on March 12, 1989 he submitted... Continue reading →

Add Shape and Depth to Your Layout with Photoshop and CSS Shapes

In the current Webkit implementation of the CSS Shapes specification, we’ve added support for shape-outside  using an image as a value. In this case, rather than defining the shape with a basic-shape function, the shape is computed from the image’s alpha channel, with the opacity threshold being configurable with shape-image-threshold. By using an image with... Continue reading →

CSS Regions polyfill – better, smarter, fuller

We first started work on a CSS Regions prototype to give designers and developers a seamless and flexible way to flow content inside a chain of boxes. As the feature gained visibility, it became clear that people wanted to experiment outside the WebKit-based browsers. So about one year ago, we created a rather simple polyfill supporting only basic functionality.... Continue reading →

CSS Regions polyfill – better, smarter, fuller

We first started work on a CSS Regions prototype to give designers and developers a seamless and flexible way to flow content inside a chain of boxes. As the feature gained visibility, it became clear that people wanted to experiment outside the WebKit-based browsers. So about one year ago, we created a rather simple polyfill supporting only basic functionality.... Continue reading →

Improving your site’s visual details: CSS3 text-align-last

In this post, I want to give a status report regarding the text-align-last CSS3 property. If you are interested in taking control of the small visual details of your site with CSS, I encourage you to keep reading. The problem First, let’s talk about why we need this property. You’ve probably already seen many text... Continue reading →

Using blend modes in HTML Canvas

Canvas blending is an HTML feature for designers and web developers. In this blog post, I  present the syntax and some use cases where blend modes are particularly useful. What are blend modes? To put it simply, blend modes are ways of combining two graphic objects using special mathematical formulas. Recently, blend modes have landed... Continue reading →