He raises the point that not every internet user wants their browser upgraded every year, saying:
During the open mic session [at the Mix conference], someone said "please don't ship a browser every year – I can't handle that"… [There] are people who say, "I'm using an extranet in order to get my billing done and I'm scared. I really don't want browser changes because this is how I get paid".
The WebKit developers are working hard on new CSS3 features. Last night Dave Hyatt mailed the webkit-dev mailinglist and blogged about the fact that box-shadow is now completely supported. I've quickly created a preview page for it. Then fellow CSS3 enthusiast Nicholas Shanks spoke to me on IM today and told me that the WebKit developers are working on supporting multiple column layouts as well. If you upgrade to the latest nightly, you can see their progress!
Recently I began planning a brief tutorial on using the CSS3 attribute selectors (which are now implemented in all the latest major browsers) to add decoration to hyperlinks. Looks like I don’t need to now, however, as this morning I found this article: Showing Hyperlink Cues with CSS, which explains the method very well.
We made CSS Mania, and even though our design is way from being the best design up there, i think it rocks being featured on there :) We owe rakaz a big thank you, since without the header he made, we would NEVER have been on there :)
With the money gathered by the links that appear on this page, i have been able to buy the domain css3.net. Don’t know what i’ll do with it yet, it forwards to this domain now. But i’d like to know from you guys: what would be a good thing to do with this domain?
The undersigned has a post about how he learns webdesign on his school in Denmark, and to be honest, it’s frightening me. Table layouts apparently are the way to go according to his teacher, and designs are made using Dreamweaver. Allthough CSS3 might be a way ahead, if webdesign students in Denmark are taught like that, i hope they read a lot on the side on how things should be done…
As you can see, we have a new header pic, and some of the link colors on the site changed. The new header pic was created by Niels Leenheer, a friend of mine who did some work for Mozilla as well. He’s a cool dude, and i want to thank him here for taking the time to make this header pic!
Update: Ok it was altered a bit more, and we added a favicon and changed some layout. Looks better now imho :)
Update 2: Altered the layout some more, i’d like to hear your opinions!
Just a short note to let you all know that i’ve switched the feed to a FeedBurner feed, it should work automatically, if it does not please tell me in the comments. I’ve switched it because FeedBurner can give some pretty cool stats on feeds, which could be useful in the future.
Hello, I’m the third member of the new CSS3.info team. My name’s Peter Gasston and I’ve been working as a web developer for six years, currently as Creative Developer for a design agency in London (I would provide a link to their site but I’m still rebuilding it). I’m a passionate advocate of web standards and my dream would be to see either Internet Explorer embracing standards, or everyone else embracing a different browser.
I write for a number of blogs on a number of subjects; my most relevant would be my geek blog, where I get to talk about all the stuff I like that’s not necessarily mainstream. Like many projects of mine, it’s in constant development.
I’m excited about the new features of CSS3 because they might finally help us to get rid of ‘tag soup’ in our code; no more four-layer nested divs to create curves, for example, and many less ids and classes required to hook our CSS to. My enthusiasm is only slightly dampened by the fact that it will be many years before we reach that stage.
Im the second blogger/author to be added to css3.info and I’m extremely excited. I have become much more involved with CSS and Web Standards based design over the past year, then I ever thought I would be. I dove head first into a new project that started in October ’05 at dLife.com where we converted dLife.com from a regular table driven website supported by a shoddy CMS called OpenCMS, to a more agile ruby based backend with a css-based front-end design.
I would say at this point, dLife.com is 50-60% of being complete, but there is so much more to learn. The site is about 5,000+ pages, so there is still much to be done to get this site really cranking. My team and I are also learning ruby on rails, which is still a very new technology which nobody knows quite where it will go.
At the same time, I hope I can help other web designers/developers learn more about whats to come for CSS3. Joost and I are very excited to put together a great resource dedicated to CSS3.