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To create a coherent collection of blog discussion about CSS3 and the future of CSS, the CSSWG and the css3.info team have teamed up to create a W3C-hosted aggregate feed, The Future of Style, and an associated css3.info-hosted open community blog, the CSS3 Soapbox.
We’re starting off The Future of Style by pulling in the CSS Working Group Blog, css3.info, and the CSS3 Soapbox. If you have a post you want to add to this feed, post a link (or the whole thing) on the CSS3 Soapbox. If you own a blog with frequent posts about the future of CSS, and want to be added to The Future of Style, contact fantasai.
The CSS3 Soapbox is meant to give you as a developer, designer or whatever, a voice in css development. This feed will be read by all those involved in CSS development, so you can get your message across easily.
We want you to join the conversation!
With the latest weekly of Opera, Opera will support the HSL colour unit. With HSL added, there are only three units missing, HSLA, RGBA and flavor. I don’t really understand flavor, or why it would be useful and no browser currently supports it. I’d suspect now that Opera Kestrel supports RGB and HSL, that the two colour models with added alpha channel support will both be added at the same time. I can’t confirm when these will be added yet however. You can test out support for this here.
I’m working on a support chart for the colour module, that just needs testing to be finalised in IE, as I currently don’t have access to IE7. This should be added to the Module Status page shortly.
Hi John, thanks for agreeing to this interview! Could you introduce yourself a bit to our readers?
Sure! I’ve been a software developer, running my own company Westciv, with my business partner Maxine Sherrin since 1993. We’ve been selling software online since 1995, which of course lead us to web design and development (my interest in hypertext goes back to the 1980s, and our first application was in fact a hypertext knowledge management system.
There won’t be a lot of revelatory information in there for regular readers of this site, or those otherwise clued up on CSS3, but there are some nice practical examples to take a look at, particularly of the Advanced Layout and Grid Positioning modules.
Rijk van Geijtenbeek wrote in to tell us that he’s created a CSS3 Quick reference in the form of a browser sidebar (direcly usable in Firefox and Opera) for quick access to all CSS 3 properties from all published modules. This, he says, is an ofshoot of Eric Meyer’s CSS 2 QR sidebar which he’s been maintaining for a few years.
It looks great, so thx a lot Rijk for putting your work into this!
The Webkit team have certainly been busy recently; since we mentioned the introduction of web fonts, they’ve also implemented transformations and animations.
Transformations, via the
-webkit-transformproperty, allow you to scale, rotate and skew block elements; reader Ain Tohvri has put together an impressive test suite. At the moment this property doesn’t affect layout, so behaves more like a relatively positioned element.
Animation, which uses the
Also, IMHO, there are a more pressing areas of CSS that need investigating; the Advanced Layout or Grid Layout modules are more important to the future of CSS than animations and transformations.
On the positive side, the Webkit team have promised to release technical documents which explain the proposed spec in detail.
If these new features float your boat, you can test them out by downloading the latest Webkit nightlies.
Too many people see the Web a bit like television: who ever heard of incompatible content? If there is an error, it’s because the TV set is broken, or maybe the antenna. On the Web, it is much more likely that the content is invalid, but try to explain that to users who just want to buy their holiday or see their bank account…
As we mentioned at the end of last month, the W3C have released a working draft of their first annual snapshot. The snapshots are intended to show which specs are stable enough to be considered part of the current state CSS.
The 2007 snapshot is:
The browser with the least support for the snapshot is, as you’ve probably already guessed, Internet Explorer. Opera has implemented all of the new selectors, but doesn’t yet have support for RGBA & HSL/A colours, which both the forthcoming Safari 3 (Webkit) and Firefox 3 (Gecko 1.9) have implemented. FF3 doesn’t do well with many of the new selectors, however, which Safari does.
While it would be nice to have included text effects and backgrounds & borders in this snapshot, differing browser implementations means they’re just not ready yet.
Even if this working draft becomes a recommendation shortly, no current or imminent browser fully supports the modules contained within; and with Firefox 3, Safari 3, and Opera 9.5 due for release over the next few months, it’s not impossible that none will do so until the latter half of next year. It could even be the case that IE.Next swoops in to beat the others!
With the CSS Eleven set to provide feedback to the W3C over the next few months, the 2008 snapshot could be a little more adventurous than that of 2007.