Firefox 3.6 Alpha 1, codenamed Namoroka (after the Namoroka National Park in Madagascar), was released as a nightly download yesterday on the 7th August 2009.
This latest developer test version of the popular browser, based on the Gecko 1.9.2 platform, offers increased support for CSS3, most notably background-size, CSS gradients, multiple background images along with support for the rem unit from the CSS3 values and units module.
The W3C have released an updated working draft of the CSSOM View Module, edited by Anne van Kesteren.
Many of the features defined in the CSSOM View Module have been supported by most browsers for a long period of time, with many tracing their routes back to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The goal of this specification is therefore not to reinvent the wheel, but rather to define these features in such a way that they can be implemented by all browsers in an identical way.
The CSS3 Module Status Table has been fully updated based on the latest information available from the W3C. From now on the table will be updated on a regular basis, as and when new information becomes available.
Note: Browser Compatibilty tables will be updated shortly.
I am writing this article to introduce myself as the new owner of CSS3.info, having recently acquired the site from W3 Edge.
As a website, CSS3.info is a fantastic resource for the web standards and development community, which since it’s creation in 2006 has grown to be one of the most popular websites on CSS3 in the world. I am informed that in the past user feedback from CSS3.info has led to changes in the CSS3 specification, and I am keen to see the site continue to develop and serve the web design community, and retain it’s reputation within the industry.
Earlier this year we asked if you still want more out of CSS 3 and we found that you did. Of late, we are seeing the dialogue rekindled time and again with great posts being written on other major blogs. Smashing Magazine contributor Inayaili de Leon provides code samples and insight on: using browser-specific properties, selectors, RBGA and opacity, multi-column layouts, multiple backgrounds, word wrap, text shadow. @font-face attribute, border radius, border image, box shadow and more. Definitely great work by de Leon, that also earned a mention from ajaxian. So check out the post and enjoy! Well done Inayaili!