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Creating a Transparent Background with CSS Creating a Transparent Background with CSS

Published on Mar 22, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Do you have a nice background image that you don't want hidden by a solid color and your content? With some CSS3, a background color can be set with an opacity with the rgba value so that the content or image beneath will be visible through it.

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Tags: CSS | CSS

Creating a Transparent Background with CSS Creating a Transparent Background with CSS

Published on Mar 22, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Do you have a nice background image that you don't want hidden by a solid color and your content? With some CSS3, a background color can be set with an opacity with the rgba value so that the content or image beneath will be visible through it.

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Tags: CSS | CSS

Semi Rant: Absolute Position when it's relative Semi Rant: Absolute Position when it's relative

Published on Mar 21, 2019 by Jamie Munro

I have long been against absolute position. I always felt it the "lazy" way out. Until recently, I've seen the light. Absolute positioning works extremely well inside of a relative position. In fact it works so well, that it reduces my browser testing time because IT IS actually consistent!

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Tags: CSS | Rants | CSS

Semi Rant: Absolute Position when it's relative Semi Rant: Absolute Position when it's relative

Published on Mar 21, 2019 by Jamie Munro

I have long been against absolute position. I always felt it the "lazy" way out. Until recently, I've seen the light. Absolute positioning works extremely well inside of a relative position. In fact it works so well, that it reduces my browser testing time because IT IS actually consistent!

Read more >

Tags: CSS | Rants | CSS

Creating Diagonal Lines with CSS Creating Diagonal Lines with CSS

Published on Mar 18, 2019 by Jamie Munro

The hr tag has been around for quite some time to provide a nice horizontal line to visually separate content. To achieve a vertical line, it's typically been accomplished via border-left or border-right. However, this is when you can get into height issues or columns that don't extend the whole way, etc… Instead CSS3 allows for the rotation of elements and allow for vertical or diagonal lines to be created with some basic CSS. This is accomplished with the transform property.

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Tags: CSS | CSS

Creating Diagonal Lines with CSS Creating Diagonal Lines with CSS

Published on Mar 18, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Creating a Background Gradient with CSS Creating a Background Gradient with CSS

Published on Mar 15, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Creating a Background Gradient with CSS Creating a Background Gradient with CSS

Published on Mar 15, 2019 by Jamie Munro

CSS Attribute Selectors CSS Attribute Selectors

Published on Mar 8, 2019 by Jamie Munro

CSS Attribute Selectors CSS Attribute Selectors

Published on Mar 8, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Rotating DOM Elements using CSS Rotating DOM Elements using CSS

Published on Mar 7, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Rotating DOM Elements using CSS Rotating DOM Elements using CSS

Published on Mar 7, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Transitioning AJAX Content into view with CSS3 Animations Transitioning AJAX Content into view with CSS3 Animations

Published on Mar 1, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Transitioning AJAX Content into view with CSS3 Animations Transitioning AJAX Content into view with CSS3 Animations

Published on Mar 1, 2019 by Jamie Munro

CSS3: Custom Fonts using font-face CSS3: Custom Fonts using font-face

Published on Feb 24, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Apply two different colors to a single character with CSS Apply two different colors to a single character with CSS

Published on Feb 22, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Apply two different colors to a single character with CSS Apply two different colors to a single character with CSS

Published on Feb 22, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Disabling text selection/highlighting with CSS Disabling text selection/highlighting with CSS

Published on Feb 20, 2019 by Jamie Munro

Simplifying the buzz word “Responsive Design” Simplifying the buzz word “Responsive Design”

Published on Feb 4, 2013 by Jamie Munro

Simplifying the buzz word “Responsive Design” Simplifying the buzz word “Responsive Design”

Published on Feb 4, 2013 by Jamie Munro

CSS: Start Generic before going Specific CSS: Start Generic before going Specific

Published on Oct 23, 2012 by Jamie Munro

CSS: Start Generic before going Specific CSS: Start Generic before going Specific

Published on Oct 23, 2012 by Jamie Munro

Highlights from Webistrate: HTML5, MVC 3, and CSS3 Highlights from Webistrate: HTML5, MVC 3, and CSS3

Published on Sep 21, 2011 by Jamie Munro

Developers to the rescue of designers...again! Developers to the rescue of designers...again!

Published on Aug 30, 2011 by Jamie Munro

Developers to the rescue of designers...again! Developers to the rescue of designers...again!

Published on Aug 30, 2011 by Jamie Munro

CakePHP CSS Enhancements From 1.2 To 1.3 CakePHP CSS Enhancements From 1.2 To 1.3

Published on Feb 23, 2011 by Jamie Munro

margin: 0 auto; not centering in Internet Explorer? margin: 0 auto; not centering in Internet Explorer?

Published on Sep 18, 2009 by Jamie Munro

margin: 0 auto; not centering in Internet Explorer? margin: 0 auto; not centering in Internet Explorer?

Published on Sep 18, 2009 by Jamie Munro

Optimize your CSS and JS with CakePHP in minutes Optimize your CSS and JS with CakePHP in minutes

Published on Mar 21, 2009 by Jamie Munro

CSS Tips - Margins in Internet Explorer CSS Tips - Margins in Internet Explorer

Published on Feb 16, 2009 by Jamie Munro

CSS Tips - Margins in Internet Explorer CSS Tips - Margins in Internet Explorer

Published on Feb 16, 2009 by Jamie Munro

YSlow - Helping slow web pages load faster YSlow - Helping slow web pages load faster

Published on Feb 11, 2009 by Jamie Munro

YSlow - Helping slow web pages load faster YSlow - Helping slow web pages load faster

Published on Feb 11, 2009 by Jamie Munro

Firebug - A developer's best friend Firebug - A developer's best friend

Published on Feb 11, 2009 by Jamie Munro

Firebug - A developer's best friend Firebug - A developer's best friend

Published on Feb 11, 2009 by Jamie Munro