June 2010 Archives - Broken Links Archive

Web Directions @media 2010

Usually when I attend @media (that is, on two previous occasions) I write a follow-up blog post on what I saw there. Well I attended this year, and I’ve written the post, but it’s on the blog of my employer, Preloaded: HTML5, Mobile, and UCD: what we saw at @media.

Using SVG in backgrounds with PNG fallback

My last post was about using SVG values for the background-image property, and I pointed out one big problem with the technique:

The drawback of this is that it’s not ready for use just yet — browsers that don’t support SVG in background-image will not provide any fallback, even if you supply another background-image value; so in non-supporting browsers, no image at all will be displayed.

This was annoying me a little, and I couldn’t find any workarounds that didn’t use JavaScript. However, after a bit of head-scratching I’ve come up with a way to get around it.

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Using SVG in background-image

While having a look through the list of features for developers planned for Firefox 4 earlier today, I noticed this:

You can now use SVG with the img element, as well as the background image in CSS.

I know you can already use SVG in background-image with Safari, Chrome and Opera, and this, coupled with Internet Explorer’s push towards SVG and the strong chance this will be available in IE9, made me decide to take a closer look.

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I’ve updated my Speaking page to include more conferences, more videos, and a little on my speaking requirements and preferences. I’m planning to cut down on the number of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interesting offers and opportunities, so please get in touch if you’re organising an event.

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