June 2011 - Broken Links Archive

A Busted Neon Sign with CSS Animations

For no par¬≠tic¬≠u¬≠lar rea¬≠son oth¬≠er than idle curios¬≠i¬≠ty, I made a demo of a bro¬≠ken neon sign, using CSS Ani¬≠ma¬≠tions (you‚Äôll need Fire¬≠fox 5, Safari or Chrome to see it). It does¬≠n‚Äôt degrade well at the moment, the root cause of which is down to what I think is a bug in Fire¬≠fox‚Äôs imple¬≠men¬≠ta¬≠tion ‚ÄĒ I‚Äôll need to con¬≠firm that.

One quick learn­ing from mak­ing this: it would be real­ly use­ful to have CSS Mix­ins when using a lot of repet­i­tive keyframes, as I do in this ani­ma­tion. The W3C seem to be quite against them, however.


Styling HTML5 Form Validation Errors

Back in March I wrote about HTML5 Form val­i­da­tion and the prob­lem with the appear­ance of error mes­sages. I pro­posed a syn­tax for styling the error mes­sages, and short­ly after I pub­lished the post, I sub­mit­ted the pro­pos­al to the W3C via the www-style mail­ing list.

I‚Äôll dis¬≠cuss quick¬≠ly the result of that sub¬≠mis¬≠sion, but first I should men¬≠tion that I‚Äôve since found out that the Google Chrome devel¬≠op¬≠ers have already imple¬≠ment¬≠ed their own syn¬≠tax, and it‚Äôs not too far removed from what I pro¬≠posed. Before I get to that, how¬≠ev¬≠er, allow me to gripe.

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I‚Äôve updat¬≠ed my Speak¬≠ing page to include more con¬≠fer¬≠ences, more videos, and a lit¬≠tle on my speak¬≠ing require¬≠ments and pref¬≠er¬≠ences. I‚Äôm plan¬≠ning to cut down on the num¬≠ber of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to inter¬≠est¬≠ing offers and oppor¬≠tu¬≠ni¬≠ties, so please get in touch if you‚Äôre organ¬≠is¬≠ing an event.

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