Flexbox and Grid Percentage Margins: Feedback Needed(4 years, 11 months ago)

The CSS Working Group has reached an impasse on the issue of percentage margins (and padding) in flex and grid layout, and needs your input to help decide it. Option 1: Flex and grid items resolve percentages in margin-top and margin-bottom against the height of the element’s containing block. Option 2: Flex and grid items […]

CSS Box Alignment Level 3 Updated(5 years, 3 months ago)

The CSSWG has published an updated Working Draft of CSS Box Alignment Level 3. This module extends the Flexbox alignment properties to apply to all layout models and adds additional controls for logical positioning, space distribution, and handling overflowing elements. This is the vertical centering module, people. This module’s syntax and functionality is in the […]

CSS Working Group Releases Updated Last Call for CSS3 Backgrounds and Borders(6 years, 1 month ago)

Although the Backgrounds and Borders Level 3 module has already reached the Candidate Recommendation stage of development several times in its lifespan, most recently in July 2012, the module has been updated again after implementation feedback identified the need for a few small changes. Keep reading for the full list of changes in this version. […]

CSS Grid Layout Overhaul — Comments Needed!(6 years, 11 months ago)

The CSS Working Group has published an updated Working Draft of CSS Grid Layout. This CSS module defines a two-dimensional grid-based layout system optimized for user interface design. This is publication is a major update: not only has the draft generally been reorganized and much of the prose rewritten to fill in missing details, avoid […]

Opera Announces Switch to WebKit Rendering Engine(7 years, 1 month ago)

Opera Software have announced that they are abandoning their proprietary Presto rendering engine in favour of the open source WebKit rendering engine, for future versions of their mobile and desktop web browsers. Writing on the Opera Developer News blog, Bruce Lawson, Web Evangelist for Opera, offers the following explanation for the switch: When we first […]

Japanese Government Offers Funding for Contributions of Code or Tests for the (Vertical) Text Features of CSS.(7 years, 1 month ago)

The Japanese government is offering several grants for researching the problems of vertical text layout standardization on next generation web browsers. Each grant is worth ¥100,000 (about €790). The project is being coordinated by NTT Japan and full details can be found on their website, which offers the following additional information: We are going to […]

W3C Releases Updated Working Draft of CSS3 Text Module(7 years, 7 months ago)

The W3C this month, on 14th August 2012, released an updated working draft of the CSS3 Text Module. The updated working draft includes several changes from the previous version, published in January 2012. Keep reading for further details. Major changes Removed the ‘avoid’ value of ‘text-wrap’, since it doesn’t work very well with the fact […]

CSS3 Media Queries Becomes Official W3C Recommendation, CSS4 Media Queries Takes Shape(7 years, 8 months ago)

The CSS3 Media Queries module was released as an official W3C Recommendation on 19 June 2012, marking the end of a development cycle that began over ten years ago (the first working draft of the specification was published on 4 April 2001). CSS3 Media Queries, which allows the presentation of content to be tailored to a […]

CSS3 Transitions, Transforms and Animations – Now Prefix Free(7 years, 8 months ago)

Last month Microsoft announced that they now support (via their IE10 release preview) CSS3 Animations, Transforms and Transitions without the need for vendor prefixes, becoming the first browser to do so. What? I hear you cry. When did Microsoft begin leading the field in terms of CSS3 support? Were the Mayan’s right? Is this the […]

Updated CSS3 Preview – CSS3 Attribute Selectors(7 years, 11 months ago)

The CSS3 Selectors module introduces three new attribute selectors, which are grouped together under the heading “Substring Matching Attribute Selectors”. These new selectors are as follows: [att^=val] – the “begins with” selector [att$=val] – the “ends with” selector [att*=val] – the “contains” selector Read the complete updated article in our CSS3 Preview section »