Guide to Color on the Web

There are a lot of ways to work with color on the web. I think it’s helpful to understand the mechanics behind what you’re using, and color is no exception. Let’s delve into some of the technical details of color on the web.

Drop Caps by CSS3 and cross-browser ways

Drop Caps Cross-browser way (extra markup) Just wrap the first character of the paragraph in a span, then target the span with CSS and style away. <p> <span class=”firstcharacter”>L</span> orem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Mauris tristique lobortis orci ac lacinia. Fusce eu purus eget diam vehicula auctor nec eu elit. Morbi consequat… continue reading

CSS3 :not selector and specificity

The negation pseudo-class, :not, can be incredibly useful. It allows us to target elements based on what attributes they don’t have, rather than what they do. This helps us avoid writing extra, increasingly specific, rules in an attempt to override previous ones. A common example of this is when we want to apply a style… continue reading