Posts Tagged: css3

CSS shapes. Images in rounded corner square rotated to 45 degrees (rhombus).

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Lately there is a certain trend in web design for using images in geometrical shapes. Shape in-trend changes about once a year. We all remember rounded corner squares, then circles, then hexagons and octagons that used to contain Team members’ happy faces:), right? A Dribbble player rightfully popped up a question: what will be trend of 2014?

I think, it will be a diamond rotated to 45 degrees, with rounded corners. Let’s go ahead and make one with CSS.
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CSS3 rounded responsive drop shadows & glows

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And by rounded drop shadow we mean this effect:

All kinds of nice visual effects are now added to web pages using pure CSS3, and no images. When it comes to creating box shadows, the most used property is – not surprisingly – the box-shadow. A lot of tutorials are available for achieving warped shadow effect. This is just one of them: http://www.paulund.co.uk/creating-different-css3-box-shadows-effects.

Oddly enough, to create a round drop shadow effect like on the picture above, most front end developers still use images. I guess images are somehow seem faster to slap into the code, especially with that deadline looming. And in most cases images work just fine. Still, there are some very good reasons to stop using images and use CSS3 instead… Read more

Good article on CSS Flexible Box Layout Module from SmashingMag

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CSS3 Flexible Box Layout Explained …This is invaluable for flexible layouts, Because it means that your padding, margin and border values will always be honored; the browser will simply change the width of the elements until they fit the parent. If the parent changes in size, so will the flexible boxes within it… W3C working… Read more »