With version three of CSS, many exciting features will be implemented. CSS3 leads to greater flexibility and makes it much easier to recreate previously complex effects. Many time-saving rules are being thought up for CSS3: text-shadow, box-sizing, opacity, multiple backgrounds, border-radius, border-image ,multi-column layout, etc…
Although only the most modern browsers currently support these effects, it’s still fun to see what’s around the corner!
In this post we will take a look at some interesting properties of CSS3 that you can put into practice in your website designs today.
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CSS3 supports more color and a wider range of color definitions. The new colors that CSS3 support are HSL, CMYK, HSLA and RGBA. This powerpoint explains in details the CSS3 colors and how use them.
You can have CSS3 gradient border using the -moz-border-radius / -webkit-border property.
Sometimes usual CSS border properties are not enough. If want to use images for borders, CSS3 supports border image through border-image and border-corner-image property.
Andy budd shows us how to easily create rounded corners for any box using border-radius and background position.
The css3 property box-shadow allows you to add a shadow effect without using images to a selected element. Currently Safari 3+ and Firefox 3.1 (Alpha) supports box-shadow.
If you want to add multiple background to a box or a paragraph, CSS3 allows multiple background images on one element.
This CSS3 module allows to create multi-column texts without adding table using –moz-column-count and -moz-column-width. If you have text in your web pages that runs too long this CSS3 tag could be really useful.
Need a Photoshop like Text shadow? CSS3 text-shadow property allows to add a shadow to each letter of some text. Also, text-shadowis not new to CSS3, it was originally proposed in CSS2, but was removed from CSS 2.1.
CSS3 property box-sizing allows you to specify the behavior of the browser in calculating the width of an element and control if a box should be resizable.
Although, CSS3 opacity property has been around for while, When CSS3 rolls out there will be more use of the opacity property. You can set the transparency of box, image and text using the opacity property.
Are you Confused with all CSS3 new selectors? This article provides useful insights and explanation of CSS3 selectors.
Brilliant implementations of CSS3 Properties
You won’t believe that these button are created using CSS3 properties only without any images.
Here is a creative example of CSS3. A mock up of OSX user interface using CSS3. Click on the image to see the working demo.
This plugin allows web designers to use the W3′s CSS Template Layout Module using jQuery.
If you are wondering how to achieve a transparent box like 24 ways, this article discusses RGBA which lets you specify a color as being translucent and how to use it.
While there are other ways to embed font, using CSS3 for custom font will be much easier.
Web designer Marco Kuiper shows us how to create a Polaroid Gallery by combining CSS3 and JQuery.
This article discusses how to use CSS3 box sizing property.
This menu mimics the pushed button when you hover by using CSS selectors.
In CSS3 it is possible to mange links with more control and effectively. We can easily specify the values of various states of links which are link, visited, hover, and active states.
This post discuess how to create a tooltip using :before (or :after) pseudo element combined with the :hover pseudo class.
This example focuses on how to style web form using attribute selectors.
There are so many ways to use CSS transparency to create to make website user friendly website. You can control the opacity of the text or images that to create visually ecstatic content.
Adding an icon next to your link is much easier with CSS3 Selectors.
Although CSS3’s border-radius property is supported in the current versions of Safari and Firefox, Internet Explorer does not support it. However, using IE’s condition statement and image you can have cross browser nice rounded corner.
CSS3 property -webkit-box-shadow creates shadow on any specified div. The Demo is Safari only.
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