Using custom HTML attributes to define CSS state

TL;DR If an element should only have one state at a time, don't use classes, use custom attributes. <div class="tile" data-theme="dark">...</div> .tile[data-theme="dark"] {...} The old way Those of us who have been using off-the-shelf CSS frameworks for a few years will be familiar with the idea of using classes to define an element's properties. For … Continue reading Using custom HTML attributes to define CSS state

Interactive SVG map

I recently needed to present a map on a website so that visitors could choose their region (i.e. a group of countries, which could be arbitrary) before going into the site. After a little playing around, I settled on a solution that uses an SVG map of the world, and used CSS and Javascript to highlight … Continue reading Interactive SVG map

pShadow – a jQuery extension for gorgeous drop shadows

What's pShadow? pShadow, short for 'paper shadow', is a jQuery extension that adds realistic drop shadows to HTML elements, which works in Internet Explorer (IE8, IE7, IE6 with some clever trickery), Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, and any other modern browser you care to mention.  It's free to download and use, and you can see an … Continue reading pShadow – a jQuery extension for gorgeous drop shadows