Tagged: HTML element

What’s The Difference Between opacity and rgba?

New web developers and designers often get rgba (and its hsla equivalent) confused with opacity, using them interchangeably until they come up against a visual result that makes no sense. This is understandable, as both...

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The span tag

<span> is the second-most commonly misunderstood tag in the HTML lexicon, after <div>. A useful way to think of <span> is this: it is an inline tag that is the liferaft of HTML, usedonly...

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Get Consistent Results in All Browsers

Web standards are prevailing guidelines used on the World Wide Web to ensure web sites and information is accessible to all in the most efficient manner. Most Web browsers have different default settings for...

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CSS Style Guide – Part 4

Specificity As we’ve seen, CSS isn’t the most friendly of languages: globally operating, very leaky, dependent on location, hard to encapsulate, based on inheritance… But! None of that even comes close to the horrors...

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CSS Style Guide – Part 3

CSS Selectors Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, one of the most fundamental, critical aspects of writing maintainable and scalable CSS is selectors. Their specificity, their portability, and their reusability all have a direct impact on the...

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CSS Style Guide – Part 1

Introduction CSS is not a pretty language. While it is simple to learn and get started with, it soon becomes problematic at any reasonable scale. There isn’t much we can do to change how...

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Rebooting from zero

I’ve been a bit inactive around here lately, so I thought it was a good moment now to put some type of website back up – although it’s simple. Some people have been asking...

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