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Wrapping Text Around Circular Images With CSS Shapes

css / layout

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

In a previous article I demonstrated how to wrap text around bitmap images with CSS Shapes.  The process of creating a separate image mask to do so was a little complicated; for images that are simply circular, a lot of that complexity can be avoided.

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Create An HTML5 Site From Start To Finish, Part 5: Discovery

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Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 45 seconds

Many web design agencies present “research” and “discovery” as synonyms, but they are perhaps best regarded as separate tasks that inform each other.

Animating CSS Background Blend Modes

css / backgrounds

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

There are only a few properties that can be animated: background-position, background-size, and background-color. With the addition of background-blend-mode to the CSS spec, this has been expanded slightly, albeit with limitations: we can only animate the property by alternating between blend modes and a value of normal. However, it’s also possible to animate background blends by using the other properties.

As one example, we might provide an enhanced impression of speed by altering background-position after hovering over a <div>:

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