I’m Dudley Storey, the author of Pro CSS3 Animation. This is my blog, where I talk about web design and development with , and . To receive more information, including news, updates, and tips, you should follow me on Twitter or add me on Google+.

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A Sass color keyword system for designers. Replaces CSS defaults with improved hues and more memorable, relevant color names.

CSSslidy: an auto-generated #RWD image slider. 3.8K of JS, no JQuery. Drop in images, add a line of CSS. Done.

tipster.ioAutomatically provides local tipping customs and percentages for services anywhere.

Composition in Color A, 1917, by Piet Mondrian, rendered in SVG

SVG Basics: Rectangles and Squares

svg / basics

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds

After circles, rectangles are probably the easiest element to draw in , requiring just one more attribute to complete them. The basic syntax for rectangles requires an x position, y position, width and height:

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Introduction to JavaScript Functions

javascript / fundamentals

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes, 30 seconds

Functions are a core part of ; they’re used everywhere. Thankfully, basic functions are also pretty straightforward.



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Easy Cross-Browser Text Masks with Blend Modes

css / blend modes

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

There are many ways to do text clipping masks (the appearance of graphics or effects inside letterforms) on the web, but the techniques are all somewhat scattershot: Chrome and Safari have long supported -webkit-background-clip:text;, but that only addresses two browsers; there is also an SVG technique, but that has limitations also.

After experimenting with I realized it was possible to use them to create text clipping masks by “sandwiching” text and backgrounds. One nice advantage is the technique is not only fully cross-browser (with the exception of IE), but it’s also naturally progressive, with elegant fallbacks.

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