Just before the weekend, here’s a pure CSS3 implementation of a rating star system with support for selection and hover, made-up by radio buttons, rtl, generated content, minimal markup and sibling selectors.
Builder.CSS is a free tool for merging and minifying style sheets into a single file, using some of the coolest HTML5 features like drag and drop of local files and processing them without uploading to the server. I am happy to announce that recently Builder.CSS has evolved to a free online service with tons of improvements, brand-new and amazing interface, drag and drop of local of styleshets from the desktop, predefined projects and much more. Get the Chrome extension or click here for more info and demo.
Image2Base64 is an online tool, provided by Acid.JS Web.UI for conversion of image files to base64 data URIs. It implements the new HTML5 file API, and the selected images are processed entirely on the client without uploading them onto the server. Get the Chrome extension or click here for more info and demo.
Hasher is an online service for creating message digests with a wide range of more than 40 encryption algorithms. Depending on the choice of the user, after the encryption hashes are stored in the browser’s local storage in convenient JSON format so they can be used or deleted later. Get the Chrome extension or click here for more info and demo.
It’s been a while since I blogged about this \9 CSS hack for all versions of Internet Explorer. Personally I always try to avoid hacks, but recently I had to tweak some style sheet to use special styles for IE6-IE8 and for IE9, so I remembered of this hack. Here’s how I did it:
/* first apply the \9 hack for any version of internet explorer, for example */
/* ... then override the above rule by using the CSS3 :root selector which is supported by IE9, but still use the \9 hack to filter out only IE9 */
By using the above CSS you can have special styles, which are the same for Internet Explorer 6-8 and other rules for Internet Explorer 9 without affecting other browsers.
The new version of Acid.JS has just been released with one update * – version 2.0 of GuestBook.XML – an AJAX instant feedback component. I am also happy to announce the new website of the libary as well, so make sure you update your links.
* A couple of outdated components have been discontinued, and they are no longer shipped with Acid.JS – AJAX Photo Gallery, CSS Watermark, Antipixel Buttons.XML, Upload.XML, Skinnable Browser Dialogs and Page Announcement.XML.