In case of conflict, consider users over authors over implementors over specifiers over theoretical purity. In other words costs or difficulties to the user should be given more weight than costs to authors; which in turn should be given more weight than costs to implementors; which should be given more weight than costs to authors of the spec itself, which should be given more weight than those proposing changes for theoretical reasons alone. Of course, it is preferred to make things better for multiple constituencies at once.
(Translated: “It’s all about the user baby!”)
Whilst looking for a practical application for the (new) CSS3 border-image property this evening I stumbled upon this typography wonder:
Nicolas Gallagher CSS Typography Experiment
Now at first glance it’s nothing special, but once you discover this is pure HTML/CSS comboliciousness were dealing with here… well, I got my Firebug on to inspect a little closer and sure enough it’s all image-free. The depression set in once I discovered this was accomplished/published nearly a year ago, back in February of this year (2010).
NB the advanced use of CSS for the heart shape and great use of masking using the :before/:after pseudo-element.
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If you, like me, have been dabbling in HTML audio embedding recently, then there’s a likelihood you’ll have found out there’s little cross-browser consensus for embedding HTML5 audio. There’s a high chance, if you’ve been using tools like jPlayer, that you will need two types of duplicate audio files:
- .mp3 and;
Here are two useful – free -conversion tools I’ve found over the past few weeks: