I was working on a new project that uses a highly customised select; as you might know CSS and <select> doesn’t work well together. In fact only a small subset of the CSS properties are accepted by a <select> element and, even worse, this subset vary from one browser to another.
I spent part of the last weekend on this experiment that startet with a question: it is possible to convert a video to a stream of CSS properties ? Surprisingly the answer is yes. We can dump each video frame to a canvas and then create a special (and very long) multiple background property (one background for each video row) where each pixel is created using a 1px size gradient.
I’ve two printed copies of Designing Next Generation Web Projects with CSS3 to give away. To be eligible you have to live in US, UK or Europe, if so simply click on this tweet and retweet it using the retweet button before Friday February 1, 2013 17:00 GMT. Winners will be randomly picked from the retweet list and announced on Saturday 2.
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Recently I had to deal with a WordPress multisite instance, the task was moving the contents of one of the sites hosted on the network to a local copy, update them and the re-move them to the production server.
Lately I’ve been pretty busy enjoying some real time data visualization examples and demo. To have some data to work with I decided to use Twitter API, in particular I rely on jQuery LiveTwitter plugin by elektronaut; next I built a stack chart like visualization in which every new tweet of a chosen topic is dropped over its language column.