I was never really happy with my previous 2010 theme, so I’ve gone and done a completely new one.
This new one makes extensive use of CSS3 properties, such as gradients and shadows. It looks best in Firefox >= 3.6,followed by Safari >= 4, then Chrome >= 4, Opera >= 10, and IE >= 8. Theoretically, Firefox and Safari/Chrome support the same level of features, but the webkit gradient syntax is absolutely awful. It’s confusing, needlessly complex, and poorly thought-out, in my opinion. Contrast the following two lines:
background: -moz-linear-gradient(top, #111, #333);
background: -webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, from(#222), to(#333));
See what I mean?
Gecko (Firefox), Webkit (Safari), and Trident (IE) rendering.
When writing a web-app that accepts formatted input from users, you’ll often find that they will copy and paste text from Microsoft Word. Unfortunately, Word fills the markup with lots of unnecessary and unwanted muck. To clean this all up, I wrote the following function (directly implemented on the String prototype below):
Previously, this post advocated the use of “text-indent” on a padding-less, border-less, 100% width input. This works, but it’s quite clunky, and old versions of IE don’t support text-indent, so it just looks bad. A much better solution is to
Just use box-sizing.
As pointed out in the comments, the simplest solution is to simply change the box-sizing model of the input element to “border-box”, rather than the default “content-box”. In the example below, I’ve given the containing div a 4px whiteborder.