Monday, April 5th, 2010
Working on mobile Web apps such as the Facebook app on webOS offers one huge advantage over standard desktop development. You can code to a single runtime (in our case, WebKit). This means that crazy hacks can go away as you use functionality such as
Kevin Decker is an engineer on my team, and has worked with border image in this context, as well as on Firebug (another place that you get this luxury…. extensions). Border image is fantastic compared with the slew of images hacks that we have had to do in the past, but it can be hard to visualize what you are doing.
This is what Kevin felt too, and to solve it he hacked up a border-image generator tool that gives you a WYSIWYG editing experience that generates the cross browser CSS for you. Take an example and start to tweak the offsets and see the live image change on the fly.
You can also check out the project on GitHub.
Posted by Dion Almaer at 6:11 am