Monday, June 25th, 2007
Leland Scott has detailed how well Safari 3 has done with respect to CSS support:
Safari 3 / WebKit has implemented 18 of the 19 CSS 3.0 styles so far tackled by any of the major browsers. Firefox is next with 9 of 19. Some of these styles are incredibly cool and powerful, and they’ll change the way designers (both graphic designers and UI designers) put web content together for years to come. I wanted to raise the profile for this work, since it doesn’t seem to be getting enough attention. Even though IE 7.0 hasn’t implemented any of these yet, I hope Web 2.0 programmer/designers will feel empowered to start trying these out.
He is particularly excited about:
- Box-shadow: Yes! Add drop shadows through CSS!
- Multi-column layout: Can we really do this now? With HTML?
- Rounded corners: Any
can be made round.
- Colors with transparency: There goes another ugly hack from way back!
- Background image controls: Remember how great it was when you could add images as well as colors to an element’s background CSS style? Well, it’s about to get a whole lot better!
Considering the call out for a CSS 5-like effort, can we get the ball moving again?
Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:11 am