Cosa ci riservano i CSS nel futuro 03.08.11

Uno sguardo ragionato sull'evoluzione del web design attraverso i CSS.

After years of promise, CSS3 has finally arrived in style (if you'll pardon the pun). It's added a whole new array of tools to our front-end toolbox, giving us rounded corners, gradients, opacity, transformations, transitions, animations and much more. But now that we have the fun stuff, the eye candy, what's next?

The next problem for CSS3 to address will be layouts. Until now we've got by with floats, relative positioning and negative margin tricks, but we still have to work incredibly hard to produce anything beyond the fairly standard two- to three-column layouts.

The W3C and the browser makers are aware of this problem, and working on a range of solutions. Chief among them (you may be surprised to learn) is the Internet Explorer team. IE10 looks set to herald an exciting new era of CSS layouts, making possible rich, dynamic and eye-catching websites that were previously beyond our reach.

In this article I'm going to take a look at the various layout methods that are at different stages of development, from the well-implemented to the purely theoretical. Perhaps not all of these will make it to the stage where we're able to use them (or, at least, not in their current form), but it's worth taking a look to see where the future lies.

Gli standard web visti da Apple 04.06.10

Apple propone uno showcase per dimostrare le potenzialità dei futuri standard web, HTML5 e CSS3.

Every new Apple mobile device and every new Mac - along with the latest version of Apple's Safari web browser - supports web standards including HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. These web standards are open, reliable, highly secure, and efficient. They allow web designers and developers to create advanced graphics, typography, animations, and transitions. Standards aren't add-ons to the web. They are the web. And you can start using them today.

Inspiegabilmente è richiesto Safari per visualizzare le dimostrazioni.

Il futuro del web design 22.11.09

Steve Smith dice la sua su HTML5, CSS3 e sul futuro del web design.

What's the "Future of Web Design"?

Gradients. Lots and lots of gradients. Seriously, though, I think it's taking the aspects of design, interface, and simplicity that we're learning and spreading it to other industries. I see openings all over the market for small, niche web apps that meet real needs to people in specific markets other than our own. I see us web developers and designers digging into other careers and applying our knowledge of design to solve problems in new, creative ways through web technology. And that's exciting.