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April 18, 2010

April 2010 Meeting Report:
Fixed Position and CSS3

At our April meeting, we looked at websites relating to some of the topics we have been covering recently, and then we followed up on items from last month's meeting.

We started with a site called Pagetest that lets you measure the download speed of a webpage. The site give feedback on where a page slows down when it is loading. This information might be relevant to a page's Google ranking, see this article at GigaOM.

Next, we touched on the CSS properties of :focus and outline by looking at an article entitled Whenever you use :hover, also use :focus.

We then discussed CSS3, using these sites as demonstrations:Finally, we did some more work with the position:fixed property, a topic we had started in March.

April 15, 2010

April 2010 Meeting Announcement

The PACS CSS Workshop meets this Saturday, April 17, from 8 to 9 am in the Alps Room of the Giant Supermarket at 315 York Road, Willow Grove, PA.

We have a number of follow up items to topics we discussed last week, including navigation, styling links, and CSS3, plus a new way to test your page's performance.

In addition to the usual lineup of sessions, this meeting also features the debut of Susan Dykas' new Social Media SIG at 8am! So come early, grab one of those giant Giant coffees, and catch up on all the new developments on the web.

March 21, 2010

March 2010 Meeting Report:
Background Images and CSS3

At the March meeting, we followed up on our topic from February, showing how to clickable image using CSS and not putting the image into the HTML. We then took a second image and used it as the hover background image.

We spent the second half of the meeting looking at some of the new features that will be part of CSS3. The sites we looked at are listed here:

Also take a look at this site: CSS3 Generator

March 19, 2010

March 2010 Meeting Announcement

The next meeting of the PACS CSS Workshop will be this Saturday, March 20, at the usual 9 - 10 am hour.

We have two things I hope to cover this month. One is to look at background images using the example from last month and expanding on it, including using different images for link and rollover. That last topic will lead toward a discussion of the CSS sprite.

But we might not get to sprites because I also want to look at some examples of CSS3 properties because browsers are starting to incorporate CSS 3, even though it is not yet adopted as a standard.