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I’m Dudley Storey, the author of Pro CSS3 Animation. This is my blog, where I talk about web design and development with , and . To receive more information, including news, updates, and tips, you should follow me on Twitter or add me on Google+.

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Book cover of Pro CSS3 AnimationPro CSS3 Animation, Apress, 2013

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Massive Head Canon: Intelligent discussion of movies, books, games, and technology.

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A Sass color keyword system for designers. Replaces CSS defaults with improved hues and more memorable, relevant color names.

CSSslidy: an auto-generated #RWD image slider. 3.8K of JS, no JQuery. Drop in images, add a line of CSS. Done.

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SVG Movie Backgrounds: Andy’s Room and Overlook Hotel

svg / backgrounds

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds

A series of serendipitous connections started me thinking about using tiled elements for , especially patterns inspired by movies.

SVG is uniquely suited for this, being infinitely scalable and (when correctly written) very small and fast to load. This article will introduce the code for the patterns; in the next, I’ll talk about techniques you can use to make your own SVG background images.

See the Pen XJOOzv by Dudley Storey (@dudleystorey) on CodePen.

Combining CSS clip-path and Shapes for New Layout Possibilities

css / layouts

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes, 30 seconds

Recently I’ve been thinking about how pages might start to break out of the “boxes inside boxes” trope that’s built up in web design over the past few years. One way to break through limitations is to merge two different creative possibilities: in this case, CSS clip-path and the Shapes module.

Chrome viewport on left, Element Inspector in the middle, editor (Coda) on right. Note the value of background for the html tag, which changes in all three views, across two different applications, without saving or refreshing.

Eliminate the Browser Gap with Chrome Workspaces

tools / browsers

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

The cycle of most front-end web development goes something like this:

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