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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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.

tipster.ioAutomatically provides local tipping customs and percentages for services anywhere.

My father’s family name being Pirrip, and my Christian name Philip, my infant tongue could make of both names nothing longer or more explicit than Pip. So, I called myself Pip, and came to be called Pip.

Big, Beautiful Dropcaps with CSS initial-letter

css / typography

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

While it’s long been possible to create traditional dropcaps on the web using the ::first-letter pseudo selector, the process has been difficult: not only does it require a lot of careful, precise , but any changes to the surrounding text, such as altering the typeface or line-height, push the dropcap out of alignment, whereas a good dropcap should always be “top and tail” with its associated text:

Hover to see the effect

Animated Image Changes with background-blend-mode

css / backgrounds

Estimated reading time: 1 minute

Opportunities to animate background properties are limited, but previous articles here have shown that it is possible to transition background-blend-mode with a little thought and cleverness. There’s at least one more possibility, shown above.

An Accessible Image Gallery With Progressive JavaScript

javascript / galleries

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

It’s very easy to create an , but many developers stop right there. Making the JavaScript progressive (built in such a way that even if it is blocked or fails, functionality is not lost) and accessible (usable by everyone, regardless of their ability) takes only a little extra effort, as this article demonstrates.

In this example, I have three images: three thumbnails, linked to the large version of each. It all starts with markup:

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