CSS3 Gradient Backgrounds and Controlling Their Height

Let’s assume you want to create a gradient background that starts at the top of the page and finishes at the bottom of your page header, i.e. is 100px tall. You can do this with a combination of CSS3 rules and avoid those ugly background images.

A quick CSS3 sibling test with the video tag

I am working on a little widget that uses the html5 video tag on one of my test sites: Fyvr.net. I wanted to display related information when the video is playing. The sibling selector makes this easy. Here’s the basic markup <li> <video>…</video> <p>…</p> </li> I wanted the paragraph to appear when the video is […]

Cross-browser HTML5 video tag with fallback for Flash users

Apple’s lack of support for Flash on the iPhone and iPad has forced people to reconsider the value of HTML5 and its video tag. It’s no longer something to put off until the future. However, adding HTML5 video support to your site AND continue to provide a Flash option for older browsers (I.E.) is not […]

New Yahoo! BOSS Hacks web site

There’s a lot of information about Yahoo! Boss on the official site: Yahoo! Developer Network. However there is still a need for a more informal portal for quick reviews of BOSS-based mashups, helpful hints, techniques, and upcoming events. BOSS Hacks is an unofficial Yahoo! BOSS Site that does exactly that. I started it last week […]