Peter McLachlan has investigated the performance of data URIs on mobile in comparison to CSS Sprites. Results are quite interesting, and probably a bit surprising.
An awesome tutorial Nick Pettit about a technique that uses box shadows for creating a realistic shading effect on simple objects.
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Articles & Tutorials
Matt Baker explains how he applies functional programming principles to CSS in order to write more maintainable and scalable code.
Guil Hernandez goes through the basics of @supports rule, a rule that will make feature detection a lot easier and faster in a very near future.
Hugo Darby-Brown explains how to create a horizontal scrolling navigation for touch devices, similar to that of the iOS taskbar.
A nice introduction to @font-face and @font-face services. (A friendly reminder: you really shouldn’t be using Cufón any longer.)
Robert Sedovšek looks at the not-so-known pseudo selectors and explains how they work and why you will find them useful.
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