20 – CSS Special with Val Head

Web designer Val Head joins us to discuss the CSS box model, vendor prefixes, and more. Plus we ask: is writing HTML and CSS really coding?

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Show edited by Jack Menhorn (jackmenhorn.comtwitter.com/KomradeJack)

Design by Val Head (valhead.comtwitter.com/vlh)

Music: Iain dragged some loops onto the timeline in Sony Acid Music.

Site links compiled by Jacob Gunderson (@fattjake on twitter, indieambitions.com)
Val Head – //valhead.com
Web Design Day – //webdesignday.com/
JQuery Mobile – //jquerymobile.com/
The good, the bad and the ugly of Scrolling Animation Websites – //creativejs.com/2012/02/scrolling-animation-sites/
HTML5Rocks.com – //www.html5rocks.com/en/
SWSX – //sxsw.com/
Chris Cashdollar – //marine.happycog.com/about/cashdollar/
Eric Meyer, Vendor Prefixes – //www.alistapart.com/articles/prefix-or-posthack/
Firefox implementing mozilla vendor prefixes – //www.alistapart.com/articles/the-vendor-prefix-predicament-alas-eric-meyer-interviews-tantek-celik/
Chrome Mobile – //market.android.com/details?id=com.android.chrome&hl=en
FITC Toronto – //www.fitc.ca/events/about/?event=124
Hack Pittsburgh – //www.hackpittsburgh.org/
Flash Gaming Summit – //www.flashgamingsummit.com/
FITC Amsterdam – //www.fitc.ca/events/about/?event=125
Beyond Tellerand – play – //play12.beyondtellerrand.com/
Eyeo Festival – //www.eyeofestival.com/
CreativeJS workshops : //seb.ly/training

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4 Responses to 20 – CSS Special with Val Head

  1. Just wanted to make a quick comment: At ~10:34 Audio is being discussed, and it was said that you have to add a sound tag to the DOM in order to play audio. You can actually do it both ways as Ian was asking about.

    As Seb mentioned, you can use document.createElement to create an audio element and then interface with the object only though JavaScript — it never needs to be added to the page.

    Love the podcast!

  2. Jafar says:

    Lol wow, I didnt think a CSS topic could be so good, but I loved this episode especially the “I needed some media so I started a band” and the IE and webGL comments.

    A good site to see what browsers can and can’t do right now is:


  3. Paul says:

    It may have got mentioned and I missed it, but prefix free is a good javascript library for dealing with vendor prefixes:


  4. Spasiu says:

    Hyperbole and a Half has that annoying mobile page swipe feature you were talking about, it makes me crazy.

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