Building Rich Text-Centric Pages in IE10

Internet Explorer 10 in the Windows Developer Preview introduces two new CSS features designed to make it easier for developers to create rich text-centric Web pages and apps. CSS3 Regions provides a lightweight mechanism to flow content through multiple non-contiguous areas. IE10’s support of CSS3 Hyphenation gives developers a simple mechanism to hyphenate text in…

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CSS3 text-shadow in IE10

IE10 in the Windows Developer Preview introduces support for hardware-accelerated CSS3 text-shadow. Text-shadow is one of the top requested features from Web developers. It enables text effects that were previously difficult or impossible to accomplish in a standards-friendly way without resorting to inline images of text. Text-Shadow in IE10 As its name suggests, text-shadow is…

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CSS3 Gradients in IE10 Platform Preview 1

We are extremely excited to be able to provide vendor-prefixed support of CSS3 Gradients in Internet Explorer 10 Platform Preview 1! CSS3 Gradients comes from a subsection of the CSS3 Image Values and Replaced Content specification, which is still in Working Draft status. Using CSS markup, a gradient image is generated by the browser and…

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IE10 Platform Preview and CSS Features for Adaptive Layouts

The first platform preview of IE10 contains many new CSS3 features all developed as implementations of evolving Web standards. In this post, we’ll look at three of those CSS features—CSS3 Grid Layout, Flexible Box Layout, and Multi-column Layout. CSS Grid Layout and Flexible Box Layout both help developers create layouts for complex Web applications and…

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CSS 2.1 Implementation Reports

I want to provide an update to my last blog post about the W3C process that we follow to develop and finalise Web Standards. The working group published the Release Candidate (RC) of the CSS 2.1 Test Suite on September 17. The next step is for the major browser vendors to submit their implementation reports…

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IE9, Opacity, and Alpha

IE9 introduces support for the CSS3 Color Module, including its popular opacity property. As we have done with other standards-based features, opacity is implemented so that the same markup used in other browsers just works in IE9’s ­standard mode. Internet Explorer 8 and earlier versions implemented an alternative mechanism to apply opacity using the alpha…

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The CSS Corner: Better Web Typography For Better Design

Lost In Translation “Web design is 95% typography”. So much of the content produced and consumed on the web is text yet designers and users have been confined to a set of compatible fonts available across client operating systems. Escaping this typographical island has involved everything from cross-browser CSS workarounds, graphics-based solutions and even plug-ins,…

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The CSS Corner: CSS3 Selectors

CSS3 Selectors enable complex styling of webpages using simpler CSS and less script than previously possible. As we demoed back in November, and updated in March and May with the IE9 Platform Preview Builds, IE9 includes full support for CSS3 selectors. This is a feature which web developers requested and we are excited to fulfill…

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Inside The CSS Working Group

The IE team is active on several  W3C working groups such as SVG and HTML. As one of our three regular CSS Working Group (CSSWG) representatives, I wanted to follow up on the latest face-to-face meeting the group held at Apple in Cupertino at the end of last month by sharing some of the work…

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The CSS Corner: About CSS corners

The first time we used ‘The CSS Corner’ as a general blog post heading, Chris Wilson sent this feedback: “Many readers will think the post is about border-radius”. The very first comment proved him right within hours. Today, CSS Corner is about the border-radius property, by far the most heavily requested feature of the CSS3…

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