New projects - CSS feedback button & animate-textshadow
It’s been a while since I blogged last. Since then, lots has happened in the tech world: we had the S3 apocalypse, the PSN debacle, Microsoft bought Skype, the world bought LinkedIn shares. I’ve been keeping myself equally busy, and I’m going to be rolling out a bunch of new coolness over the next few weeks.
Second, is a redux of Edwin Martin’s excellent Shadow animation plugin providing a way to animate the
text-shadow property; you can browse the source on Github. Although I was able to reuse a lot of the code from Edwin’s plugin, but there were a couple of gotchas. Most notably, the spec for text-shadow allows the color to be declared at the beginning or end of the property, while in
box-shadow’s spec only the beginning is allowable. Additionally, I wanted to allow
text-shadow to be given in
em, which meant the text’s
font-size had to be passed in to the parser. On the plus side,
text-shadow is actually part of the CSS2 spec, so no vendor prefixes!