CSS: Styling Input Fields

CSS

I’m working on a project where I’m using CSS to add a border radius and background image to an input field. Background images are supported by all browsers, but border radius is only supported by Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome.

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Vertical Text with CSS

CSS

I’m working on a new JQuery Plugin that requires the text to be vertical. This can easily be accomplished using CSS, but I found that the vertical text may appear differently in each browser depending upon the element that is used. I was able to display the text vertically in Firefox, IE8 (and IE7), Google Chrome and Safari. I looked at Opera’s CSS support and it doesn’t appear to support vertical text.

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Remove Selection Border Around Image in Firefox

CSS, Pebblet

While creating my intriguingminds.com site, I ran into a problem with a selection border appearing around images. These images were used as buttons. When I clicked the button, the selection border appears.

To remove the selection border from around an image for Firefox, add this to your CSS file:

:focus { -moz-outline-style: none; }

Now, when you  click on the image it will look like this:

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Dojo vs JQuery, Part 1

Dojo, JQuery

Although I had created a few code snippets using Scriptaculous/Prototype, Dojo Toolkit was the first Javascript Framework that I really learned. I had read about (and downloaded) it quite a few years before I actually used it. I purchased a couple of books (Mastering Dojo: JavaScript and Ajax Tools for Great Web Experiences (Pragmatic Programmers) and Dojo: The Definitive Guide) to help me get started. I was working on a project where web pages would be dynamically created. I have to admit, I struggled. Although Dojo is a  “Javascript” Framework, learning it was like learning a new language – before the discovery of the Rosetta Stone. While I was able to learn the basics from reading the books and looking at the examples on Dojo’s website, in many cases, I just could not find the documentation to do what I wanted to do (or how I wanted to do it). So I guessed. And guessed again. And continually guessed until, “Eureka!”. No that didn’t work either…

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