Languages with latin-based writing systems such as English are typically written left to right, and from top to bottom. However, there is a whole different world of writing modes out there. CSS3 Writing Modes allows you to use these in your web sites. Read on to find out what you can, and can not use right now.
CSS3 Text provides the ability to apply hyphenation to text, via the hyphens property. While this is all well and good, it doesn’t provide the fine grain control you may require to get professional results. For this, let me introduce to you CSS4 Text.
I have been spending quite a bit of time recently helping out with compatibility issues on sites such as StackOverflow and the MSDN forums. It is often difficult to give helpful advice, as the reporter doesn’t give sufficient details to debug the problem. Instead of repeatedly typing the same message in each thread, I’ve distilled some points here, that may guide you when reporting your web development woes. Taking some time to stop and think, and put yourself in the shoes of the person that will read your report, will help you create better reports, and you’ll receive faster and better quality feedback.
So the news we were all dreading came to pass. Opera will drop Presto, in favour of WebKit. Four becomes Three. Only one browser engine remains where the dominant contributions come from an independent vendor who don’t have a vested interest in a large native ecosystem. What does this mean for Opera, and the Web at large?