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Thursday Roundup # 28

IE10 CSS Hacks


Last year, Microsoft announced that IE10 will not be supporting conditional comments. With their history, this is obviously a risky move. Up to now, to target quirky behaviour in IE6-9, developers have been using conditional comments, conditional classes, and other IE-specific hacks.

But without conditional comments in IE10, the only options we’re left with to target CSS problems are hacks or browser sniffing — and we certainly don’t want to resort to the latter.

Interestingly, there have been a few posts and code snippets floating around that apparently do target IE10 specifically using a hack. This post is a summary of those techniques.

Generate App Icons Of All Sizes In A Click


This tool resizes and optimizes your icon designs into all formats needed for iOS and Android mobile app!

Responsive HTML Tables: FooTable


FooTable is a jQuery plugin that aims to make HTML tables on smaller devices look awesome – No matter how many columns of data you may have in them, FooTable transforms your HTML tables into expandable responsive tables.

Prime Free Font (Sans Serif Typeface)


Prime is a simple typeface with a techy feel and a strict, geometric origin. Designer wanted to create something that offers great readability in various sizes yet still offers enough subtle differences to stand out. Basic and somewhat neutral, it can be used in a variety of ways from distinct titles to body text.

Free Windows 8 Wireframe Templates for PowerPoint


Microsoft has finally released Windows 8, and is promoting its launch with a billion-dollar marketing campaign. This creates new opportunities for app developers, especially since the Windows Store isn’t yet as crowded as the Apple and Android counterparts. However, before you go ahead and start programming an app, I’d suggest you design some quick prototypes first to validate your idea. Play with different variants, show them to your peers, and adapt the designs based on the feedback you receive. Although this may seem like unwanted overhead, in the end, it will result in a better app with a better user experience.

To help minimize the prototyping effort, author has created a set of interface templates for PowerPoint. Using these templates, you can quickly put together a Windows 8 app layout and iterate on it. All elements in the set are based upon regular PowerPoint vector shapes, and are fully editable and customizable.

Notify Your Users When Their Network Goes Down


Heyoffline.js warns your users when their network goes down. In order to make sure they don’t lose anything. It is framework-agnostic, written in CoffeeScript, and compiled into JavaScript.

The Single Element HTML/CSS Icon Database: One Div


One div aims to highlight the potential of CSS3 through a library of single element logos.All icons displayed on the website are realised in pure css with only one html div. The challenge is also to provide an alternative to SVG. Indeed icons allow precise borders preserved even resized (As vector format). Then we can see a clear interest in responsive design.

Free Tool To Style & Add Special Effects to Icons: Iconbench


Iconbench is a free web based tool which allows you to style icons and add effects to your icons. Currently, Iconbench offers more than 5 different iconsets having more than 700 different icons for you to choose from.

Create Quality Print Versions of Web Pages With CSS3 Filters


Print stylesheets tend to be somewhat neglected by web developers, but their presence is often greatly appreciated by users. This article discusses how to create quality print versions with CSS3 filters.

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