Frontend Engineering, Volume II
CSS: Chapter 5 Companion—More Properties
© 2013, Martin Rinehart
The above screenshots are from Example 5c on
border properties. This is an example of the surprisingly large differences between browsers. These two used the same HTML/CSS page.
CSS 2.1 Properties' Standard
We wouldn't work without this one open: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/propidx.html.
History of the W3C CSS Working Group
What is the CSS WG? "Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group Charter" (note—"End date: 30 Sep 2013"): http://www.w3.org/2010/09/CSSWG/charter.
Who is the CSS WG? Mar 2013 Membership: http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/members.en.php3.
In the beginning, "The WG was called 'CSS & FP WG' from 1997 to 2000." ( "Style Activity Statement"): http://www.w3.org/Style/Activity 2013-11-07.
Beginning, from Tantek Çelik, a long time CSS WG participant, "CSS 2.1 and CSS3 Color become W3C Recommendations - A Few Open Web Standards Practices Learned": http://tantek.com/2011/160/b1/css-2-1-css3-w3c-open-web-standards-practices-learned 2011-06-09.
CSS2 press release from: Cascading Style Sheets and Formatting Properties (CSS&FP) Working Group: http://www.w3.org/Press/CSS2 4 Nov., 1997.
Frustration boils over, middle of the CSS 2.1 turmoil "The CSS working group is irrelevant": http://ln.hixie.ch/?start=1181118077&count=1 6/6/2007.
It may not have been fast, but the "W3C CSS WG Blog" happened: http://www.w3.org/blog/CSS/ .
"An Inside View of the CSS Working Group at W3C" six blog posts from fantasai (Elika J. Etemad): http://fantasai.inkedblade.net/weblog/2011/inside-csswg/ 2011-11-02.
Who is, and can we believe fantasai? Conference session with fantasai and Tab Atkins "Agile Standardization within the W3C Process at W3C's 2011 Technical Plenary": http://www.w3.org/wiki/TPAC2011/Agile_Standardization 2011.
Official W3C "The CSS Recommendation Track": http://www.w3.org/blog/CSS/2007/11/01/css_recommendation_track/ 2007-11-01.
"CSS current work & how to participate" (official status, all modules): http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/current-work.en.html.
The standard covers these in Appendix A: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/aural.html.
This is a condensed summary: http://www.tutorialspoint.com/css/css_aural_media.htm.
The CSS3 "speech" media replaces (and changes!) CSS 2.1 "aural" media: http://www.css3.info/preview/speech/.
These are specified with exceptional clarity in the standard: http://www.w3.org/TR/CSS21/colors.html#propdef-background.
For a quick summary (if you can't remember every border style, for example): http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_border.asp.
color property: http://www.impressivewebs.com/css-color-property/.
line-height units: http://maccg.com/2014/04/line-height/.
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