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This is the monthly archive for February 2013.

New CSS tests - CSS2 and Backgrounds & Borders on desktop

Permalink | in Mobile CSS tables 2013

This week I published the CSS2 and Backgrounds & Borders tables for desktop only. I found no surprises. That concludes my publications for this week.

CSS2 is the table that contains all properties that were never redefined in any CSS3 module. It includes such vital properties as display, position, and overflow.

The mobile tables are delayed because I’m waiting for a bunch of Nokia phones to arrive. I’m not sure when I’ll get them, but I hope to be able to continue the mobile tests late next week. Maybe I’ll publish another desktop table in the mean time.

And when I publish the mobile tables, oh boy, the stories I can tell. overflow: auto and position: fixed on mobile, baby!

New CSS tests - fonts and text

Permalink | in Mobile CSS tables 2013

Just now I published the desktop and mobile tables for the CSS Text module and related ones — think italics, underline, and letter-spacing, but also hyphenation and text-shadow.

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Browser stats for Q4 2012 and all of 2012

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It’s time for some mobile browser stats, as always according to StatCounter. Here are the figures for Q4 last year, as well as for 2012 as a whole. Summary: an excellent year for Google’s browsers.

If you’re so inclined you can see ominous portents of the approaching WebKit apocalypse in these numbers. Non-WebKit browsers are losing market share everywhere.

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New CSS tests - selectors and columns

Permalink | in Mobile CSS tables 2013

Over the weekend I finished the first two CSS compatibility tables new style: selectors and columns. These tests are almost complete (a few selectors are missing), and have been executed in 40 or so browsers, desktop and mobile.

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Opera switching to WebKit: thoughts and guesses

Permalink | in Opera, Opera Mobile/Mini

OK, so Opera is going to move to WebKit. I didn’t see that coming, despite the recent news about a WebKit-based browser on iOS (can’t port Presto there, so of course it’s WebKit).

What does all this mean? Hard to tell. Here are a few thoughts and guesses.

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CSS Day speakers announced

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Eight top speakers talk about their favourite CSS modules. 14th of June, Amsterdam. That's CSS Day. Sounds good?

It sounds even better when you see the line-up. Every speaker will focus on one or two CSS modules, as follows:

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