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A cool new CSS reference

Tommy Olsson and Paul O’Brien have made something I’ve wanted to make for a while but haven’t had time for: a complete, modern CSS reference with in-depth usage information, examples, and compatibility information for more browsers than my standards support resource currently covers. I haven’t read through the whole thing, but what I’ve seen so far has been pretty accurate, including the documentation of some picky bugs that most standards support resources miss.

For a while now, I’ve felt that we’ve needed an accurate, up-to-date reference with more information and better readability than the W3C specs. Aside from the “all rights reserved” licensing, this is very close to the way I would have designed it. Clearly, a lot of work has been put into this.

One Response to “A cool new CSS reference”

  1. John L. Clark Says:

    I wanted a quick answer to the following question: “Does Firefox 2 support the ability to style alternating elements differently?” I knew there was a (CSS 3) pseudo-class for it, but I couldn’t remember the name of the pseudo-class or the latest support status. Naturally, I wandered over to Web Devout. I noticed your linkage to Olsson and O’Brien’s CSS reference, so I decided I’d look for my answer there. After 5-10 minutes of poking around in their reference, I couldn’t find the answer, so I came back to WD, and was able to locate the answer in under a minute. Your reference is easy to navigate and interpret and provides accessible quirk information, and I prefer the approach of linking directly into the specifications. The only thing I wanted, but could not find, was information about when your reference tables were last updated.

    Posted using Mozilla Firefox on Linux.