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November, 2008

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CSS hacks for IE-only style rules

By Isofarro on November 18th, 2008 - 8 comments

The bane of CSS is IE6 and IE7 support, and most of the times they need a few extra styles to make things work. But those additional styles can mess up other browsers. Ideally we would want to have those styles only given to Internet Explorer. There are two hacks I typically use to filter […]

Easy clearing of floats

By Isofarro on November 18th, 2008 - 2 comments

One of the main methods of creating stable layouts is to ensure that elements that contain floated elements clear these floats. Given an element with an id of wrapper, the styles needed to easy clear any contained floats is: #wrapper:after { content: “.”; display: block; height: 0; clear: both; visibility: hidden; } #wrapper { zoom: […]

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