How to Use CSS Shapes in Your Web Design
The layout principles–columns and rows, angles and lines–that we use to build websites today are largely influenced by their print heritage. And although grid implementation on the web is getting better and more polished, web layout in general is still awkward compared to print media, especially when it comes to content flow. Magazines and newspapers have always enjoyed elegant ways for arranging content layout, such as wrapping text around, or inside, non-rectangular shapes.
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The web has typically been a place of boxes and rectangles but an emerging CSS specification is going to change that. In this article I’ll introduce you to CSS Shapes, explaining what they are and the core concepts you need to start using them. WHAT ARE CSS SHAPES? The CSS Shapes specification describes geometric shapes for us in CSS...
For a long time, web designers have been forced to create within the constraints of the rectangle. Most content on the web is still trapped in simple boxes because most creative ventures into non-rectangular layout end in frustration. That is about to change with the introduction of CSS Shapes, available starting with Chrome 37. CSS Shapes allow web designers to wrap content around custom paths, like circles, ellipses and polygons, thus breaking free from the constraints of the rectangle.
While I was slithering around the web I discovered this suitable post from the place that is known for the web about utilizing Css3 to make some basic css shapes tutorials. You can see the trick sheet here. I began utilizing this trick sheet to make a few css shapes tutorials for website pages. Anyway the issue with utilizing a trick sheet is that you need to do a reversal and sort in the CSS each one time, so I make this page to effectively duplicate and glue the CSS so I can rectify the css shapes effortlessly.
While there are many ways to mask content with CSS, until very recently, there weren’t any standardized, reliable methods of wrapping content around images. Lately, that has completely changed: new techniques and CSS modules have pushed web page layouts to the cusp of a revolution in design.
CSS doesn't have special property for making triangles. But smart web developers invented a hack which allows to make triangles with different shapes and orientations using only CSS. The whole hack is based on different values for border CSS property.
It is possible to style your SVG shapes using CSS. By styling is meant to change the looks of the shapes. This can be stroke color and width, fill color, opacity and many other properties of your shapes. There are 6 ways to style the shapes in your SVG images. Each will be covered in this text. At the end of this text you will find a list of the CSS properties you can use with SVG. This text assumes that you are familiar with CSS. If you are not, I have a CSS Tutorial available too, which explains CSS in the context of HTML (where CSS is also used). The CSS properties for SVG elements are sometimes different from the CSS properties of HTML elements, but the overall principles remain the same.
Recently I’ve been thinking about how pages might start to break out of the “boxes inside boxes” trope that’s built up in web design over the past few years. One way to break through limitations is to merge two different creative possibilities: in this case, CSS clip-path and the Shapes module.
This is a great time saving Photoshop quick tip for web designers. This is one of thee new features available in Photoshop cc, which allows you to quickly generate CSS code for specific elements within your designs such as shapes. You can then copy of those CSS settings into the editor of your choice. Its one the fastest ways to move from design elements from Photoshop mock-up in to live code.
An Alice in Wonderland demo site highlights a storytelling technique that uses the CSS Shapes and CSS Regions modules and was created using Adobe Edge Code CC. Look under the site's hood.
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a fantastic tool to add layout to your websites. It can save you a lot of time and it enables you to design websites in a completely new way. CSS is a must for anyone working with web design. This tutorial will get you started with CSS in just a few hours. It is easy to understand and will teach you all the sophisticated techniques.