Really advanced CSS

There is much more to CSS than just styling borders and text. Unfortunately much of the really exciting stuff is not supported by many, if any, web browsers yet.

Someone who has experimented a lot with advanced CSS is Literary Moose. The Nemesis Project has published Advanced CSS Ornamentation, a three-part article in which Literary Moose explores the limits of what CSS can do. This long article shows some things that will be possible in the future, provided that browser vendors keep improving CSS support.

So when is the future? Hard to tell. My guess is around 2008, if ever, for Internet Explorer users. Much earlier for people who use browsers like Mozilla or Safari. Even sooner for those who use the latest version of Opera.

Posted on November 16, 2003 in CSS


  1. I haven’t really thought about this. 2008 seems a long way off, I know it could be a whole lot sooner if Microsoft got their act together, or everyone on the Net switched to Mozilla (I can dream, right?). Anything that advances either of these cases is great in my book.

    Also, seeing as this is my first comment on this sight, I’d like to say that this is a truly beautiful site. I’ve never seen silver with green before, I like it :)

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