We started the April meeting by looking at a site called The Internet Explorer 6 Countdown. By its own description, the site “is dedicated to watching Internet Explorer 6 usage drop to less than 1% worldwide, so more websites can choose to drop support for Internet Explorer 6, saving hours of work for web developers.”
We then wrapped up our look at the new CSS3 pseudo-element selectors with a brief review and then a video from SitePoint and Russ Weakley about CSS :NTH Selector.
We looked at some pages at w3schools.com with examples of these selectors. Each page has a “Try it yourself” page with easy interactive test examples. Try these four pages and experiment with different calculations:
- :nth-child() Selector
- :nth-of-type() Selector
- :nth-last-child() Selector
- :nth-last-of-type() Selector
We then began using :nth-of-type() to style a table. We will continue with this topic next month, using more advanced styling, and then getting to responsive tables.