February 18, 2013

February 2013 Meeting Report

At the February meeting of the PACS CSS Workshop, we started with a general discussion about pseudo-classes. We previously worked with this topic when we were styling links and used pseudo-classes like :hover and :visited. Those are referred to as "interaction" pseudo-classes. With the table styling we are working on now, we will be using "structural" pseudo-classes.

We spent the meeting going through variations of styling a simple page with the :nth-child pseudo-class, going from the very general to slightly more specific. Next month, we will look at more details about using :nth-child, get into more specificity, and then consider whether there is a better option for our purposes.

February 10, 2013

February 2013 Meeting Announcement – Styling Children

The next meeting of the PACS CSS Workshop will be Saturday, February 16, at our usual 9-10 hour. The main topic this month will be "Styling Children."

We are working on responsive design, and our first example is tables. We are starting with "zebra striping" for tables, a way to make them more readable. Last month we looked at how we have implemented striping in the past. This month, we will work with CSS3 pseudo-selectors that make the process more efficient. With that behind us, we can then understand the techniques that some designers are using to make tables responsive.

Kids are welcome, but the children we will be styling are found in the DOM.