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Fade Out Bottom (revisited)

The first post that was ever popular on CSS-Tricks was my tutorial on fading out the bottom of a website. Reader Pascal Moret wrote in with some suggestions for fixing it up for IE 6. I figured what the heck, might as well get it fixed up for those folks who might want to use it but are worried about that. The live demo is updated as well as the download.


Override Inline Styles from the Stylesheet

I honestly never even thought of doing this since clearly inline styles are usually the ones doing the overriding, but it is possible to override inline styles from the stylesheet. The theory is that you use the attribute selector, and simply something like span[style] { color: black !important; } will do the trick. IE 7 and 8 even play nice.


New jQuery Site

jQuery got a new website. At first there was a cartoony guitar-hero like illustration and a slogan "Be a JavaScript Rockstar", but the community freaked out and the illustration and slogan are gone. I think the new design is pretty slick, but I do echo some of the lingering complaints (like lack of current navigation highlighting).



The hippest new thing to hit the streets last week was Ubiquity from Mozilla. It's like a super AJAX, natural language, quicksilver-like, API-lovin', mashup-mashup. Of course it's meant to "make life easier" by adding a complicated new thingy to your browser that you have to learn how to use. It's actually extremely cool, but it's clearly for uber-nerds, not every-day folks.



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  1. Ubiquity is awesome, and the new jQuery site looks good.

    I’m really glad they listened when we spoke up about the “rock star” image!

    There are some bugs on the new site, which I did not expect from the official jQuery website. :/

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    I dig the new jQuery site now, I’m glad they did away with the cartoon guy. I agree, why doesn’t the nav use any nifty jQuery besides that so-subtle-you-can’t-see-it dropshadow rollover?

    Ubiquity is promising, but it is for the techy folk still. Maybe they need a toolbar for it so it is more accessible for beginners. Then as they get accustomed they can use the keyboard shortcuts.

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    Ubiquity has the potential to be brilliant. It’s great to see developers starting to use microformats in a meaningful way. Whatever happens with ubiquity in the future this kind of interactive browsing is the way I can see the web going in the future.

    I thankfully missed being bludgeoned by the Rock-star banner on the new jquery website, but after seeing some screen-shots of it I have to agree it was a bad move, glad they listened to the people.

  4. I really like new Jquery website – agreed.. Love that new things happen often – our internet world is greatly evolving all the time.

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    Thanks for the useful links and updates as usual. Shame I wanted to be a rockstar!

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