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Poll Results: Internet Connection Speed

In this latest poll, I asked people to test their own internet connection speed then vote in the poll based on their result. The speed choices ranged from (what I would consider) blazingly fast, to mediocre, to nearly unusably slow. I would have guessed a bell curve, with most people having mediocre speeds and just a few on the edges of extreme fast/slow. We didn't get that at all. … Read article

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Layered Paper

<div class="layered-paper">
    Howdy
</div>
.layered-paper {
    background: #eee;
    box-shadow:
        0 1px 1px rgba(0,0,0,0.15), /* The top layer shadow */
        0 10px 0 -5px #eee, /* The second layer */
        0 10px 1px -4px rgba(0,0,0,0.15), /* The second layer shadow */
        0 20px 0 -10px #eee, /* The third layer */
        0 20px 1px -9px rgba(0,0,0,0.15); /* The third layer shadow */
}

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Handling Long Words and URLs (Forcing Breaks, Hyphenation, Ellipsis, etc)

There are times when a really long string of text can overflow the container of a layout.

For example:

URL's don't typically have spaces in them, so they are often culprits.

Here's a big snippet with all the CSS players involved:

.dont-break-out {

  /* These are technically the same, but use both */
  overflow-wrap: break-word;
  word-wrap: break-word;

  -ms-word-break: break-all;
  /* This is the dangerous one in WebKit, as it breaks things wherever */
  word-break: break-all;
  /* Instead use this non-standard 
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#108: Using Chartwell

Chartwell is a font specifically for making simple and beautiful pie charts, bar charts, and line graphs. It's as simple as writing out simple equations like 40+20+25+15. In desktop software like Adobe Illustrator, you control the graph by writing out the formula in that font then turning on ligatures. On the web, the formula is in text and you apply the font via @font-face and a JavaScript polyfill for ligature support. Browser support goes back even to IE 6.

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