Me and two people in my course have done a presentation looking at new technologies in web design. We focused on 2 buzz words in the area, HTML5 and CSS3. I have wrote about HTML5 in the post “Web Design, A brief History”.
Instead of defining all features in a single, large specification like CSS 2, CSS 3 is divided into several separate documents called “modules”. The old specification was simply too large and complex to be updated as one, so it has been broken down into smaller pieces – with new modules added. These include:
- Hyperlink Presentation
- Multi-Column Layout
- Speech Module
- Backgrounds and borders
- The box module
- Lists module
Once it’s fully adopted as a standard and Web browsers and user-agents begin using it, CSS 3 will be a powerful tool for Web designers.
Here are a few more examples of what you can produce in css3.. impressive stuff! :
- 3D Coke Can http://www.romancortes.com/blog/pure-css-coke-can/
- Rotating 3D cube: http://www.paulrhayes.com/experiments/cube-3d/
- Css3 Clock: http://css-tricks.com/examples/CSS3Clock/