Archive for the 'CSS' Category

Custom Borders Using CSS2.1

March 21, 2010

Román Cortés consistently demonstrates some amazing effects using just CSS on his blog at  A couple of rather famous ones are his Pure CSS Coke Can and 3D Meninas.

However, he also has a nice little effect styling a blockquote  as an effective “pull quote” with a single background image and use of the :after pseudo-element.  The blockquote expands to accommodate the text, and is simple and neat.

Find it here:

Also, check out his brilliant contact form.

Thanks Román!


Pure CSS Speech Bubbles

March 18, 2010

Do you ever have a blockquote and feel the need to make it render as a speech bubble?  Possibly, possibly not; but just in case you do, Nicholas Gallagher shows us how to do it using just CSS (admittedly with some CSS3).