Blink HTML text tag and its alternatives

Published 12/12/2014

The blinking text in HTML pages is probably one of the most paradoxical features of the web.

Being extremely popular among the webpage authors, at the same time it’s known as an extremely annoying among the users. “I won't deny the invention,” Lou Montulli, the blink tag inventor, wrote in his blog, “but there is a bit more to the story than is widely known.”

Being quite simple at first glance, it causes a lot of questions. “How to make blinking text in HTML?”, “Is the blink tag alive or dead?”, “How to blink a text without the blink tag?” Amazingly enough, people asked these questions during twenty years, and people keep asking them to this day.

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CSS Transition: -moz and -webkit vs CSS3

Published 12/8/2014

The Second Browser War of mid to late 2000s was long and bloody, but now it’s over. Even some guerrilla groups are still skulking in the trees of Internet, we’ll talk about them a little bit later.

Finally this war made Internet really better and clear, but it also lived a number of deplorable consequences that we continue feeling today. In particular, it’s a big uncertainty among the web developers about the standards they should or shouldn’t use in the different situations. “Will the code I just wrote work properly in all the most popular browsers or not?” Not only junior, but even an experienced developer not always can answer this question without a full-scale testing.

CSS properties’ animation is the classic example of such a case. When and where to use –moz-transition (-webkit-transition, -ms-transition, -o-transition, etc.) or just transition separately, together or instead? To find a correct answer to all these questions we need to examine this issue in details.

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