November 2013 Archives — Broken Links Archive

Cross-browser filters with CSS and SVG

For some time now, since Safari 6 and Chrome 18 were released, we’ve been able to use the -webkit-filter CSS property to apply graphical filters to HTML content. But it seems that many people aren’t aware that you can also do this in Firefox and — within a very limited set of parameters — IE9 and above.

The reason for this is that all of these browsers support SVG filter effects, and CSS filter effects are basically shorthand functions that apply predefined configurations of SVG filters.

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I’ve updated my Speaking page to include more conferences, more videos, and a little on my speaking requirements and preferences. I’m planning to cut down on the number of talks I give in 2014 (twelve is too many), but am always open to interesting offers and opportunities, so please get in touch if you’re organising an event.

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