Working with CSS Clip Path to replace background images in your theme?

I absolutely love the power of CSS, maybe more than a coconut flavored Mexican Paleta… maybe.

I’ve been replacing background images whenever possible with Clip Path and CSS Gradients.  It is so much fun…

Use this for quickly creating Clip Paths of all sorts:

Use this to generate sweet CSS background gradients:

And use this for other fun CSS3 magic:

What the BOX-SHADOW!?

Recently I ran into a issue where I also wanted to apply a box-shadow to this ensemble.  And had it been possible, it would have knocked it out of the park for a grand slam.  However, regardless of the box-shadow styles I applied, they’d never show up.  Turns out it wasn’t just a weird local caching issue… the box-shadow only follows the shape of a rectangle and not a custom clip-path yet.  In my case, I didn’t have access to edit template files, so I settled without it right now.  But if you do have access to source code so you can effect HTML output, you could add another div and offset it to create that pseudo shadow.

Found this on stock exchange to be useful:

 

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Adobe Max 2015

It was a very inspiring conference, learned a lot and experienced a ton.

Experience as much of the conference as you can be watching it online:
The keynotes were the huge general assembly sessions, and were the most impressive to me, especially the first day’s “Create with Impact” keynotes.  Many of the Breakout Sessions that followed will be worth checking out too.
Enjoy!
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The QT Quart lives on!

Things come and go all the time, but every once in a while they stick around—like this very sharp QT Quart Fountain Drink!

View of QT Quart Fountain Drink Koolee cup full of xacto blades, taped up sides, but still works.

Sure, the Big Q is the hot stuff right now, but don’t forget the path its predecessor, the classic QT Quart Koolee, paved to make that possible!

View of QT Quart Fountain Drink Koolee cup full of xacto blades, super heavy!

This very sharp QT Quart lives on, making itself useful in other ways! How’s your QT live on?

Don’t mind the tape, this classic Koolee serves us just as great now as it did with the first cold gulp.

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Sears Kenmore Elite Trio Strikes Again!

7/8/2015 – Well, here’s the update as of last night:

View of Kenmore Elite Trio refrigerator's control panel showing the digital temperatures at 37 F for Freezer and 52 F for frig.

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Sears Kenmore Elite Trio finally fixed!

6/25/2015 Update:

Apple on a frosted looking glass shelf in a cold refrigerator.

This is an apple. Not just any apple, it’s an apple that is now in our cold working refrigerator! Yay!

Oklahoma Appliance came through for us big time.  $244 got our new frig back and running.  If you live within 30 miles of Cushing, OK and have problems with an appliance, I highly recommend giving them a call!  Very professional, knowledgeable and did great work!

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Sears Kenmore Elite Trio – 596.77593800

The lemon?

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Baked Zitti

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Stephanie made some excellent baked Zitti. Read More »

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Ruben sandwich and broccoli rice and cheese casarol

Stephanie made this awesome Ruben sandwich and delicious broccoli rice cheese casarol. image
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American Pharoah wins Triple Crown!

 

American Pharoah crosses the finish line at Belmont Stakes to win the Triple Crown after 37 years.

American Pharoah crosses the finish line at Belmont Stakes to win the Triple Crown after 37 years. Image credit: Seth Wenig, ASSOCIATED PRESS, http://www.startribune.com/american-pharoah-becomes-1st-triple-crown-winner-in-37-years/306385751/

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Mobile van or tiny house?… How about both!

Functional design with artistic flair…

Main cab of van, near completion

Main cab of van, near completion – photo credit: http://www.divinefactory.net/cs/earthship

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What color is this dress?

A Lesson in Accessibility – Vision can vary greatly:  So this picture of a dress went viral, I looked at it after trying to figure out Cheryl’s stupid birthday.  And brace yourself because when you compare it to a “better” picture of the dress (one that portray’s its true color) it might just have you saying “What a crappy photo!”

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When Is Cheryl’s Birthday?

This question had me hating Cheryl for not just telling when her birthday is, yet loving how whity she is in her games of birthday secrecy.  I was also disgusted with Albert and Bernard for their lack of communication.

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Taco Omelet

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