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Re: [css4-background] use cases for 'border-corner-shape'?

From: Nicole Sullivan <nicole@stubbornella.org>
Date: Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:12:22 -0700
Message-ID: <CAHGiabg6+d9t3KF0_+sO2Rrsny0QQOk8x7dWFdqdFXXWiHX1Mg@mail.gmail.com>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hi David,

I hope you don't mind me jumping in here. I usually lurk, but don't post
anything.

I think you might struggle to find real world sites because of the emphasis
recently on using real text and CSS rather than images to achieve designs.
For example, we received the following mockup for the "buy a ticket" button
for CSSConf:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1R2N-G_MObBNWNDTzFLQWRra3M/edit?usp=sharing<www-style-request@w3.org>

In looking at it, we ascertained that we would need to use an image to
achieve the corners the designer wanted, in which case we would struggle to
make it contain real text and scale to different sizes in our responsive
design.

You can see the button design we came up with instead on http://cssconf.com/.
I think it is disappointing/boring compared to what we'd hoped to achieve.
(Especially given that we were able to recreate the rather complicated
background pattern in pure css)

Anyway, my two cents is that this would be a heavily used feature,
designers are currently being held back by a desire to avoid unnecessary
images. Though, I think it would be better to have a formula to describe
the shapes rather than a few predetermined shape options.

Cheers,
Nicole
Received on Sunday, 24 March 2013 23:21:27 GMT

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