Hey Ozymandias,

by | Jun 30, 2008 | Stress Blog | 8 comments

Stress looks way cooler in Opera than Fire Fox 3. What gives?


Well Scott, I’ve been using an instruction called ‘text-shadow’ to create glow effects and drop shadows on titles for a couple of years. It’s a CSS3 property that isn’t implemented fully yet. At the time I put it in, KHTML/Webkit browsers like Safari and Konqueror could use it, but others couldn’t. It was planned for Gecko 1.8/Firefox 2, but did not even make it into Gecko 1.9/Firefox 3 a couple of years later. It is currently planned for Gecko 1.9.1/Firefox 3.1 which should be out in Beta form in a couple of months. When that happens, I will post a link.

Because of the fact that text-shadow used to be a CSS2 property but was dropped due to contradictory instructions, Mozilla developers pushed it back. Opera’s developers also pushed it back but implemented it in Opera 9.5.

Since the instruction has been sitting in the stylesheet for this site for over 2 years now, available to any browser that knew how to use it, it’s disappointing that full implementation has not been quicker, but that’s water under the bridge now.


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