El Prognostigador

Way back in January I asked why you couldn’t specify multiple background elements on a single CSS node, which would make 90% of the complicated CSS design techniques completely unnecessary.

Looks like I’m not the only one who wondered that, and now you can do it. In Safari, anyway. Woo.

Of course, it’ll take a while for the Mozilla people to catch up, and it’ll be years before they get around to implementing it in Internet Explorer, and it’s not the sort of thing you can design to degrade gracefully — so for the forseeable future you’re going to have to add all the extra node hooks anyway, which means you’ve done all the work anyway and don’t need this technique.

Still, if we could just get IE to fall off the planet, the web would suddenly become a whole lot easier to design for.

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