Those cool retro filters aren’t just for cameras and image editors anymore…
By coupling FilterEffects and a few simple image overlays, we’re able to achieve some pretty cool effects similar to those produced by camera apps, such as Instagram. Be warned, these filters are only supported by webkit browsers at this point, but it’s still an exciting glimpse into the future of CSS and a fun way to explore photo manipulation via code.
Why is it? Form elements are fully customizable using simple CSS styling *except* <select> drop downs. Oh sure, you can tweak colors, sizes, fonts, etc. but I’m talking about overriding the native controls and really making them your own. Of course, you can use jQuery, which is an excellent solution in most cases, but sometimes introducing additional scripts can interfere with what’s going on under the hood.
I recently stumbled upon a neat concept, and after a little wrangling, I was surprised to have found a pretty simple way to override the native <select> drop down. Oh, happy day!