CSS Mural

August 24th, 2010

This CSS Mural by Paul Flannery is actually a little nerdy. He didn’t use any drawing or painting software but just HTML and CSS. The downside is that it looks different in different browsers.

This is the HTML & CSS version.

This is how looks like in Firefox.

And here’s a bonus piece by Paul: Spellbound.

6 Responses to “CSS Mural”

  1. raphael Says:

    The downside is for me an advantage !

  2. Daniel Says:

    As I have said elsewhere, the use of CSS to create content, added to the way in which webpages are now awash in DIVs and SPANs whose sole purpose is to support presentation, demonstrates the gross failure of the programme to separate content and presentation by taking responsibility for the latter from HTML and giving it to CSS.

  3. pieter | today and tomorrow Says:

    I understand your point, but it’s nice to see when someone uses something not like it was intended.

  4. Daniel Says:

    Faulting those who are using CSS in this manner would just be killing the messengers.

  5. mct Says:


    Separating content from presentation is just a design pattern. It promotes maintainability and rendering consistency. This piece is clearly not concerned with either.

  6. Chris Says:

    Love the marching ants smiley.

    The html/css image shows some of the possibilities we can’t yet use because of Internet Explorer, and that won’t be used much because we lack good wysiwyg editors for all those creatives who aren’t good at code.

    It also makes my browser all laggy when I scroll over it, in spite of the fact that on a pretty decent stationary computer.

    I also agree that it’s bad practice to make content with css. we already have .svg for vector graphics.

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