A History of the Apple Mouse Created Exclusively With CSS

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The most impressive thing about Josh Bader's website that documents the history of the Apple Mouse isn't how comprehensive it is. After all, you can count the number of major hardware revisions Apple's made to its mouse since 1983 on two hands. No, what makes Bader's site particularly wonderful is that all the illustrations have been painstaking created using nothing but HTML CSS.

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No gifs, no jpegs, no pngs; just pure code that represents hours of painstaking work, lots of free time, and an unhealthy obsession with Apple's hardware. Now lets see him tackle every mouse Logitech has ever released, we hope he's got nothing planned between now and retirement. [Apple Mice via Taxi]

Illustration for article titled A History of the Apple Mouse Created Exclusively With CSS
Illustration for article titled A History of the Apple Mouse Created Exclusively With CSS

DISCUSSION

Man, I feel like we've gone back several steps in web design.

In the 90's it was a pain in the @ss, you had to learn a couple languages and program almost everything by hand.

In the 00's Flash made everything amazingly easy and nearly compatible on every platform.

Now, we're back to programing nearly everything by hand and compatibility issues. Except now you have to know 4 languages to get even the basics done.

Why can't someone make a decent design application for html5 that actually works.

HTML5 is supposed to be the future, but it feels like the distant past to me.