CSS Playing Cards
CSS Playing Cards help you to create simple and semantic playing cards in (X)HTML.
- @author Anika Henke firstname.lastname@example.org
- @license CC BY-SA [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0]
- @version 2011-06-14
- @link http://selfthinker.github.com/CSS-Playing-Cards/
- cards.css is the main part and provides the styles for the cards
- cards-ie.css is a tiny fix for IE < 9 to make a simple version work
- cards-ie9.css is a fix for IE9
- examples.html provides some example HTML
- README.md is this file
- faces/ contains images for the faces
How to use it
<div class="playingCards [fourColours|faceImages|simpleCards|inText|rotateHand]"> ... </div>
There needs to be a surrounding container with the class "playingCards" around all the cards. That container can also have other classes which serve as configuration options:
- fourColours: Switches the default two colour deck with a four colour deck. (The colours of the German four colour deck will be different.)
- faceImages: Switches the default dingbat symbols for faces with images. Note: Depending on the size of the card, you might need to adjust the image positioning of the faces in cards.css and the font-size in cards-ie9.css (search for "@change").
- simpleCards: Switches the default multiple suits to one simple single big suit in the middle.
- inText: Switches the size to something small enough to fit into normal text and also removes the inner bits.
- rotateHand: Switches the hand to rotate and fan in a semi circle.
The back of a card
<[element] class="card back">*</[element]>
To make the cards smaller or bigger, just change the font-size in the main "card" class in cards.css (search for "@change").
The front of a card
<[element] class="card rank-[2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|j|q|k|a] [diams|hearts|spades|clubs]"> <[element] class="rank">[2|3|4|5|6|7|8|9|10|J|Q|K|A]</[element]> <[element] class="suit">&[diams|hearts|spades|clubs];</[element]> </[element]>
Depending on the context, the main card element should either be an a (for selecting single cards), a label (for selecting multiple cards), an abbr (for making a card more accessible with a title), a div or a span (for pure representation or played cards), e.g.
<[a|label|abbr|div|span] class="card rank-a clubs" [href=""] [title=""]> <span class="rank">A</span> <span class="suit">♣</span> [<input type="checkbox" [...] />] <!-- if in label --> </[a|label|abbr|div|span]>
<[element] class="card joker [big|little]"> <[element] class="rank">[+|-]</[element]> <[element] class="suit">Joker</[element]> </[element]>
<ul class="[table|hand|deck]"> <li> [<strong>] <!-- if selected --> ... card ... [</strong>] </li> ... </ul>
- table places the whole cards side by side.
- hand places them side by side, but lets them overlap, so you will only see a part of each card. If the "rotateHand" option is enabled, you'll see the cards rotated in a semi circle.
- deck places the cards on top of each other, so that you cannot see single cards but a pack.
The CSS is only intended to work in modern browsers (Firefox 3.6+, Opera 10+, Chrome, Safari, IE9). To make a basic version work in IE8, you need the provided cards-ie.css. And IE9 also needs a little fix, as provided in cards-ie9.css.