Minimal snippets for modern CSS layouts and components.
A terrific in-depth look at improving the performance of web fonts.
An excellent collection of advice and examples for making websites responsive and accessibile (responsive + accessible = responsible).
This is a useful technique that future me is almost certainly going to need at some point.
A follow-up to full-bleed layout post I linked to recently. Here’s how you can get the same effect with using CSS grid.
I like the use of the principle of least power not just in the choice of languages, but within the application of a language.
When you’ve got a single centered column but you want something (like an image) to break out and span the full width.
I count at least three clever CSS techniques I didn’t know about.
A useful resource for CSS grid. It’s basically the spec annoted with interactive examples.
Yet another clever technique from Lea. But I’m also bookmarking this one because of something she points out about custom properties:
The browser doesn’t know if your property value is valid until the variable is resolved, and by then it has already processed the cascade and has thrown away any potential fallbacks.
That explains an issue I was seeing recently! I couldn’t understand why an older browser wasn’t getting the fallback I had declared earlier in the CSS. Turns out that custom properties mess with that expectation.
Some great practical examples of progressive enhancement on one website:
- using grid layout in CSS,
- using the
pictureelement to provide
webpimages in HTML.
All of those enhancements work great in modern browsers, but the underlying functionality is still available to a browser like Opera Mini on a feature phone.
A cute walkthrough for flexbox and grid.
Lynn gives a step-by-step walkthrough of the latest amazing redesign of her website. There’s so much joy and craft in here, with real attention to detail—I love it!
This is such a great way to explain a technology! Chris talks through his thought process when using flexbox for layout.
A series of really nice CSS grid demos based on two-page magazine spreads.
Frank is redesigning in the open. Watch this space:
By writing about it, it may help both of us. I can further develop my methods by navigating the friction of explaining them. I’ve been looking for a way to clarify and share my thoughts about typography and layout on screens, and this seems like a good chance to do so. And you? Well, perhaps the site can offer a clearly explained way of working that’s worth considering. That seems to be a rare thing on the web these days.
The transcript of Andy’s talk from this year’s State Of The Browser conference.
I don’t think using scale as an excuse for over-engineering stuff—especially CSS—is acceptable, even for huge teams that work on huge products.
min() gets better support (it’s currently in Safari), we’ll be able to create container queryish declarations like this:
grid-template-columns: repeat(auto-fill, minmax(min(10rem, 100%), 1fr));