Cassie and I went to a great Async talk last night all about code readability, which was well-timed because it’s been on our minds all week. Cassie explains more in this post.
Friday, December 7th, 2018
Friday, July 13th, 2018
A bold proposal by Heydon to make the process of styling on the web less painful and more scalable. I think it’s got legs, but do we really need another three-letter initialism?
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018
This service could be quite handy if you’re making a presentation that involves showing code—it generates syntax-highlighted images of code.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2017
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
A quick visual guide to CSS Grid properties and values.
Monday, April 3rd, 2017
It’s fascinating to look back at this early proposal for CSS from 1994 and see what the syntax might have been:
A one-statement style sheet that sets the font size of the h1 element:
h1.font.size = 24pt 100%
The percentage at the end of the line indicates what degree of influence that is requested (here 100%).
Monday, December 12th, 2016
CSS Shorthand Syntax Considered an Anti-Pattern – CSS Wizardry – CSS, OOCSS, front-end architecture, performance and more, by Harry Roberts
Sensible advice from Harry—only style what you mean to style.
Monday, November 16th, 2015
Regular expressions are my kryptonite. I’m rubbish at them and I can never keep the vocabulary in me head.
Mark recommended this tool so I’m going to give it a go the next time I have to resort to regex.
Friday, January 20th, 2012
This cracked me up. There are two possibilities: either this is really is very funny or I am very nerdy.
Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
Syntax for @font-face that’s more bulletproof than the techniques previously considered bulletproof …’till an even more bulletproof syntax comes along.
Monday, April 5th, 2010
A very handy GUI for figuring out the somewhat complicated syntax of border-image in CSS3.
Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010
A handy shortcut for when you just can't recall the exact syntax of border-radius.
Tuesday, June 30th, 2009
Wait... I thought this was considered harmful?
Tuesday, May 29th, 2007
I'm sure everyone else has already discovered this but I really was L'ing O L when I read the "Hai world" code.
Thursday, January 11th, 2007
Semantics in HTML - 1.”traditional semantic HTML” at microformatique - a blog about microformats and “data at the edges”
A superb article by John Allsopp on semantics in the broad sense, from philosophy and linguistics right through to markup. And this is just part one! Read, enjoy, and prepare for part two.