CSS is on a tear lately. Again, I’ve heard of a brand new thing I’ve never seen before, and again it’s via Miriam: CSS Conditionals.
There is a new thing coming in CSS: @layer. As with all new things, it takes time to really wrap your head around it. And despite me tapping at my keyboard about it, full disclosure, I’m not sure my mind is fully there yet. Fortunately, smart people are on the case!
CSS ::before and ::after pseudo-elements allow you to insert “content” before and after any non-replaced element (e.g. they work on a <div> but not an <input>). This effectively allows you to show something on a web page that might not be present in the HTML content. You shouldn’t use it for actual content because it’s […]
The web’s premier conference is online this fall, October 11–13, 2021: An Event Apart Full Summit. If you already know how good of a conference this is (i.e. that some of the web’s biggest ideas debut at AEA) then just go buy tickets and please enjoy yourself. You can buy literally any combination of the […]
This is a good tweet from Harry: I like it because, as he says, it’s the correct way to think about it. It helps form a mental model of how websites work.
I’ll never forget one of Karen McGrane’s great lessons to the world: truncation is not a content strategy. The idea is that just clipping off text programmatically is a sledgehammer, and avoids the kind of real thinking and planning that makes for good experiences.
Nowadays, creating complex shapes is an easy task using clip-path, but adding a border to the shapes is always a pain. There is no robust CSS solution and we always need to produce specific “hacky” code for each particular case. In this article, I will show you how to solve this problem using the CSS […]
My favorite kind of blog post is when someone takes a subject that I’ve spent all of five minutes considering and then says—no!—this is an enormous topic worthy of a dissertation. Look at all the things you can do with this tiny CSS property! I was reminded of this when I spotted this post by […]
Humans crave connections, and the advent of the digital revolution has empowered us to be more connected than ever before. The Internet has unleashed upon billions of people unprecedented economic and political freedom, as well as powerful means of control and domination. Yet, the vast majority of us are oblivious to its inner workings.
There is a helluva gotcha with styling a <details> element, as documented here by Kitty Guiraudel. It’s obscure enough that you might never run into it, but if you do, I could see it being very confusing (it would confuse me, at least). Perhaps you’re aware of the shadow DOM? It’s talked about a lot […]
You might already know about the CSS gap property. It isn’t exactly new, but it did gain an important new ability last year: it now works in Flexbox in addition to CSS Grid. That, and the fact that I believe the property is more complicated than it appears, made me want to go back and […]