Emoji Customizer created with CSS Variables

Fun pen by Jakob Eriksen in which he combines Emoji and CSS Custom Properties to create an Emoji Customizer.

The reason that this works is because of the fact that emoji can have modifiers. Skin Tone and Hair, as used in the demo above, are such modifiers. Using the ZWJ ("\u200d") you can glue all parts together so that they become an β€œEmoji ZWJ Sequence”, yielding a new Emoji.

πŸ€“ My favorite Emoji ZWJ Sequence is the Rainbow Flag (πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ). It literally is the combination of a white flag (🏳) and a rainbow (🌈).

Published by Bramus!

Bramus is a Freelance Web Developer from Belgium. From the moment he discovered view-source at the age of 14 (way back in 1997), he fell in love with the web and has been tinkering with it ever since (more …)

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