The C in CSS (2022.04.20 @ Full Stack Ghent)

Yesterday I attended the April 2022 “Full Stack Ghent” Meetup, at the offices of In The Pocket. The evening consisted of 8 lightning talks. Being part of the speaker line-up, I kicked off the meetup with a talk titled “The C in CSS”. CSS is short for “Cascading Style Sheets”. But what exactly is this …

The Future of CSS: CSS Toggles

Late last week, I was very delighted to see that Chromium will start prototyping with CSS Toggles, a proposal currently only available as an Unofficial Draft, authored by Tab Atkins and Miriam Suzanne (who else?!). CSS toggles are a mechanism for associating toggleable state with a DOM element. This state can be defined and connected …

Daft Punk – Around The World (In The Classroom with Michel Gondry)

This year, Daft Punk’s Homework turned 25. I was 13 when it was released, and it’s one of the music albums that influenced my musical taste a lot. In this video, Michel Gondry explains how the iconic video clip for “Around the World” is structured. For reference, here’s the (remastered) music video clip. Timeless. Via …

30 Days of PWA

Microsoft recently did a “30 Days of PWA” blog series. The posts got grouped per week, each week with a shared topic: Core Concepts: Learn the fundamental concepts and components of a PWA. Advanced Capabilities: Explore web capabilities APIs, status, and examples of use. Developer Tools: Learn about key authoring, debugging, auditing, testing and packaging …

Say Hello to <selectmenu>, a Fully Style-able <select> Element

Over at CSS-Tricks, Patrick Brosset dug into <selectmenu>, the customizable <select> we always wanted. The new experimental <selectmenu> control offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to styling and even extending a traditional <select>. And it does this in all the right ways, because it’s built into the browser where accessibility and viewport-aware positioning …

What’s new in Node.js core?

Simon Plenderleith gives a roundup of the new stuff that landed in Node since September 2021. Deep clone values (using structuredClone) Auto cancel async operations Fetch API Import JSON modules Abort API additions readline/promises API Corepack I’m especially excited about native fetch() support making it into Node 17. Note that you must enabled it using …

Valet 3.0: Multiple/Parallel PHP Version Support

For my local PHP Development needs I use Laravel Valet. It’s easy to set up, provides HTTPS, and just works. The only downside of using it, is the fact that the selected PHP version is system-wide: switching PHP versions — using valet use php@7.4 for example — affects all sites. With the 3.0 release of …

What’s new in ECMAScript 2022

Pawel Grzybek gives us a good overview of the ES2022 features The ECMAScript 2022 Language Specification candidate is now available. Even though the final version will be approved in June, the list of new features coming to the language this year is already defined. Let’s look at what’s coming to ECMAScript specification in 2022. What’s …