Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+

Looking forward to this one: The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. Airing starts next …

First Look At The CSS object-view-box Property

Ahmad Shadeed dives into the new object-view-box property, a side-invention to the aforementioned Page Transitions API: The object-view-box property specifies a “view box” over an element, similar to the <svg viewBox> attribute, zooming or panning over the element’s contents. Like so: img { aspect-ratio: 1; width: 300px; object-view-box: inset(25% 20% 15% 0%); } Available now …

Bringing Page Transitions to the Web

At this year’s Google I/O, Jake presented the revised version of the Transition API: Native apps often feature transitions between states that both look great and help communicate the type of navigation to the user. The bad news: creating transitions between pages on the web is impossible. In-page transitions are possible, but complex. The good …

Deep Dive into Text Wrapping and Word Breaking

Will Boyd: Let’s talk about the various ways we can control how text wraps (or doesn’t wrap) on a web page. CSS gives us a lot of tools to make sure our text flows the way we want it to, but we’ll also cover some tricks using HTML and special characters. Contains a ton of …

Max Cooper – Symphony in Acid

Embedded above is the video clip for Max Cooper’s Symphony in Acid This video is from my ‘Unspoken Words’ project, where I tried to express things with music and visual art which I could not put into words. I turned to the writing of Ludwig Wittgenstein, who tackled this issue of the problems with words …

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 …