Complex vs Compound Selectors

Good post by Miriam Suzanne In CSS, there are compound selectors and also complex selectors, and I never remember which is which. Do you need to learn the difference? Probably not. But I’m tired of looking it up. Don’t tell anyone but this is the reason why many of us blog: to remember things 😉 …

Fun CSS-only scrolling effects for Matterday

In this post, Lynn Fisher walks us through the parallax scrolling CSS effects featured on the Matterday project. Does not use Scroll-Linked Animations (which is undergoing a spec rewrite) but transform hacks that rely on translateZ() to create a stack and scale() to correct the size again. Fun CSS-only scrolling effects for Matterday →

CSS: Select first x items

Because I keep forgetting this, an entry on the blog so that my future self can find it back easily: CSS: Want your first 5 list items to be bold? li:nth-of-type(-n + 5) {font-weight: bold;} Start with the # of list items you want to impact, then increment backward with -n. — Estelle Weyl (@estellevw) …

Re-evaluating technology

Jeremy underlines importance of revisiting past decisions: In recent years in particular it feels like the web has come on in leaps and bounds: service workers, native JavaScript APIs, and an astonishing boost in what you can do with CSS. Most important of all, the interoperability between browsers is getting better and better. Universal support …

Star Wars Scene Transition Effects in CSS

You know those wipe transitions between scenes in Star Wars movies? Have you ever thought it would be awesome to recreate them with CSS? Probably not, but, well, here we are. Let’s do it. Uses gradients set as a mask-image which transition on hover. For the iris and clock wipte effects, @property is used. Star …

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 …