The CSS Cascade: A Deep Dive (2022.06.09 @ CSS Day)

On June 9 & 10, I was in Amsterdam for CSS Day – a conference I’ve been attending since it’s very first edition in 2013. This time – after a two year hiatus due to youknowwhat – I was very glad to be back! This time not as an attendee though, but as a speaker. …

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 …

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 @bramus/specificity v2

Back in February I created @bramus/specificity, an NPM package to calculate the Specificity of CSS Selectors. As that version was more of a thought experiment/POC, there was a lot of room for improvement. Yesterday, after 11 betas, version 2.0.0 of @bramus/specificity was released. Let’s take a look … Quick Example To give you an idea …

Embrace the Platform (UX Ghent)

Last week I was invited to speak at the March 2022 UX Ghent meetup, a frontend-themed edition. I gave a talk called “Embrace the Platform”, which is all about Progressive Enhancement. The slidedeck is up on slidr.io, and is also embedded below: The slides themselves won’t tell you that much, though. To know the details, …